William Helu

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William Helu
Full name Viliami F.U.A. Helu
Date of birth (1986-04-19) 19 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Otahuhu, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 97.5 kg (15 st 5 lb)
School Wellington College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

Bristol Rugby
Edinburgh Rugby
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Tonga 23 (35)
Correct as of 9 October 2015

William Helu (born 19 April 1986) is a Tongan rugby union player. His usual position is on the wing or at centre. He is part of the Tonga national rugby union team and was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup where he played in one match.[1]

Helu was part of the Tongan squad that defeated France in the pool games at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He signed with Bristol on a two year deal but chose to leave the club for personal reasons after the 2011-2012 season.

He was part of the squad that beat Scotland 21–15 at Pittodrie in 2012. In 2013 he signed with London Wasps together with Taione Vea.[2][3] where he quickly made a name for himself in the aviva premiership and European Challenge cup. He had some impressive performances for the club which was recognised by his peers and was voted the award for London Wasps players player award for the 2013-2014 season. He played in the 2013 Pacific Nations Cup.

Helu signed a two-year deal with Edinburgh in 2015.[4]


  1. ^ "Bristol sign up Tonga international William Helu". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "London Wasps sign Tongans William Helu and Taione Vea". BBC Sport. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Aviva Premiership: Wasps sign Tonga internationals Taione Vea and William Helu". skysports.com. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Edinburgh: Will Helu to join from London Wasps in the summer". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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