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Victor Vito

Determined and hard-working, Victor Vito continues to improve both his game and his leadership abilities. He made two appearances against England in 2014 and rejoins the All Blacks for the MyRepublic Northern Tour after injury ruled him out of rugby in the middle of the year.

Vito made a valuable contribution to the Hurricanes 2012 Investec Super Rugby campaign. He played seven Tests for the All Blacks in 2011, including five at RWC 2011 where he also scored his maiden Test try and a second against Canada. His representative career includes appearances for New Zealand Schools, New Zealand Under 19 and Under 21, and New Zealand Sevens.

Vito first captured the attention with his stand out performances for the Scots College 1st XV in New Zealand's capital Wellington.  He also played for the Marist St Pats Club in Wellington.

Vito captained the New Zealand Under 19 side which was runner-up in the IRB World Under 19 Championship in 2006. He then went on to debut for the Wellington Lions and played six games for the side.

To cap off an incredible year, Vito was then nominated for the IRB Under 19 Player of the Year Award.

A notable Sevens player, Vito's performance for the Lions led to him earning a Super 14 contract for the Hurricanes.

Playing primarily at blindside, Vito also impressed with good showings at number eight, and his skills in fifteens included a strong work rate around the field, good abilities in the loose, and a solid showing in the air.

At over 1.92 metres and nearly 110kg, Vito earned a maiden call up into the All Blacks squad in 2010, playing in six Tests.

Player
Position:
Loose Forward
Born:
27/03/1987
Physical:
1.92m, 109kg
Test Debut:
v Ireland at New Plymouth 12/06/10
Test Points Breakdown:
2t
Test Points:
10
Provincial Team:
Wellington
Provincial Debut:
2006 v Waikato
Provincial Caps:
38
Provincial Points:
30 (6t)
Super Rugby Team:
Hurricanes
Super Rugby Debut:
2009 v Highlanders
Super Rugby Caps:
19

Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2010
12 June v Ireland at New Plymouth 66-28 (+)
19 June v Wales at Dunedin 42-9
31 July v Australia at Melbourne 49-28 (+)
7 Aug v Australia at Christchurch 20-10 (+)
22 Aug v South Africa at Johannesburg 29-22 (+)
11 Sept v Australia at Sydney 23-22 (-)

2011
21 Aug v South Africa at Port Elizabeth 5-18 (+)
27 Aug v Australia at Brisbane 20-25 (+)
9 Sept v Tonga (RWC) at Auckland 41-10 (-)
16 Sept v Japan (RWC) at Hamilton 83-7 (-)
2 Oct v Canada (RWC) at Wellington 79-15
10 Oct v Argentina (RWC) at Auckland 33-10 (+)
16 Oct v Australia (RWC) at Auckland 20-6 (+)

2012
9 June v Ireland at Auckland 42-10 (-)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 22-0 (+)
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5 (-)
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18 (+)
12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (+)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38 (+)

2013
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0 (+)
22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9 (-)

2014
7 June v England at Auckland 20-15 (+)
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (+)