Patrick Tuipulotu

An exciting young lock, Tuipulotu is another new All Black who has also just made the step up to Investec Super Rugby and has thrilled rugby fans with his physicality and aerial skills.

Tuipulotu is the most recent All Black to come from the notable Ponsonby club in Auckland and the first of the 2013 New Zealand Under 20 side to be named as a full member of the All Blacks squad.

Debut for NZ: 2011 NZ Schools
Career notes (National Rep Teams or Awards in Sport): New Zealand Schools 2011
Life/favourites: Video games, chilling with family and friends
Favourite Rugby ground: The cage - St Peters College
Favourite rugby player and why: Jerome Kaino - a total beast.
Earliest rugby memories: Under 11s for Ponsonby got thrashed by suburbs in horrendous rain.
Best rugby memory: Beating Auckland Boys Grammar on the cage in 2009
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Dad- helped me out since i started playing, been honest and very influential in my progress as a semi professional rugby player so far.
Food: Meatloaf wrapped with bacon, setamed veges and mashed potato
Actor/Actress: Adrienne Palicki
Movie: Space Jam
On your itunes /iphone playlist: return of the mack - Mark Morrison
Holiday destination: America
Non-rugby sports team: Miami heat
Sporting hero: Lebron James
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: channing tatum, to ask him how to get the ladies.
I hate it when…. It’s not sunny
I can’t live without….. socks
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be…. an architect

1.98m, 120kgs
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Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (+)
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (+)
23 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10 (+)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (+)