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DYNAMIC LOOSE forward Hoskins Sotutu spent most of his rugby growing up playing in the backline, emulating his father Waisake who also played for Auckland and the Blues.
It was only in the later stages of his schooling that Sotutu moved to the forward pack and he has since gone on to play for the New Zealand Under 20s, Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup and made his Super Rugby debut off the bench in 2019. Sotutu turned heads in 2020 as a powerful ball carrier and relentless defender. He was among the competition’s best with more than 100 carries and 80 tackles.