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Name  Fotunuupule Auelua
Career start  2006
Role  Rugby Player
Education  Trinity Grammar School
Height  1.89 m
Positions  Flanker
Weight  115 kg

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Fotunu'upule Auelua (known as Fotu) is an Australian rugby union player who plays at Number 8 for the Brumbies in Super Rugby. He previously played for Dax, Toulon and NTT Shining Arcs.

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Early life

Auelua is of Samoan descent. He was born in Wellington but moved with his family to Campbelltown in Sydney at a young age, where he played most of his junior rugby for the Campbelltown Harlequins Rugby Club. He attended Trinity Grammar and played rugby for the Australian Schoolboys in 2001 and 2002.

Career

Auelua played for West Harbour between 2003 and 2005.

In March 2010 he signed a two-year deal to join the Brumbies in 2012, with the Australian Rugby Union to pay part of his salary. In the interim, he rejoined his former West Harbour coach and mentor Joe Barakat at Tokyo-based NTT Communications club side from July 2011 to February 2012.

Auelua was named as captain of the Canberra Vikings for the inaugural season of Australia's National Rugby Championship in 2014.

Club

  • Until 2003 : Campbelltown Harlequins
  • 2003–2005 : West Harbour
  • 2006–2007 : US Dax
  • 2007–2010 : RC Toulon
  • Honours

  • Pro D2 Champions : 2008
  • Winner of the Pro D2 finals: 2007
  • Super Rugby Statistics

    As of 24 December 2014

    References

    Fotunuupule Auelua Wikipedia


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