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Motu Matu'u

Hooker

Bio

Motu Matu’u, the Miramar enforcer, cemented his reputation as a committed, tough tackling rugby player with a series of bright cameos off the bench in his first Super Rugby season in 2012.

As well as muscle up front and strong defence, Matu’u brings a strong work ethic any side he plays for.

By the end of 2014 Matu’u had earned 42 caps for Wellington over six seasons, making his provincial debut in a pre-season Ranfurly Shield defence against Wairarapa-Bush. His first ITM Cup came off the bench against Manawatu in 2010, while he made a further 10 appearances in 2011 and took the field in every ITM Cup match.

His 2013 Super Rugby season was cut short mid-way through the campaign after he broke his arm playing against the Stormers.

In July 2013 he re-signed with the Hurricanes for a further two years, until the end of 2015.

He made 11 appearances in 16 matches for the Hurricanes in 2014. 

Player profile

Position
Hooker
Hurricane
180
Height
184
Weight
111
Date of birth
30-04-87
Birthplace
Wellington
Province
Wellington
Nickname
Motz,M2
Career
2012 -

Stats

Provincial Teams
Wellington
Provincial Points
10 (2t)
Provincial Caps
42
Provincial Debut
2009 v Wairarapa-Bush
Super Rugby Caps
48
Super Rugby Points
15 (3t)
Super Rugby Debut
v Stormers, Cape Town, 25/02/12
Appearances
48