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Frank Halai (born 6 March 1988) is a rugby union footballer who plays as a winger for Pau in the Top 14.[1][2] He previously played for Counties Manukau[3] in the ITM Cup, and before that Waikato. Halai is a former All Black Sevens and All Black representative, having played one test match in 2013.[4]

Frank Halai
Date of birth (1988-03-06) 6 March 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthPangai, Tonga
Height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb; 16 st 7 lb)
SchoolWesley College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Pau
All Black No. 1128
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 Waikato 6 (0)
2012–2015 Counties Manukau 31 (70)
2013–2015 Blues 39 (70)
2015–2017 Wasps 41 (70)
2017–2019 Pau 19 (30)
2020- Austin Herd ()
Correct as of 4 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 New Zealand 1 (5)
2013–2014 Barbarian F.C. 3 (5)
2014 New Zealand Barbarians 2 (5)
Correct as of 4 May 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2011–2012 New Zealand 7
Correct as of 4 May 2019

Halai made his Super Rugby debut in Round 1 of the 2013 season when he started on the wing and played all 80 minutes of a 34-20 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington, scoring a try in the process. He ended the season as the Super Rugby leading try scorer with 10,[citation needed] and was third in line breaks with 21, behind his Blues team mates Rene Ranger and Charles Piutau who had 24 each.

On 16 March 2017, Halai leaves Wasps in England for French club Pau in the Top 14 from the 2017-18 season.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Willison to fill Nonu void". rugby365. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Frank Halai Player Profile". Blues. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Frank Halai Counties Manukau Player Profile". New Zealand: CMRFU. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Halai all fine by Tietjens". NZ Herald. 5 February 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Wasps and New Zealand winger Frank Halai joins Pau next season". BBC Sport. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.

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