Gerard Cowley-Tuioti

Gerard Cowley-Tuioti (born Gerard Tuioti-Mariner; June 16, 1992) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a lock for North Harbour in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup[1][2] and the Blues in the international Super Rugby competition.[3][4][5]

Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
Full nameGerard Tuioti-Mariner
Date of birth (1992-06-16) 16 June 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (247 lb; 17 st 9 lb)
SchoolMassey High School
Kelston Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team North Harbour, Blues
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– North Harbour 37 (10)
2016– Blues 36 (15)
Correct as of 12 April 2019

Early careerEdit

Raised in Auckland, he was initially schooled at Massey High School but later attended Kelston Boys' High School and helped its team reach the semi-finals of their 1A competition in 2010.[4]

Senior careerEdit

Cowley-Tuioti first played provincial level rugby in New Zealand in 2014, turning out 5 times for North Harbour. He became a regular starter the following year, playing 10 times and then played a significant role in Harbour's successful 2016 campaign which saw them promoted from the Championship to the Premiership for 2017. Cowley-Tuioti played in all 12 games during the season, 11 of them from the start, and scored 1 try.[2]

Super RugbyEdit

After just a season and a half's experience at national provincial championship level, Cowley-Tuioti was named in the Blues squad ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season.[3] The step up proved a tough one and he could only muster a solitary appearance from the replacements bench against the Brumbies during his debut campaign at that level. Despite this, his continued good form at domestic level with North Harbour ensured that Blues coach Tana Umaga retained him in his squad for 2017.[5]

Career HonoursEdit

North Harbour

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 23 November 2016[2]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2016 Blues 1 0 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gerard Cowley-Tuioti North Harbour Player Profile". Harbour Rugby. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Gerard Cowley-Tuioti itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Tuioti-Mariner earns Blues contract". New Zealand Herald. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Gerard Cowley-Tuioti Blues Player Profile". Blues Rugby. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Blues 2017 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 3 November 2016.