Samiuela "Sam" Lousi (born 20 July 1991) is a New Zealand rugby footballer of Tongan heritage. He currently plays rugby union for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby after earlier being with the New South Wales Waratahs. He previously played rugby league for the New Zealand Warriors.
|Birth name||Samiuela Lousi|
|Date of birth||20 July 1991|
|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||121 kg (19 st 1 lb)|
|School||St. Paul's College|
|Notable relative(s)||Sione Lousi (brother)|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
Family and early lifeEdit
A Bay Roskill Vikings and Richmond Rovers junior, Lousi was educated at St Paul's College in Auckland. He played for the New Zealand Warriors Toyota Cup squad, being part of their grand final winning squads in 2010 and 2011. He finished his Toyota Cup career with 43 games and 11 tries.
Loisi represented the Junior Kiwis rugby league team in 2010 and 2011.
Lousi signed with Warriors until the end of the 2013 season and was the tallest and second heaviest player in the squad. He spent the 2012 season playing for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup before making his National Rugby League debut in round 20 as a last minute replacement for Steve Rapira, who suffered an injury in pre-match warm ups. Lousi had played a game for the Vulcans earlier in the day.
Lousi signed with the NSW Waratahs for the 2015 season but, after gaining four caps, he suffered a shoulder injury which ended his Super Rugby campaign. He joined the New South Wales Country Eagles team in the National Rugby Championship for the 2015 season. In 2016, he joined Sydney club Southern Districts. In 2019, he agreed to join Scarlets. In the same summer he got chose to play for Tonga in Rugby World Cup in Japan.
- Sam Lousi rugbyleagueproject.org
- Robinson, Georgina (2 April 2015). "Sam Lousi ruled out for Super Rugby season". Syney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
- Sam Lousi rleague.com
- Young giant set to reach new heights Archived 3 February 2013 at Archive.today taimionline.com, 12 September 2011
- Injury report encouraging ahead of Perth trip warriors.co.nz, 22 July 2012