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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.[2] He previously played rugby league for the New Zealand Warriors.

Sam Lousi
Sam Lousi.jpg
Birth nameSamiuela Lousi
Date of birth (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight121 kg (19 st 1 lb)
SchoolSt. Paul's College
Notable relative(s)Sione Lousi (brother)
Rugby league career
Position(s) Second-row, Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–14 New Zealand Warriors 3 (0)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Wellington, Hurricanes
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2016
2015
2016–2019
2017–2019
2019-
Waratahs
NSW Country Eagles
Wellington
Hurricanes
Scarlets
18
6
22
27
(0)
(0)
(15)
(10)
Correct as of 20 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2019- Tonga 4 (0)
Correct as of 11 September 2019

Family and early lifeEdit

Lousi was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He is the younger brother of Sione Lousi who played international rugby league for Tonga.

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.[3]

Loisi represented the Junior Kiwis rugby league team in 2010 and 2011.

CareerEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Lousi signed with Warriors until the end of the 2013 season and was the tallest and second heaviest player in the squad.[3][4] 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.[5]

Rugby unionEdit

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.[2] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sam Lousi rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ a b Robinson, Georgina (2 April 2015). "Sam Lousi ruled out for Super Rugby season". Syney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Sam Lousi rleague.com
  4. ^ Young giant set to reach new heights Archived 3 February 2013 at Archive.today taimionline.com, 12 September 2011
  5. ^ Injury report encouraging ahead of Perth trip warriors.co.nz, 22 July 2012

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