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Sateki Tuipulotu (born 3 July 1971) is a former rugby union footballer who played internationally for Tonga.

Sateki Tuipulotu
Date of birth (1971-07-03) 3 July 1971 (age 48)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight203 lb (92 kg)
Rugby league career
Position(s) Full-back
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996 Leeds 9 (8)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2003 Parramatta ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-1999
1999-2002
Leeds
Worcester
78
58
(773)
(577)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994-2003  Tonga 20 (190)

Tuipulotu was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He first played for Tonga in 1994 against Wales. Playing at fullback, he was a regular player for Tonga until his retirement following the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He also played in the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 1999 Rugby World Cup where he helped kick Tonga to a victory over Italy with a drop goal as the last kick of the game. His last match for Tonga was their 91–7 loss to the All Blacks at the 2003 World Cup.

He is now head coach of the Penrith Emus who compete in the Shute Shield

ReferencesEdit

  • Scrum Profile
  • "Key Player:Sateki Tu'ipulotu". bbc.co.uk. 17 September 1999. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  • "Last-gasp winner gives Tonga hope". bbc.co.uk. 10 October 1999. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  • "Sateki Tu'ipulotu". rugbyworldcup.com. Retrieved 20 April 2008.[dead link]