Tolu Latu (born 23 February 1993) is a Tongan-born Australian Rugby Union player who currently plays as a hooker for the Waratahs in Super Rugby.[1][2]

Tolu Latu
Full nameSilalotu Latu
Date of birth (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthNukuʻalofa, Tonga
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)
Notable relative(s)Lotu Taukeiaho (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Template:Stade Francais
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–18 Sydney University 15 (20)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–19 Waratahs 31 (5)
2014−16 Sydney Stars 6 (0)
2016-19 NSW Country Eagles 9 (10)
2019- Stade Francais 3 (0)
Correct as of 21st December 2019 @ 11:45:56AM
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–13 Australia U20 9 (15)
2016– Australia 15 (0)
Correct as of 19 September 2019

CareerEdit

Latu plays Shute Shield rugby for Sydney University and was a member of the premiership-winning side in 2013. His performances there caught the eye of the Waratahs who signed him up ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season.[3][4] Tolu Latu represented the Sydney East Primary Schools Sports Association at the State Championships in 2005.

InternationalEdit

Latu was a member of the Australia Under 20 side that competed in the 2012 and 2013 IRB Junior World Championships.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tolu Latu Waratahs Player Profile". Waratahs Rugby. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Tolu Latu itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Waratahs sign winger and hooker". ESPN Scrum. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Forklift driver Tolu Latu to push NSW Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau after signing on for 2014". Courier Mail. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Tolu Latu Australia Under 20 Player Profile". Rugby Australia. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Curtis Browning to lead Australia's IRB JWC 2013 challenge". Kerikeri rugby. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Tolu Latu IRB JWC Player Profile". IRB.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014.