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William Helu (born 19 April 1986) is a Tongan rugby union player. His usual position is on the wing or at centre. He is part of the Tonga national rugby union team and was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[1]

William Helu
Birth nameViliami F.U.A. Helu
Date of birth (1986-04-19) 19 April 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthOtahuhu, New Zealand
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight97.5 kg (15 st 5 lb; 215 lb)
SchoolWellington College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2015
2015-2017
2017-2018
USA Limoges
FC Grenoble
Rugby Roma Olimpic
Bristol Rugby
Manly RUFC
Wasps RFC
Edinburgh Rugby
Timisoara Saracens
18
20
7
16
6
28
14
6
(20)
(10)
(5)
(50)
(10)
(70)
(20)
(20)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Tonga 23 (35)
Correct as of 9 October 2015

Helu was part of the Tongan squad that defeated France in the pool games at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He signed with Bristol on a two year deal but chose to leave the club for personal reasons after the 2011-2012 season.

He was part of the squad that beat Scotland 21–15 at Pittodrie in 2012. In 2013 he signed with London Wasps together with Taione Vea.[2][3] where he quickly made a name for himself in the aviva premiership and European Challenge cup. He had some impressive performances for the club which was recognised by his peers and was voted the award for London Wasps players player award for the 2013-2014 season. He played in the 2013 Pacific Nations Cup. In 2015 he was part of the World Cup hosted in the United Kingdom where he played in 3 games, his last international appearance was vs New Zealand All Blacks in Newcastle, the last pool game for Tonga in the 2015 World Cup.

Helu signed a two-year deal with Edinburgh in 2015.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bristol sign up Tonga international William Helu". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ "London Wasps sign Tongans William Helu and Taione Vea". BBC Sport. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Aviva Premiership: Wasps sign Tonga internationals Taione Vea and William Helu". skysports.com. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Edinburgh: Will Helu to join from London Wasps in the summer". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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