Alex Tulou rugby player
Alex Tulou rugby player

Alex Tulou

21st Mar 1987 1.92m/114kg No. 8

Alex Tulou is an American Samoan-born loose forward who started his school boy rugby at Hastings Boys' High School in the province of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

He was quickly identified as an up-and-coming young player with tremendous strength, ball skills and speed.

Tulou started his provincial career with the Wellington in the 2006 NPC before joining Taranaki in 2008 and was named in the Hurricanes Super 14 squad.

In 2008 Tulou represented the New Zealand 7s against Tunisia.

In 2010 he signed a two-year deal to play for Bourgoin in the Top 14, he played 15 Top 14 matches for the club in the 2010/11 season, scoring 3 tries, and 4 matches in the European Challenge Cup, scoring one try.

In 2011 he signed for Montpellier. During the 2011/12 season, Tulou established himself as a first-team regular for Montpellier, featuring in 24 league games.

In September 2012 it was announced that Tulou had signed a new contract to keep him at Montpellier until 2015. He went on to make 88 appearances for Montpellier before signing for Castres ahead of the 2015/16 season.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Tulou has had 24 European Cups appearances scoring 6 Tries and 30 points.

JW January 18
ML 16/10/18

Career

Castres Olympique Castres Olympique
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2015 - present
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No. 8
2006 - 2007
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No. 8
2008 - 2008
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No. 8
2008 - 2008
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2010 - 2011
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2011 - 2015