Kini Naholo rugby player
Kini Naholo rugby player

Kini Naholo

16th Apr 1999 1.78m/92kg Left Wing

Kiniviliame Naholo might even be quicker than his All Black brother Waisake Naholo.

Naholo was an internet sensation as schoolboy scoring 40 tries in 20 games for Hastings Boys' High School's 1st XV in his final year of school.

His performances as schoolboy meant that he was hot property for the provincial teams in New Zealand but he decided to follow his brother's footsteps by signing with Taranaki.

He went on to debut for Taranaki in their Ranfurly Shield defence game against Heartland Championship side Tikorangi Domain and proved he's more than simply a schoolboy bully.

He beat four defenders with multiple steps for his first five-pointer before he gassed the opposition from 45m for his second, a burst which included an eye-opening step and fend on his debut.

Naholo increased his growing reputation in his first Mitre 10 Cup season with Taranaki in 2018.

He is part of the Chiefs 2020 Super Rugby squad, but is yet to make his debut.

He heads into the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup season having made 5 appearances for Taranaki.

(LS September 12, 2020)


Career

processimage Taranaki
Left Wing
2018 - present
Hastings BHS logo Hastings Boys High School
Left Wing
chiefs Chiefs
Left Wing
2019 - present