Cooper Vuna rugby player
Cooper Vuna rugby player

Cooper Vuna

5th Jul 1987 1.80m/104kg Left Wing

Cooper gained his first cap for the Wallabies against Scotland in Newcastle in 2012, the second Wallaby debutant through the Rebels system.

A serious shoulder injury sustained while playing for his local Club, Endeavour Hills, saw him miss most of 2012, which would have seen the Wallaby winger feature heavily in the Rugby Championships.

Although only his second year, Cooper’s speed, strength and mercurial ball skills have made him a crowd favourite at AAMI Park and many rugby grounds throughout New Zealand.

Cooper’s footballing career began in Auckland, debuting as an 18 year old for the New Zealand Warriors in 2004, before venturing to the Newcastle Knights and cementing his spot in first grade, playing over 50 matches between 2007 and 2010.

The powerful winger switched from rugby league to union in 2011 and can also play in the midfield, having represented Tonga in the Autumn internationals.

Vuna joined Worcester Warriors in 2015 before signing for Premiership rivals, Bath Rugby in January 2018.

(LS January 17, 2018)


Career

275213_100002908945441_1598230740_n Tonga
Left Wing
2016 - present
newcastle-falcons Newcastle Falcons
Left Wing
2019 - present
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Left Wing
2011 - 2013
australia Australia
Outside Centre
2012 - 2013
luo Toshiba Brave Lupus
Left Wing
worcester-warriors Worcester Warriors
Left Wing
2015 - 2017
bath Bath Rugby
Left Wing
2018 - 2019