Pete Samu rugby player
Pete Samu rugby player

Pete Samu

17th Dec 1991 1.85m/102kg Blindside Flanker

Born in Melbourne but playing for Tasman, Samu captured the attention of Crusaders selectors while playing for Randwick in Sydney and was briefly in the Waratahs Wider Training Group.

He played club rugby in Nelson, earning a call-up to the Tasman Makos later that year. In 2015, the dynamic ball-runner was named the Player of the Year for the Crusaders Knights development team, and got called into the Crusaders squad towards the end of that season as injury cover.

He also spent two seasons in England with the St Ives club in Cornwall before returning to Randwick then making the move to New Zealand, earning himself a contract in 2016.

He made his debut against the Blues in Christchurch that year and went on to be a regular for the Crusaders in the following years.

In August 2017, the Australian-born loose forward re-signed for the Crusaders for a third season after winning the Super Rugby title and in May 2018 he announced he had signed for the Brumbies

Ahead of the 2018 June Internationals, Samu was called into the Wallabies squad to face Ireland.

Samu featured in all three tests against Ireland and earned his first start in the Rugby Championship against South Africa.

On 29 May 2018, Samu joined the Brumbies for the 2019 Super Rugby season

(LS January 2, 2018)

Career

Randwick RFC logo Randwick RFC
Openside Flanker
St Ives RFC logo St Ives RFC
Openside Flanker
australia Australia
Blindside Flanker
2018 - present
Canberra_Vikings_logo_page_image Canberra Vikings
Blindside Flanker
2018 - present
brumbies ACT Brumbies
Blindside Flanker
2019 - present
TRU Tasman Mako
Openside Flanker
2014 - 2018
crusadars Crusaders
Blindside Flanker
2016 - 2018