Tevita Li rugby player
Tevita Li rugby player

Tevita Li

23rd Mar 1995 1.82m/94kg Left Wing

Li made his senior debut for North Harbour during the 2013 ITM Cup while aged just 18 years old and still attending high school.

He has shown plenty of promise since making his Super Rugby debut for the Blues in 2014. In the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship, Li scored a hat-trick against France becoming the highest try-scorer in tournament history.

His ability to beat a defender at paired with his overall skills meant that he become the first-choice winger for the Blues and scored four tries in the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season Tevita Li left the Blues, having made 30 appearances and scoring 7 tries, and joined the Highlanders where he would link up with the likes of Ben Smith and Waisake Naholo to form a dangerous back three for the Dunedin side.

Li returned to some of his best form in 2017 with his new side scoring 4 tries in 11 matches for the Highlanders and started the match against the British and Irish Lions.

He also topped the Mitre 10 Cup scorers list with 11 tries, 4 of which coming in one match against Taranaki.

Li heads into the 2018 season having played in 41 Super Rugby matches scoring 11 tries.

JW December 17

Career

image North Harbour
Left Wing
2013 - present
highlanders Highlanders
Left Wing
2017 - present
ultimateRugby World XV
Left Wing
2018 - present
nz New Zealand U20's
Left Wing
2014 - 2014
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Fullback
2014 - 2014
auckland-blues Blues
Inside Centre
2013 - 2016