Toni Pulu rugby player
Toni Pulu rugby player

Toni Pulu

28th Nov 1988 1.84m/93kg Right Wing

Pulu began his professional career in New Zealand playing for the Counties Manukau Steelers in the 2012 ITM Cup. He immediately became a regular starter on the wing and his impressive performances helped them become established in the ITM Cup Premiership Division.

The year 2015 saw him being named the Wider Training Group for the 2015 Super Rugby season. While still in the Wider Training Group, Pulu made his debut for the Cheifs in the 53-10 win over the Western Force in March 2016. He was called in from the bench due to the number of injuries the Cheifs have received in the 2016 season and scored a try in this appearance.

In September 2016, he extended his contract with the side until 2018. He was selected in the Chiefs 2017 Super Rugby squad having represented the Waikato side on 12 occasions scoring 5 tries.

Pulu made 8 appearances for the Chiefs during the 2017 Super Rugby season scoring 5 before sustaining an injury against the British & Irish Lions which ruled him out for the remainder of the year.

Pulu took his Super Rugby appearance tally to 32 by the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

At the conclusion of the season, he signed a two-year deal with the Brumbies and will cross the Tasman following the conclusion of the Mitre 10 Cup season.

Pulu holds an Australian passport and was immediately eligible to play for the Wallabies thanks to a dispensation granted by World Rugby despite having previously played sevens for Niue.

He joined the Brumbies for 2019, having scored four tries in 11 games last year for the Chiefs.

(LS January 2, 2019)

Career

brumbies ACT Brumbies
Right Wing
2019 - present
ultimateRugby World XV
Right Wing
2018 - present
chiefs Chiefs
Right Wing
2015 - 2018
counties Counties Manukau
Left Wing
2014 - 2018