Tane Tuipulotu

Tane Tuipulotu

Under the shadow of Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith, Tane Tuipulotu was loaned from Wellington to Manawatu in the 2006 season. His physicality and speed made him a formidable attacker, able to slice through a team's defence. Playing 4 games and scoring a single try, Tuipulotu's class is evident through his appearances with the Chiefs and the Hurricanes.


  • Position: Second Five Eighth
  • Number of Manawatu Games: 4
  • Years Played for Manawatu: 2006
  • High School Club: St. Kentigern College
  • Super Rugby Teams: Chiefs Hurricanes


  • Nationality: Tonga
  • Date of Birth: 07 February 1982