Charles Piutau

Charles Piutau
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SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 199
  • Position: Fullback, Wing
  • Born: 31/10/91
  • Height: 186
  • Weight: 95
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Caps: 24
  • Provincial Points: 50
  • Provincial Debut: 2010 v Bay of Plenty
  • Blues Debut: 2012 v Force
  • Blues Caps: 41
  • Blues Points: 40
  • Breakdown: 8T
  • Test Caps: 11
  • Test Points: 15
  • Test Debut: 2013 v France

A rapid rise to a world-class performer Charles was a Blues try-scoring machine and one of the most elusive players in New Zealand rugby. Charles made his All Black debut in 2013, earning 16 caps for the national side.

The Tongan native also played Under-20s with his home country before pledging allegiance to New Zealand. Tthe fleetfooted winger is dangerous on attack, solid under the ball and confident on defence.

At the end of 2015, Charles announced he would be signing a two-year contract with Irish club Ulster for the 2016 season onwards.