Super Rugby


4/29/2016

St.George Queensland Reds flanker Hendrik Tui signs contract extension


St.George Queensland Reds loose forward Hendrik Tui has re-signed with the club through to the end of 2017.

The New Zealand-born Japanese Test player has been in rare form for the Reds in 2016. Playing in just his second season of Super Rugby, Tui currently leads all loose forwards in the competition for carries (93) and has beaten the second most number of defenders (28). He is also the second most productive attacking threat for the Reds, behind Samu Kerevi. 

Tui, who was part of the Japan side which defeated the Springboks at last year’s Rugby World Cup, said he was thrilled to be staying at Ballymore for a third season. 

“I’m really happy to be coming back to the Reds in 2017,” he said.

“I was disappointed not be able to contribute as much as I wanted to in my first season with the Reds, so this year has been a rewarding experience, being able to prove to myself and my teammates that I can contribute at this level. 

“I came back to Ballymore this year with a goal of playing regular Super Rugby and I’m pleased I’ve been able to do that. I see my future at the Reds. I’ve loved my time here so far and I want to keep working hard and contributing to the Reds.

“My family and I are so happy to come back to Brisbane for another season.”

Queensland Rugby Union Executive General Manager – Reds, Daniel Herbert, said: 
“We knew Hendrik had a lot to offer at this level and he has arguably been the standout for the Reds so far this season. Our 2017 player list if coming together very well and Hendrik will be an important part of that group.”

Hendrik Tui
Position:
Loose forward  
Height: 189cm
Weight: 108kg
DOB: 13/12/1987 
POB: Auckland, New Zealand
School: De La Salle College, Auckland
Club: Norths Eagles 
Representative honours: Japan (2012-), Rugby World Cup (2015), Queensland (2015-)
Queensland Rugby debut: 2015 v Chiefs, Suncorp Stadium
Queensland Rugby caps: 10
Super Rugby debut: 2015 v Chiefs, Suncorp Stadium
Super Rugby caps: 10
Test debut: 2012 v Tonga, Tokyo (Japan) 
Test Caps: 36
Test Points: 80 (16T)

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