Hendrik Tui

Hendrik Tui (born 13 December 1987) is a Japanese international rugby union player who currently plays as a loose forward for Suntory Sungoliath in the Top League.[2][3] From 2015 he will represent the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby.[4][5]

Hendrik Tui
Full nameHendrik Tui
Date of birth (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 ½ in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb; 235 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward / Wing
Current team Suntory Sungoliath / Reds
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2013 Panasonic Wild Knights 24 (35)
2013–2015 Suntory Sungoliath 50 (105)
2015–2018 Reds 17 (0)
2019- Sunwolves 1 (0)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Japan 44 (90)
Correct as of 15 September 2019


Born in New Zealand, Tui is of Samoan descent. He attended De La Salle College in Mangere, Auckland before going onto university in Japan. Tui has made a name for himself in Japanese rugby, first with the Panasonic Wild Knights, and latterly with Suntory Sungoliath whom he joined in 2013.[3] Some strong showings alongside ex-Wallaby international back-row forward George Smith brought him to the attention of Super Rugby franchise the Queensland Reds, and he was contracted to the Brisbane-based side for the 2015 Super Rugby season.[4]


Tui made his international debut for Japan against Tonga in June 2012 and to date has made 25 appearances for his national side and scored 11 tries.[2][6]


  1. https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/japan/player/46461
  2. "Hendrik Tui ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  3. "Hendrik Tui Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. "Hendrik Tui Reds Player Profile". Reds Rugby. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  5. "St George Queensland Reds 2015 squad announced". Reds Rugby. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  6. "Hendrik Tui IRB Player Profile". IRB.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
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