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Sione Lauaki
New Zealand
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Full name Sione Tuitupu Lauaki
Born June 22, 1981, Ha'apai
Current age 33 years 183 days
Major teams Bayonne, Chiefs, Clermont Auvergne, Junior All Blacks, Pacific Barbarians, Pacific Islanders, New Zealand
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 262 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2008 20 9 11 30 6 0 0 0 15 5 0 75.00
Pacific Islanders 2004-2004 3 3 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
New Zealand 2005-2008 17 6 11 15 3 0 0 0 15 2 0 88.23
Bledisloe Cup 2005-2008 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2007 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2005-2008 4 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pacific Islanders at Adelaide, Jul 3, 2004 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Samoa at New Plymouth, Sep 3, 2008 match details
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Profile

Tongan-born Sione Lauaki made his international debut for New Zealand against Fiji in 2005, having represented the Pacific Islanders in three of their Tests in 2004. Graduating from the same club side as the great Michael Jones, Lauaki was selected for the All Blacks after scoring tries against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand for the Pacific Islanders.

In 2005 he made substitute appearances in the first and second Tests against the British and Irish Lions before starting the third Test in Auckland as the All Blacks racked up a series whitwash. He made four appearances for the All Blacks during the 2007 Rugby World Cup, starting against Romania and Portugal.

He played his club rugby in New Zealand for Waikato and the Chiefs, joining Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne in 2010 following a series of disciplinary breaches at home. After one season with Les Jaunards he moved to Bayonne, where he was joined by fellow All Black Neemia Tialata in a double swoop.

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Jan 14, 2011
Clermont Auvergne's Sione Lauaki stretches the Racing defence
Clermont Auvergne's Sione Lauaki stretches the Racing defence
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Jan 2, 2011
Clermont No.8 Sione Lauaki takes on the Bourgoin defence
Clermont No.8 Sione Lauaki takes on the Bourgoin defence
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Dec 4, 2010
Clermont No.8 Sione Lauaki looks to off-load
Clermont No.8 Sione Lauaki looks to off-load
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Sep 1, 2010
Clermont's Sione Lauaki attempts to barge through Racing's defence
Clermont's Sione Lauaki attempts to barge through Racing's defence
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