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Victor Vito
New Zealand
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Full name Victor Vasefafanua Junior Vito
Born March 27, 1987, Wellington
Current age 27 years 177 days
Major teams Hurricanes, Junior All Blacks, Wellington, New Zealand
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 240 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2014 24 9 15 10 2 0 0 0 20 3 1 85.41
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2012 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 75.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 5 3 2 10 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2010-2012 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at New Plymouth, Jun 12, 2010 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Jun 14, 2014 match details
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Vito's All Black selection in 2010 followed a breakthrough Super14 campaign with the Hurricanes and announced the pacy back-rower as a prospect on the international stage. Quick and precise rather than brutish, Vito offered a different outlook at blindside to the defensively solid Jerome Kaino in Tests against Ireland and Wales. A former star at Sevens and Under-19 level, the Wellington flanker made the All Blacks' Tri-Nations squad following injury but was behind the experienced Kaino in the pecking order.

Vito found himself on the outskirts of the All Blacks side during the 2011 season and after impressing throughout the Super Rugby - despite his side the Hurricanes underperforming - Vito earned a late call-up to the All Blacks side for their Tri-Nations match in Port Elizabeth against South Africa. VIto clearly did enough to impress coach Graham Henry and he was handed a call-up to the 30-man squad for the 2011 World Cup.

During the tournament Vito started three games and came on as a replacement twice, scoring two tries, as the All Blacks were crowned World Champions for a second time.

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Aug 28, 2014
All Blacks' TJ Perenara, Victor Vito and Tawera Kerr-Barlow pose during New Zealand's fashion week
All Blacks' TJ Perenara, Victor Vito and Tawera Kerr-Barlow pose during New Zealand's fashion week
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Jun 28, 2014
The Hurricanes' Victor Vito limps off the pitch early
The Hurricanes' Victor Vito limps off the pitch early
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Jun 3, 2014
The All Blacks practise lineouts in training
The All Blacks practise lineouts in training
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Oct 26, 2013
Canterbury's George Whitelock waits to shake hands with Victor Vito
Canterbury's George Whitelock waits to shake hands with Victor Vito
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