Super Rugby

Height: 189cm
Weight: 110kg
Born: 13/12/1987
Place of Birth: Auckland, NZ
Senior Club: Norths
Junior Club: High School Old Boys, Christchurch / Ponsonby Ponies, Auckland NZ
School: De La Salle College, Auckland NZ

Representative Honours
Japan (2012-)
Queensland (2015-)
Rugby World Cup (2015)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC - - -
Queensland 30 - 2015 v Chiefs, Suncorp Stadium
Super Rugby 30 - 2015 v Chiefs, Suncorp Stadium
Test Rugby (Japan) 40 80 (16T) 2012 v Tonga

Player Bio

Hendrik Tui has wasted no time in his belated introduction to Super Rugby, leading the way as one of the Reds’ most exciting back rowers, despite making his debut in the competition as a 27-year-old.

Tui is also an experienced Test campaigner, having played 38 Tests for Japan in the last four years, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, where he featured in the side’s historic win over South Africa.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Hendrik moved to Japan as a 19-year-old where he played Rugby at Tokyo’s Teikyo University while studying Health Science.

Following university, he joined the Panasonic Wild Knights from 2011 to 2013, before making the move to Suntory Sungoliaths. He joined Queensland ahead of the 2015 season and alternates between the Reds and Suntory each year.

Continued his form as one of the Reds’ most dynamic forwards, regularly featuring in the starting back row alongside Suntory Sungoliaths teammate George Smith. Featured for Japan in their June Tests.
One of the key attacking threats for the Reds in 2016. Featured in all 15 of the side’s matches in his first full season of Super Rugby and finished second in the Pilecki Medal count for players’ player.
Missed much of the season due to a broken leg. Made his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs at Suncorp Stadium. Named in Japan’s squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and played in all their pool games.
Continued his damaging form for Suntory Sungoliaths alongside Springboks flanker Schalk Burger, while also featuring heavily in the Eddie Jones coached Japanese national team. Signed for Queensland Reds for the following Super Rugby season.

Updated 19/06/2017