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
Rugby World Cup (2015)
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.