Whetu Taewa is a former New Zealand rugby league player.
Whetu started playing on the West Coast where he played all grades up to the West Coast Representative side and made the Junior Kiwis
in 1988. In 1989 he moved to Christchurch
and played for the Hallswell club. This was the year he first made the New Zealand Kiwis
, joining there tour to Great Britain
. From 1990 to 1993 he was part of the great Canterbury side and again joined the Kiwis on the 1993 tour.
Australian Rugby League
In 1994 he signed with the Auckland Warriors
who were to be a new team in the Australian Rugby League
premiership. He moved up to Auckland
and played for the Counties Manukau Heroes
in the Lion Red Cup
that year. In 1995 he was in the inaugural run on side for the Warriors in their first match against the Brisbane Broncos
However in 1996 he was not wanted by the club and he joined the North Queensland Cowboys
In 1997 he joined the Sheffield Eagles
in the Superleague (Europe)
competition. In his time with Sheffield he was part of the side that won the 1998 Challenge Cup
In 1999 he joined the Hull Kingston Rovers who played in the Northern Ford Premiership, the division below the Super League.
In 2003 he was an assistant coach for Hull KR before he returned home. He now resides in Cromwell.