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Whetu Taewa

Whetu Taewa

Whetu Taewa is a former New Zealand rugby league player.

New Zealand

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.

England

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.

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