Morgan Turinui

Morgan Turinui
Date of birth (1982-01-05) 5 January 1982
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
School Waverley College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Stade Français
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Randwick DRUFC
Sunshine Coast Stingrays
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003 07
2008 10
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Australia A
Australia U-21
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps

Morgan Turinui (born 5 January 1982) in Sydney is an Australian rugby union footballer who currently plays for French team Stade Français.

Early life

Turinui was educated at the Sydney school of Waverley College.[1][2] In 2000, Turinui captained the Australia Schoolboys, having been the vice-captain of the side in the previous year. Turinui went on to represent the Australia under-21 team in 2002, and play for the Australian Sevens side in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Professional career

Turinui came of age in 2003, scoring a record six tries for his club side, Randwick DRUFC, against Warringah Rugby Club. This effort helped him to be selected for his provincial team, the New South Wales Waratahs, in the same year. In his first year as a professional player, he made his debut for the national team against Ireland and was selected for the Wallabies' campaign for the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.

Although he did not feature prominently in the 2003 tournament, he went on to become a regular fixture in the national team. Turinui was named vice-captain of the Wallabies for their Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in September 2005 and played in all 13 of the Wallabies' Tests in that year. In June 2007, Turinui signed with the Queensland Reds for the 2008 Super 14 season.

Outside rugby

He is a sought after public speaker and wrote a popular blog on the Wallabies campaign for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.


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