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Isaia Toeava

Just 19 years of age, Isaia Toeava joined the All Blacks in 2005 after only eight appearances in the Air New Zealand NPC but certainly held his own in his Test debut, at fullback against Scotland at Edinburgh.

A talented exponent of the Sevens game, Toeava has the skills and athleticism to play anywhere from first five-eighths out.

He played at second-five for New Zealand Under 19 but primarily at fullback for the Hurricanes in the 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 – he was the only draft player, from Auckland, in the Hurricanes squad – and is predicted to have a bright future as a penetrative midfield back.

At just 21 years of age, Toeave earned a recall to the All Blacks in 2007 on the back of some excellent form for the Blues earlier in the year in the Super 14.

In the 2010 All Blacks Telecom BackingBlack tour, he was in imperious form, playing a vital role in three of the four Grand Slam tests.

During the 2011 Super Rugby season, he was one of the form backs of the competition, before a hip injury curtailed his campaign.

Position:
Fullback
Born:
15/01/1986
Physical:
1.81m, 96kg
Test Debut:
2005 v Scotland at Edinburgh
Test Points Breakdown:
8t
Test Points:
40
All Blacks Caps:
36
Provincial Team:
Auckland
Provincial Debut:
2005 v British & Irish Lions
Provincial Caps:
14
Provincial Points:
15 (3t)
Super Rugby Team:
Blues
Super Rugby Debut:
2006 v Blues (Hurricanes)
Super Rugby Caps:
73

Career Comments

  • • NZRU Age-Grade Player of the Year, 2005
    • Played every match in his first Rebel Sport Super 14 season for the Hurricanes.
    • Scored two tries against Northland in his only start of the season for Auckland in the 2005 Air New Zealand NPC.
    • Received the 2005 IRB Under 19 Player of the Year award announced in November 2005 in Paris.
    • Scored 62 points in four matches for New Zealand Under 19 at the IRB Under 19 World Championships in South Africa in 2005, including five tries and 37 points from the boot.
    • Scored nine tries and a conversion in three IRB Sevens tournaments in 2005.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

(+) = substitute; (-) = replaced

2005
Nov 26 v Scotland at Edinburgh 29-10

2006
24 Jun vs Argentina at Buenos Aires 25-19
Jul 8 v Australia at Christchurch 32-12 (+)
Aug 19 v Australia at Auckland 34-27 (-)
Aug 26 v South Africa at Pretoria 45-26 (+)

2007
2 Jun vs France at Auckland 42-11
9 Jun v France at Wellington 61-10 (-)
23 June v South Africa at Durban 26-21
14 June v South Africa at Christchurch 33-6 (-)
21 June v Australia at Auckland 26-12 (-)
8 Sept v Italy (RWC) at Marseille 76-14 (+)
15 Sept v Portugal (RWC) at Lyon 108-13
23 Sep v Scotland (RWC) at Edinburgh 40-0 (+)
30 Sept v Romania (RWC) at Toulouse 85-8
7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20 (+)

2008
17 Aug v South Africa at Capetown 19-0 (+)
17 Aug v South Africa at Cape Town 19-0 (+)
3 Sep v Samoa at New Plymouth 101-14 (+)
1 Nov v Australia at Hong Kong 19-14 (-)
9 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 32-6 (-)
16 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 22-3 (+)
19 Nov v Munster at Limerick 18-16
30 Nov v England at London 32-6 (+)

2009
13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27 (-)
20 June v France at Wellington 14-10 (+)
27 June v Italy at Christchurch 27-6
12 Sept v South Africa at Hamilton 29-32 (+)
19 Sept v Australia at Wellington 33-6

2010
30 Oct v Australia at Hong Kong 24-26 (+)
07 Nov v England at London 26-16 (+)
14 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 49-3

2011
21 Aug v South Africa at Port Elizabeth 5-18
27 Aug v Australia at Brisbane 20-25 (+)
9 Sept v Tonga (RWC) at Auckland 41-10 (-)
16 Sept v Japan (RWC) at Hamilton 83-7 (-)
2 Oct v Canada (RWC) at Wellington 79-15 (+)
10 Oct v Argentina (RWC) at Auckland 33-10 (+)