Charles Piutau

Charles Piutau is a fleet-footed outside back and one of the fastest men in New Zealand rugby – a fact he proved regularly in the black jersey, darting through gaps in opposition backlines.

He thrived in the All Blacks environment during 2013, benefitting considerably from the experience around him and he earned 10 Test caps in his first season. He didn't get many starts but he impressed in all his outings with his speed, guile and ability to link with his backline comrades. A knee injury during Investec Super Rugby in 2014 had him out of the game for a couple of months, but he was welcomed back by the All Blacks for the MyRepublic Northern Tour and played in all four matches.

Piutau is another new All Black who was part of the 2011 Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand Under 20 team - he was the team's top tryscorer - and he also starred for the All Blacks Sevens team that won the World Series in 2011/12.

1.86m, 95kgs
Test Debut:
v France at Christchurch, 15 June 2013
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Super Rugby Team:

Career Comments

  • Career Comments:
    New Zealand Under 20s (2011)
    Auckland ITM Cup (2010 -)
    New Zealand Secondary Schools (2009)


    Rugby ground:  Wesley College Number 1 field
    Rugby player and why:  Johan Lomu because of his strength and power
    Food:  Mum’s cooking
    Actor/Actress:  Scarlet Johansson
    Movie:  Lion Ling
    Book/Magazine: Bible  
    Singer/Band/Music type:  Spawnbrezzie and 3 Houses Down
    Holiday destination:  Brasil
    Non-rugby sports team:  Queensland (State of Origin)
    Earliest rugby memories:  Playing at Nga Iwi Primary School in bare feet
    I hate it when…. I get sweaty hands and feet
    I can’t live without…. Facebook
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be…. Builder

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9 (+)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16 (+)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (+)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15 (+)
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15 (+)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (+)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (-)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (+)
1 Nov v USA at Chicago
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16 (-)

8 July v Samoa at Apia 15-16
17 July v Argentina at Christchurch 39-18
25 July v South Africa at Johannesburg 27-20