Manu Vatuvei

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4, 1986
Auckland, New Zealand
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4, 1986 (age 35)
Auckland, New Zealand


Also known as "The Beast," he is a rugby league player who became a prolific try-scoring wing on the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. In 2008, he led the New Zealand Kiwis to the first Rugby League World Cup victory in team history.

Before Fame

Of Tongan heritage, he was born in Auckland, New Zealand and played for the Otara Scorpions and the Otahuhu Leopards at club level in Auckland. Educated at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, he joined the Warriors' development squad at the age of 16.


In 2015, he became the first player to score 10 or more tries in 10 consecutive seasons since the Australian competition (later renamed the NRL) started in 1908. He became only the third player to appear in more than 200 NRL games for the Warriors and he set the record for most tries scored for both the Warriors and the Kiwis.

Family Life

He married his long-time partner Jennifer Ka in 2010. He and Jen have three daughters Makayla, Savannah and Eva.

Associated With

He and Benji Marshall helped the Kiwis win the Rugby League World Cup in 2008 and they were also both on the New Zealand squad that won the Four Nations title in 2010.