Cooper Vuna

Player Info

Name
Kerry Cooper Vuna
Nickname
Coops
Date of Birth
07/05/87
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
Height
180cm
Weight
104 kg
Nationality
New Zealand, Australia, Tonga
Current Status
Playing Rugby Union for Japanese club Toshiba Brave Lupus
Status Link
http://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/2015-where-are-they-now.40187/page-9#post-492593
Warriors #
118
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
21st August 2004 vs Parramatta
Junior Club
Otahuhu Leopards
Signed From
Otahuhu Leopards
Position
Winger, Centre
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Vuna
Scouted by the Warriors as a 15 year old Rugby Union player. He would make his debut for the Warriors in 2004 as a 18 year old but because of the teams established wingers and centres he would only play 5 games in the 3 and half years he was signed to the team.

Looking for more game time he would sign with the Newcastle Knights midway through the 2007 season. He got his break instantly as the Knights suffered injuries and he would play for the 1st Grade team the week he arrived. Cooper would then establish himself as a regular starter for the club and play 54 games in the 3 and half season he was with them including equalling the Knights record by scoring 4 tries in 2010 against the Brisbane Broncos.

2011 Cooper switched back to Rugby and play for the Melbourne Rebels. This would eventually see him selected for the Australian Wallabies in 2012.

He is currently playing Rugby in Japan.
  • 2004–06 NZ Warriors
  • 2006 NZ Residents
  • 2007–10 Newcastle Knights
  • 2008 Mate Ma'a Tonga
  • 2011–13 Melbourne Rebels RU
  • 2012 Australia Wallabies RU
  • 2013– Toshiba Brave Lupus RU

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