Mark Telea

Mark Telea
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SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 307
  • Position: Wing
  • Born: 06/12/96
  • Height: 186
  • Weight: 94
  • Province: Tasman
  • Provincial Caps: 35
  • Provincial Points: 45
  • Provincial Debut: 2016 v Counties Manukau (North Harbour)
  • Blues Debut: 2020 v Chiefs
  • Blues Caps: 18
  • Blues Points: 35
  • Breakdown: 7 T

Mark Telea hails from West Auckland, rising to prominence out of Massey Rugby Club, which has produced notable Blues players Rudi Wolf, Anthony Tuitavake, Viliami Ma’afu as well as current Blues team mate Gerard Cowley-Tuioti.

Telea made his provincial debut for North Harbour in 2016 against Counties Manukau before switching to the Tasman Mako for the 2020 season.

Mark had played for the Blues A team, notably against the Honda Heat, as well as being a part of both the Blues and the Hurricanes wider training groups during the 2019 Super Rugby season.

He is quick and agile, with a strength that belies his frame. Mark’s debut season at the Blues saw a meteoric rise in the public consciousness, beating defenders and breaking lines seemingly at will. Touted as a bolter to play representative rugby at season’s end, COVID popped up to put a halt to Mark’s outstanding debut season.

Not to be disuaded, Telea continued his fine scoring form in Super Rugby Aotearoa and was selected in the North squad in the revived ‘North v South’ clash.

Following on from a Championship winning Mitre 10 Cup campaign with the Tasman Mako in 2020, Mark returns to the squad in 2021 well and truly on the radars of opposition defences.