Pauliasi Manu

Pauliasi Manu


  • Number: 183
  • Position: Prop
  • Born: 23 December 1987
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 115 kg
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 2011 v Waratahs
  • Blues Caps: 33

The Tongan-born Aucklander went to Tamaki College, and played in representative age group teams before his debut for Auckland in 2008. Pauliasi played 50 games for Auckland from 2008 to 2014 and made his debut for the Blues as part of the Wider Training Group in 2011. 

He played five games for the Blues in 2011-2012 before being picked up by the Chiefs as a replacement in 2013. Pauliasi went on to play 49 times for the Chiefs over the next four seasons before moving back to Auckland and the Blues in 2017. He was brought into the All Blacks as stand-by cover late in their successful Rugby World Cup campaign last year.

He is noted as an outstanding scrummager who is also a talented ball-runner in the loose. Pauliasi has played for Counties Manukau since 2014.