- Number: 59
- Position: Second five-eighth, Centre
- Born: 11/08/78
- Height: 178
- Weight: 92
- Province: North Harbour
- Blues Debut: 1999 v Highlanders
- Blues Caps: 31
- Blues Points: 30
- Breakdown: 6T
Rua Tipoki began his Super Rugby career with the Blues in 1999 and proceeded to travel New Zealand and the world with the sport. He returned to the Blues in 2001 and again in 2005-2006.
The centre went on to play for the Highlanders, Munster in Ireland and the Crusaders. He also was selected for the New Zealand Maori team.