The New Zealand U20's 2015 world champion winning captain gained crucial experience in his debut Super Rugby season. He will look to keep improving in 2017 and bring a lot of competition for places in the front row. - The Chiefs
Prop Atunaisa Moli captained the New Zealand Under 20’s side to victory at the Junior World Cup in Italy in 2015 and now enters his second Super Rugby season. The versatile prop who plays both sides of the scrum has an exciting future ahead of him and will benefit from the experience in the Gallagher Chiefs forward pack.
Moli was part of the Chiefs Development side in 2015 and won the Waikato Rugby’s ITM Cup Emerging Representative Player of the Year following his side’s Ranfurly Shield win. He was also part in the New Zealand Under 20’s in 2014.
Full birth date and place of birth
12.06.95 in Gisborne
What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?
Marlborough U16s, U18s, Tasman U18s, Waikato U19s, New Zealand Secondary Schools, Waikato ITM Cup, New Zealand U20s (2014 & 2015)
What primary school(s) did you go to?
Riverdale, Blenheim School
What high school(s) did you go to?
Marlborough Boys College
Favourite subject at school?
Maths and Physical Education
How many siblings do you have?
Eight in total – five boys and three sisters
Any trades or university qualifications?
Who was your favourite player growing up?
Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
Favourite band or musician?
A bit of everything
What do you eat for breakfast on game day?
Eggs, spaghetti and toast
Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?
What do you do for fun away from rugby?
Go back home and chill with family
Best holiday destination?
What would you eat for your last ever meal?
Anything – I love food!
An interesting fact about you?
What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
Start running now!
What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
Means I represent my family and community, also I can give back to those who got me here.