The Seattle Seawolves signed Toni Pulu for the 2024 season. The 33-year-old wing (34 in November) is 6’0″ and 205 lbs.
Toni was born in Los Angeles, California, and moved to New Zealand when he was three. He attended Dilworth School in Auckland and after graduating, played with Bombay Rugby Club in the Manukau local leagues.
He began his professional career in New Zealand, in 2012, playing for the Counties Manukau Steelers, and continued to play with the team through 2019 and again in the 22/23 NPC season. He played 66 Super Rugby matches from 2016 through the 2022/2023 season (31 with the Chiefs from 2016 until 2018, 14 with the Brumbies in Australia from 2018 through 2020, then 21 matches with Western Force from 2021 through 2023.
He also played 3 matches for the NIue Sevens from 2009 through 2011 and played at the 2011 Gold Coast Sevens. By 2018 he was eligible to represent Australia and by birth, the United States.
Seattle Seawolves Comments
“It’s exciting to have an American born player of Toni’s caliber and experience join the squad for 2024. He’s an impressive winger who loves to score tries and I know his knowledge of playing in Super Rugby will be invaluable to our younger outside backs. We welcome Toni, his wife Donna, and daughters Hope & Harper to the Seawolves family” – Allen “Clarkie” Clarke, Head Coach and Director of Rugby
“I am so excited and so thankful to be joining the Seawolves. My family and I are looking forward to meeting everyone in Seattle and I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my career.” – Toni Pulu