Folau Niua Biography
Folau Niua is an American rugby union player. He plays as fly-half for the United States national rugby sevens team since 2011 and holds the United States of America record for most tournament appearances with over 65.
Folau Niua Age
He was born on January 27, 1985, in California, United States of America.
Folau Niua Nationality
He is an American national born in California, U.S.
Folau Niua Position
He plays as a fly-half which is a crucial position to a team’s game plan; they possess leadership and control the backline. They are usually the first to receive the ball from the scrum-half following a breakdown, lineout, or scrum and need to be decisive and fast with what actions to take and be effective at communicating with the outside backs.
Folau Niua US National Team
He debuted for the U.S. national sevens team at the 2011 Pan American Games, where he was the starting flyhalf. Niua was the top scorer for the U.S. in that tournament with a total of 41 points. Including a 78% success rate in kicking his conversions, helping the U.S. achieve a bronze medal.
He then signed a professional contract with USA Rugby in January 2012 to play full-time for the U.S. national sevens team. Niua was a regular on the U.S. national team in the 2011–12 IRB Sevens World Series, finishing the season as one of the leading scorers for the U.S. national team. Niua also played for the U.S. during the 2012–13 IRB Sevens World Series, leading the team with a total of 30 points at the 2012 South Africa Sevens.
Folau Niua Career
Niua had been in consideration for a place at the 2011 Rugby World Cup but unfortunately did not make the tournament roster. However, he made the roster for the 2015 Rugby World Cup where he played as a center. In February 2014, he signed a contract with the Glasgow Warriors.
Niua was released by Glasgow at the end of the season having surprisingly made only one appearance for the club.