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Mike Kuiti
New zealand rugby league player

Mike Kuiti

Mike Kuiti
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Intro New zealand rugby league player
Is Athlete Rugby league player
From New Zealand
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 18 March 1963, Foxton, New Zealand
Age 60 years
Star sign Pisces
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Michael James "Mike" Kuiti (born 18 March 1963 in Foxton, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby league player who played professionally in England and represented his country, including in test matches that counted towards the 1992 World Cup.

Currently living in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Playing career

Kuiti was a member of the Upper Hutt club in the Wellington Rugby League competition, making his senior debut in 1980. He was part of premiership wins in 1986 and 1987. Kuiti played for the club until 1992, becoming club captain.

On 8 January 1990 Kuiti signed with the Leeds club. He spent three seasons at the club before joining Rochdale Hornets. Mike Kuiti played, and scored a try in Rochdale Hornets 14-24 defeat by St. Helens in the 1991 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1991–92 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington, on Sunday 20 October 1991. Kuiti then spent three years at Oldham before joining Wakefield Trinity (captain) (Heritage № 1075) in 1996. Kuiti also played for the Batley Bulldogs and Swinton Lions.

Representative career

Kuiti represented Wellington, making his debut in 1981. Kuiti went on to play in 59 games for Wellington and is the sixth highest capped player. He played for Central Districts four times between 1984 and 1987 and also played for New Zealand Māori, including at the 1986 Pacific Cup.

Kuiti made his long-awaited New Zealand Kiwis debut on the 1989 tour of Great Britain and France. He played in eleven games on tour, including two test wins over France. He was dropped in 1990 for home tests against Great Britain before being reinstated for the 1990 tour of Papua New Guinea. He finished his international career with two tests against the touring Great Britain Lions in 1992.

Coaching career

Kuiti was the head coach of the Porirua Pumas in the 2000 Bartercard Cup.

In 2010 Kuiti was the coach of the Hutt International Boys' School side in the Wellington Rugby League's Stephen Kearney Cup.

He coached the Wellington Orcas in the 2013 National Competition.


In 2012 he was named in the Wellington Rugby League's Team of the Century.

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