ATONIO

Uini ATONIO

Prop | Tighthead prop

Size
1,96m
Weight
152kg
Birth date
26/03/1990
Nationality
New Zealander
At the club since
2011
End of contract
2020

Career at the Stade Rochelais

  • Matches
  • Starting player
  • Points scored
  • National Selections

Uini’s impressive physical and technical skills were spotted by Patrice Collazo during a tournament in Hong Kong. He came to La Rochelle to continue his training and finished up at the highest level. In 2012, he signed for another three years.

During the 2012-2013 season, he took on a more important role within the team, becoming captain at the end of the season. He became the new favourite player of the supporters.

This Pro D2 star became well-known by the general public during the team’s rise to the Top 14 in 2014. His first selection to the French Team came on 8 November 2014. In 2015 he took part in the Six Nations Tournament and the World Cup in England, where he was selected for the match against Romania.

In February 2016, Uini reaffirmed his commitment to the club and signed up until 2020.

After missing the French cap during one year, he came back to the French squad in June 2018.