Wycliff Palu
Position No. 8
Date of birth 27 July 1982
Height 194cm
Weight 115kg
Debut 2006 vs England, Melbourne
Caps 57 Tests

Biography

One of Australia’s most consistent forwards of the past decade, Wycliff Palu continues to be a dominant force at the back of the scrum. ‘Cliffy’ has been a mainstay for the NSW Waratahs and Wallabies in the number eight jersey and is still one of the most feared hitters and elusive ball-running backrowers in the game. Quiet and unassuming off the field, Palu is the leader of the Wallabies pack with his physicality and no-holds-barred approach to the breakdown. The Sydney-born giant of Tongan heritage has surpassed the 50-cap milestone in Test Rugby and provides valuable experience to a youthful and emerging stable of Wallabies backrowers. A hamstring injury ended his 2015 Rugby World Cup prematurely and while retirement looked to be on the cards, he has signed for one final year in Super Rugby.

 

International 2016 season

Points 0
Carries 14
Metres 26
Successful Tackles 20
Missed Tackles 5