Manu Vatuvei : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Controversy and Career

Manu Vatuvei is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Controversy and Career

Manu Vatuvei : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Controversy and Career
Manu Vatuvei
  Bio
Name Manu Vatuvei
Birthdate ( Age) 4 March 1986
Place of Birth Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality  New Zealand 
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Jennifer Ka
Children Five
Parents Name not known
Education Not Known
Profession Rugby league winger
Net Worth $3 Million
Last Update October 2021

Manu Mapuhola Mafi-Vatuvei also known by the nickname "The Beast",is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer and convicted methamphetamine importer who was both a Tonga and New Zealand international representative winger. 

He previously played for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL and for the Salford Red Devils in the Super League. Vatuvei was a member of the New Zealand national team that won the 2008 World Cup.

Early Life and Family

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 March 1986, Vatuvei is of Tongan descent. He grew up in the same Otara neighbourhood as Ruben Wiki and attended Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. His cousin is Tongan-Japanese rugby union player Ruatangi Vatuvei. Vatuvei played for the Otara Scorpions and Otahuhu Leopards in Auckland Rugby League competitions before playing for the Otahuhu Ellerslie Leopards in the Bartercard Cup. When he was only 16 he joined the New Zealand Warriors development squad.

Manu Vatuvei Wife,Is Manu Vatuvei Still Marrid

Manu Vatuvei is married to his wife Jennifer Ka.Vatuvei has been married to her for a long time. Manu and Jenniffer dated for a while before they tied their knot in 2010.The player has never talked regarding his wife specifically. Her job and profession remain vague for now. However, Manu has mentioned her on several occasions.He has shown his love towards his wife, via his social media platforms.As Per report the Couple have Three Daughter together.

Manu Vatuvei Net Worth

Manu Vatuvei is aNew Zealand former professional rugby league footballer and convicted methamphetamine importer has an estimated Net Worth around $3 Million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Vatuvei made his NRL debut for the New Zealand Warriors in Round 11 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on the wing in the Warriors 26–12 win at Sydney Football Stadium.He played in 5 matches in his debut year. 

Vatuvei was selected to play for the New Zealand on the wing in the 2007 Anzac Test match against Australia, scoring a try in the Kiwis 6–30 loss.After playing in 23 matches, Vatuvei was joint top try scorer for the Warriors alongside Jerome Ropati and Michael Witt with 10 tries in the 2007 NRL season.

Vatuvei was named in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 World Cup. He went on to star in the tournament, breaking New Zealand's World Cup record for most tries in a match with four against England. Vatuvei went on to play in the first New Zealand team to win the World Cup, defeating Australia in the final.Vatuvei played in 5 matches and scored 4 tries in the tournament. He was named International Winger of the year in 2008.

Vatuvei was selected to play for New Zealand on the wing in the 2009 Anzac Test match against Australia, scoring a try in the 38–10 loss.The Warriors failed to make the finals, but Vatuvei finished the season as the club's top try-scorer with 13 tries in 19 matches in the 2009 NRL season.

Vatuvei scored his 90th NRL try for the Warriors in the 2011 NRL Grand Final against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the Warriors 24–10 losing effort, Vatuvei's first and only Grand Final appearance to date.He was the Warriors highest tryscorer for the 5th year in a row with 12 tries in 19 matches. Vatuvei missed the 2011 Four Nations series after failing medical tests.

On 6 May 2017, Vatuvei made his debut for Mate Ma'a Tonga and scored a try in the 6th minute of the match in Tonga's 26–24 victory over Fiji at Campbelltown in the 2017 Pacific Test Triple Header.On 10 July, Vatuvei was released from his contract with the New Zealand Warriors and signed a deal with Salford Red Devils.

His last appearance for the Warriors was on 14 July 2017, in an emotional farewell at Mt Smart Stadium, temporarily renamed Manu Vatuvei Stadium for the match. His time with Salford didn't last long, being released after only eight games due to picking up a injury in the following preseason.

Controvercy

On 2 May 2021, Vatuvei announced through his social media that he was the sportsman who had previously had his name suppressed and was facing a number of methamphetamine charges.Vatuvei was charged with possessing methamphetamine for supply and importing the Class A drug in December 2019.Vatuvei had been fighting to keep his name suppressed but with the suppression about to expire, Vatuvei announced it on Instagram.On 6 October 2021, he pleaded guilty to importing methamphetamine into New Zealand. He is currently awaiting sentence.