Athlete Stories: Dene Halatau (Rugby League)

Athlete Stories: Dene Halatau (Rugby League)

Dene Halatau is a former Kiwi and Wests Tigers rugby league player. A utility player, Dene hails from Invercargill in New Zealand and moved across the Tasman when he was just 4 years old, playing his junior footy in Sydney.

He debuted for the Tigers in 2003, winning the Premiership with them 2 years later. After 128 games in Western Sydney, he moved to the Bulldogs in 2010 as a Rugby League World Cup winner in 2008. In total, he was capped 15 times by the Kiwis between 2004 and 2009. A return to the Tigers happened in 2014, where he picked up another 52 games before his retirement.

He currently holds the position of Cultural and Leadership Coordinator at the Wests Tigers.

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Greg Mumm

Greg is the Managing Director of The Final Whistle. He spent 10 years as a professional rugby coach working at all levels from school to international level, including assisting Fiji at both the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups. He co-founded CareerHQ with his father John, a career guidance platform which helps young men and women create their own unique and fulfilling career paths.

Interests: education, leadership, family, business, coaching, values facilitation, human behaviour, rugby.

First Article: February 2016

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