NRL's Anthony Tupou sells Maroubra investment apartment

NRL's Anthony Tupou sells Maroubra investment apartment
NRL's Anthony Tupou sells Maroubra investment apartment

The veteran NRL star, and Knights new boy Anthony Tupou and wife Kimberley will be able to splash out a bit more now in Newcastle following yesterday's sale of his Maroubra investment apartment.

The apartment, which has been a $590 a week rental, sold at NG Farah auction for $965,000.

There were seven registered bidders, three of whom came from an auction, just minutes earlier, in the 14 apartment 1970s Beach Court complex.

The two bedroom, one bathroom apartment on Broome Street came with balcony taking in water glimpses.

NG Farah selling agent Stephanie Farah had a price guide of $850,000 with a reserve price of $900,000 on the day.

The apartment was described as a sunny sanctuary just six minutes walk to the beach, auctioneer Glenn Farah said, in his first father-daughter sales campaign. 

The former Test backrower joined the Knights this year after he made the decision to leave English Super League club Wakefield Trinity last December to "do what was best" for Kimberley and their sons Ryder, 7, and Jovi, 5.

Newcastle was definitely home after winning over Kimberley, he said recently.

“She loves it now,” he said adding she wasn’t quite sold on Newcastle over the years.

"I met her back in 2004 and I’ve been trying to get her to like Newcastle ever since, but now we’re actually here, she’s starting to see it for what it is – the best place in the world, in my opinion."

His Maroubra investment apartment cost $491,000 for the apartment in 2005, shortly after joining the Sydney Roosters having been noticed by then Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart when playing for NSW under 19s.

He made his Roosters debut in 2004, then joining the Sharks in 2009 having played 111 games for the Roosters. He played 125 games for Cronulla in seven seasons.

This year Tupou signed a one year deal with the Knights returning to the neighbourhood where his juniors' career started at West Newcastle.

He had spearheaded St Francis Xavier to the final of the national schoolboys competition in 2000.

Over the years he made 11 Test appearances for the Kangaroo's and played four State of Origin games for New South Wales.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph. 

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