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|Birth name||Matemini Christopher Masoe|
|Date of birth||15 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Savaii, Samoa|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 10 lb; 234 lb)|
|School||Wanganui City College|
|Notable relative(s)||Maselino Masoe (brother; former WBA middleweight champion)|
|Rugby union career|
Chris Masoe (born 15 May 1979 in Savaii, Samoa) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer, who currently plays for Racing Metro 92 in the Top 14. He is the brother of boxer Maselino Masoe. He was born in the town of Savai'i
Masoe used to play for the Wellington Hurricanes in the Super 14. He appeared in all 11 Hurricanes matches in the 2005 season. He is capable of playing in all three loose-forward positions but has been concentrating on the openside flanker's role. Masoe has good pace and is a strong ball runner and a tough defender.
On the night of the Super 14 final on 27 May 2006, former All Black captain Tana Umaga struck Hurricanes team mate Chris Masoe over the head with a woman's handbag, breaking her cell phone, after Masoe allegedly attempted to strike another patron. Masoe was fined $3000 by the NZRU as punishment.
His allround ability earned him the Taranaki Sportsman of the Year in 2002 and in the same year he was named New Zealand Sevens Player of the Year. Following his last season at Castres Olympique, he received the 2011–2012 Top 14 rugbyman of the year award on 15 October 2012.