Fa'atiga Lemalu
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Fa'atiga Lemalu
Fa'atiga Lemalu
Date of birth (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
SchoolDe La Salle College, NZ
Occupation(s)Rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Auckland Rugby
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-2012 Papatoetoe RFC 38 (35)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013-2017 Munakata Sanix Blues 22 (25)
2016 Sunwolves 9 (5)
2018- Auckland 11 (10)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012-present Samoa 25 (15)
Correct as of 25 November 2017

Fa'atiga Lemalu (born 17 April 1989) is a New Zealand-born, Samoan international rugby union footballer who plays as a lock.[1]

Lemalu played his professional rugby for the Munakata Sanix Blues in Fukuoka, Japan after joining them in 2013.[2] He was also named in the new Japanese Sunwolves squad which who made their first appearance Super Rugby for the 2016 season.[3]

In 2017, Lemalu joined UK powerhouse club Saracens towards the later stage of the season as a injury cover during their 2016-17 Premiership Rugby campaign. [4]

Lemalu would go on to play for Auckland Rugby, later becoming the champions of the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand since 2007.[5]

Lemalu is a full international for Samoa having made his debut in a match against Tonga in 2012, missing the 2015 Rugby World Cup[6] due to injury.

References

  1. ^ "Faatiga Lemalu". www.ultimaterugby.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Faatiga Lemalu itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Sunwolves reveal squad, Hammett to coach". Sanzar Rugby. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Saracens sign Samoa lock Fa'atiga Lemalu". Sky Sports. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Auckland back on top in the Mitre 10 Cup after extra-time thriller". www.aucklandrugby.co.nz. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Faatiga Lemalu". www.ultimaterugby.com. Retrieved .

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