Dranivesi Baleiwai

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Dranivesi Baleiwai
Date of birth (1964-04-17) April 17, 1964 (age 56) [1]
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team --
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
199?-19?? Nadi ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1990-1991 Fiji 5 (0)

Dranivesi Baleiwai (born 17 April 1964) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer, he played as hooker.

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Career

He played for the Nadi provincial team. His official debut for Fiji was during a test match against Japan, in Tokyo, on 4 March 1989, which ended in a 32-6 victory for the Fijians, where Baleiwai started as a substitute, replacing Alipate Rabitu at the 76th minute. [2] On 5 December 1990, he played as a starting member during an away match against Hong Kong, in Hong Kong. Before that, he was also capped during the match against New South Wales on 9 April 1989. [3] Baleiwai also played during the test match against England, in Lautoka, on 16 July 1991, where Fiji defeated England 27-13. [4] He was also part of the 1991 Rugby World Cup roster, where he played all of the three pool stage matches, with the match against Romania, at Brive-la-Gaillarde being his last international cap.

On 19 June 1993, he switched to rugby league and as part of the national team, he played the test match against Papua New Guinea, lost 24-35. [5]

In 2017, Baleiwai was appointed as vice-chairman of the Nausori Cowboys, a rugby league club previously known as Nausori Bulldogs which ceased to exist and was revived in 2013. [6]

Notes

  1. Fiji 1991 Rugby World Cup squad
  2. "ADEAC(アデアック):デジタルアーカイブシステム". trc-adeac.trc.co.jp. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  3. "The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on April 5, 1989 · Page 69". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  4. Fijians conquer the Englishmen
  5. "Baleiwai Dranivesi - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  6. "Bulldogs to groom players". FijiTimes. Retrieved 2021-03-19.

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