Ifereimi Tawake

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Ifereimi Tawake
Date of birth (1962-09-21) 21 September 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Sigatoka, Fiji
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Flanker
Senior career
1986-1999 Nadroga ()
National team(s)
1986-1999 Fiji 11 (0)
Teams coached
2001-2002 (caretaker)
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
Coastal Stallions
Western Crusaders
Fiji Barbarians
Northern Sharks
Fiji Warriors
Sacramento Lions RFC

Ifereimi Tawake (born 21 September 1962 in Sigatoka) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer and coach of Sacramento Mountain Lions. [1] He played as flanker and lock.



His first cap for Fiji was against Wales, at Suva, on 31 May 1986. Although having not taking part at the 1987 Rugby World Cup, he took part to the 1991 and 1999 World Cups, where in the former, he played 3 matches, while in the latter, he played 2 matches. He retired from the international career after the pool stage match against England at Twickenham on 20 October 1999.

Coaching career

In 2001, he replaced Greg Smith as caretaker coach for the Flying Fijians [2] until he was replaced in 2002 by Mac McCallion. He also coached clubs like Coastal Stallions, Western Crusaders, Northern Sharks, [3] Fiji Barbarians, [4] Fiji Warriors. [5] From 2013 he coached the Sacramento Mountain Lions. [6]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Smith
Fiji National Rugby Union Coach
Succeeded by
Flag of New Zealand.svg Mac McCallion


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