Railomo at the 2007 Rugby World Cup
|Birth name||Jone Railomo Taginayavusa|
|Date of birth||26 February 1981|
|Place of birth||Suva, Fiji|
|Date of death||August 8, 2009 28)(aged|
|Place of death||CWM Hospital, Suva|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||127 kg (20 st 0 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Jone Railomo Taginayavusa (26 February 1981 in Suva – 8 August 2009) was a Fijian rugby union player. He played as a prop.
Suva is the capital and largest metropolitan city in Fiji. It is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division.
Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north. Fiji consists of an archipelago of more than 330 islands—of which 110 are permanently inhabited—and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The most outlying island is Ono-i-Lau. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the total population of 898,760. The capital, Suva, on Viti Levu, serves as the country's principal cruise-ship port. About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres such as Nadi—where tourism is the major local industry—or Lautoka, where the sugar-cane industry is paramount. Due to its terrain, the interior of Viti Levu is sparsely inhabited.
Railomo played in Fiji for Piteia. He moved to France, where he played for Racing Club Vichy for the 2005/06 season, then for Poitiers for 2006/07, returning to Racing Club Vichy for 2007/08. He was then assigned for Poitiers, for the 2008/09 season.
Racing Club Vichy is a French semi-professional rugby union team. They currently play at the Fédérale 2.
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He gained his first cap for Fiji shorter after moving to France, on 10 June 2005, in the heavy loss to the All Blacks by 91-0. He then was inactive for a year due to injury. He was capped again after being selected for the Fijian squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, playing all the five matches in the successful campaign of his country. Fiji's World Cup run finished in the quarter-finals in a 37-20 loss to South Africa.
The Fiji national rugby union team competes every four years at the Rugby World Cup, and their best performances were the 1987 and 2007 tournaments when they defeated Argentina and Wales respectively to reach the quarterfinals. Fiji also regularly plays test matches during the June and November test windows. Fiji also plays in the Pacific Tri-Nations, and has won the most Pacific Tri-Nations Championships of the three participating teams.
The New Zealand national rugby union team, called the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is known as the country's national sport. The team has won the last two Rugby World Cups, in 2011 and 2015 as well as the inaugural tournament in 1987.
The 2007 Rugby World Cup was the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987. Twenty nations competed for the Webb Ellis Cup in the tournament, which was hosted by France from 7 September to 20 October. France won the hosting rights in 2003, beating a bid from England. The competition consisted of 48 matches over 44 days; 42 matches were played in ten cities throughout France, as well as four in Cardiff, Wales, and two in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Railomo earned four more caps since then, holding 10 caps for his national side.
Railomo died in the early hours of 8 August 2009 after being hospitalized a few days earlier because of a sickness. He was 28.
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