Junior Tomasi Cama

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Tomasi Cama
TCama JNR.jpg
Date of birth (1980-11-11) 11 November 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Suva, Fiji
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback, first five-eighth, centre, wing
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2003– Manawatu 43 (55 10t)
Correct as of 14 October 2013
National sevens team(s)
YearsTeamComps
2005– New Zealand

Tomasi Cama (born 11 November 1980) is a New Zealand former rugby union player. He played for Manawatu in the Air New Zealand Cup, and the New Zealand Sevens team. Cama won the 2012 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Award.

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He is the son of former Fiji sevens player Tomasi Cama.

Playing career

Cama started out in the Manawatu Colts in 2001 having a strong season and earning a spot in the Manawatu Development Squad in 2002. He played for the Manawatu Development Squad again in 2003. 2004 saw a change of colours when he wore the Wanganui colours in the NPC. After one season with Wanganui he went back to play for Manawatu. In 2006 Cama focused on his Air New Zealand Cup season for Manawatu and had a strong season.

In 2005 he was picked for the New Zealand Sevens team. Cama was back for the sevens, 2008 saw him selected once again for the sevens squad. Tomasi signed up to play in the Sri Lankan Sevens Series Carlton Super Sevens. He played for the Uva Vipers in a two leg tournament across two weeks in mid May 2012.

In 2015 Cama retired from playing rugby.

Coaching

Cama has taken up a job with the New Zealand Sevens programme as a scout to identify talent in both men's and women's teams. Cama is also the current coach of the Manawatu men's sevens team. [1] [2]

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References

  1. "Sevens star Tomasi Cama hangs up boots" . Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. "Tomasi Cama retires from Sevens". fijilive.com. Retrieved 17 December 2015.