Kavekini Nalaga

Last updated
Kavekini Nalaga
Date of birthcirca 1965
Place of birthNasama, Nadroga, Fiji
Children Napolioni Nalaga (son)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
19??-1989 Nadroga ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1986-1989 Fiji 11 (6)

Kavekini Nalaga (born Nadroga, [1] circa 1965) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer who played as wing. [2] He is the father of Napolioni Nalaga, [3] [4] who also plays as wing.

Contents

Career

His first cap for Fiji was during the match against Samoa, at Nuku'alofa, on 2 July 1986. Nalaga was in the 1987 Rugby World Cup roster, where he played the match against Argentina, in Hamilton, on 24 May. [5] His last international cap was against Tonga, in Suva, on 15 July 1989.

Notes

  1. "Nalaga call for changes - Fiji Sun".
  2. "Nalaga continues on father's dream - Fiji Sun".
  3. "Nalaga Senior fires up son - Fiji Sun".
  4. "Nalaga shows the way - Fiji Times Online". www.fijitimes.com.
  5. "A chip off the old block - Fiji Times Online". 30 July 2012. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012.


Related Research Articles

Hirotoki Onozawa is a rugby union player who plays at wing or occasionally full back for Canon Eagles. He previously played for Suntory Sungoliath and the Japan national rugby union team. Nicknamed "the eel" for his sharp sidestepping ability, Onozawa is the second most capped Japanese rugby player of all time, and fifth highest try scorer in international rugby. Despite spending much of his career in the shadow of Daisuke Ohata he is considered an all-time great of Japanese rugby in his own right.

Sitiveni Sivivatu New Zealand Fijian rugby union footballer

Sitiveni Waica Sivivatu is a retired New Zealand rugby union footballer, playing on the position of a wing. He was largely successful in the 2005 Super 12 season playing for the Chiefs, and acquired a starting position in the All Blacks. He has scored 29 tries in 45 tests. He also scored 4 tries for the Pacific Islanders in 2004, 2 of which he scored against his current team, the All Blacks and 2 against South Africa. Since the Pacific Islanders team has been sanctioned by the IRB, his 4 tries for them stands.

Rupeni Caucaunibuca is a retired Fijian rugby union footballer who last played professionally for Northland in the ITM Cup. His nickname was the "Bua Bullet" as he hailed from the province of Bua

Radike Samo Australian rugby union player

Radike Samo is an Australian rugby union player. He plays lock, flanker, number 8 and can even play on the wing.

Mosese Rauluni Fijian rugby union footballer and coach

Mosese Nasau Rauluni is a retired Fijian rugby union footballer. He usually plays at scrum half, and played for Saracens in the Guinness Premiership in England. He has played for Fiji, including captaining them. He is the younger brother of Jacob Rauluni and first cousin of Waisale Serevi.

Isa Nacewa New Zealand rugby union footballer and coach

Isakeli "Isa" Nacewa is a former rugby union player and coach. Born in New Zealand of Fijian descent, he represented the Fiji national team, winning one cap in 2003.

Lote Tuqiri Fijian-Australian rugby league and rugby union footballer

Lote Daulako Tuqiri is a Fijian-born Australian-raised former professional dual-code rugby footballer who last played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL. He represented Australia in both rugby league and rugby union, and Fiji in rugby league. He usually played as a winger in both codes. Tuqiri first rose to prominence as a professional rugby league footballer for the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Maroons, as well as the Fiji and Australia national sides. He was therefore a high-profile signing for rugby union in 2002, winning 67 caps for Australia and being a part of their 2003 and 2007 World Cup squads. He played rugby union for the Waratahs in the Super 14 and Leicester Tigers in England in season 2009–10. Tuqiri's contract with the Australian Rugby Union was terminated on 1 July 2009. No immediate reason was given, and Tuqiri returned to rugby league in 2010, playing for the Wests Tigers of the NRL. In September 2013, he signed a short-term contract with Irish rugby union giants, Leinster to play in the Pro12 in a three-month deal. Just 6 weeks out from the 2014 NRL season, Tuqiri signed with his third NRL club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs on a one-year deal.

Daryl Millard Australian rugby league footballer

Daryl Millard is a Fiji international rugby league footballer who last played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL. He previously played for the Catalans Dragons, Canterbury-Bankstown and St George Illawarra.

Seremaia Bai Fijian rugby union player

Seremaia Baïkeinuku is a retired Fijian rugby union player who played most recently for Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership, and represented Fiji at a National level. He plays at both Fly-half and Inside Centre.

Ratu Apenisa Naevo is a Fijian rugby union footballer. His usual position is at lock. He has earned over 30 caps for the national team, after debuting in 1996 and going on to represent them at the Rugby World Cup.

Aisea Tuilevu Kurimudu is a Fijian rugby union footballer. He has represented the national team on numerous occasions, including at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. He has also played for the Highlanders and Blues in the international Super 12 competition, as well as Otago, Waikato and North Harbour in the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand.

Napolioni Nalaga Fijian rugby union player

Napolioni Vonowale Nalaga is a Fijian rugby union footballer. He plays as a wing, flanker and Centre for London Irish. He is nicknamed Napoleon or Naps or Napo. His father, Kavekini Nalaga also represented Fiji in the 80's and just like his son, he played on the wing.

Nemani Nadolo Fijian-Australian rugby union footballer

Nemani Nadolo is a Fijian rugby union player. He currently plays for Montpellier in the French Top 14 competition, usually as a wing or centre.

Marika Koroibete Fijian rugby league and rugby union footballer

Marika Koroibete is a dual-code international rugby league and rugby union footballer. He has been capped for Australia's national rugby union team, and plays as a winger for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby. Koroibete previously played rugby league for the Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League, and was a member of the Fiji national rugby league team.

Josua Tuisova Fijian rugby union player

Josua Tuisova Ratulevu is a Fijian rugby union player. A wing or centre, he currently plays for Lyon in France's Top 14. He won a gold medal in sevens as part of the Fiji team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Known for his strong running and physical play, he is nicknamed 'the Bus'.

Epineri Taganesei Naituku was a Fijian rugby union player. He played as centre.

Kaiava Salusalu, written also as Kaiyava Salusalu is a Fijian former rugby union and rugby league footballer who played as a centre.

Pita Gus Nacagilevu Sowakula is a Fijian professional rugby union footballer who plays as a flanker for New Zealand franchise Chiefs. In his youth career, he played basketball and was selected in the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships for Fiji and featured for the Otago Nuggets.

Mosese Vosanibola, spelt also as Mosese Vosanibole is a Fijian rugby union player. He plays as scrum-half.

Manasa Bari is a Fijian former rugby union footballer and currently, coach. He played as wing.