Opeti Turuva

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Opeti Turuva
Date of birth (1967-07-08) 8 July 1967 (age 53)
Place of birthYavusania, Nadi, Fiji
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Notable relative(s) Venisemani Ratubalavu [1] (nephew)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
198?-1990
1990-1994
1994-1999
Nawaka [2]
Nadi [3]
Kio Kio United
()
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1994 King Country [4] ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1990-1999 Fiji 11 (58)

Opeti Turuva (born Nadi, 8 June 1967) is a Fijian former rugby union player. He played as Fullback.

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Career

His first international cap for Fiji was during a test match against Hong Kong, at Hong Kong, on 5 December 1990. Turuva was also called up for the 1991 Rugby World Cup roster, where he played only against Romania, where he scored the third drop goal in the match. His last cap for Fiji was against USA, in San Francisco, on 22 May 1999. He played for Nadi until 1994, when he played the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand for King Country. [5]

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