|Born||15 July 1967|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||187 lb (13 st 5 lb; 85 kg)|
As of 19 March 2021
Pauliasi Tabulutu (born 15 July 1967) is a Fijian former dual-code international rugby footballer. He played as scrum-half.
His first cap for Fiji was during a match against Tonga at Nuku'alofa, on June 28, 1982. He was part of the 1987 and 1991 World Cup rosters. He last played for the Flying Fijians against Romania, at Brive-la-Gaillarde, on October 12, 1991. Tabulutu was also part of the 1990-1991 Hong Kong sevens team, coached by Kitione Tuibua, which won the Hong Kong Sevens title three years in a row.Prior to the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong, he announced his resignation due to poor results at the World Sevens Series in Wellington and Los Angeles, being replaced by Wayne Pivac, who called up Serevi to the Fiji squad, which won the tournament.
In 2004, he replaced Sanivalati Laulau as coach of the Fiji national rugby sevens team, bringing back Waisale Serevi to the team.
Along with the late Nemani Matirewa, Tabulutu was a pioneer in the Fijian rugby league scene after retiring from his rugby union career in 1992.His only international league cap was against Papua New Guinea on 19 June 1993, where Fiji was defeated by 24-35. Tabulutu also represented Fiji, coached by Culden Kamea, at the Nissan World Sevens in Sydney. He also coached the Fiji Bati in 1993-94.
Tabulutu is the uncle of the Fijian former rugby union international Joeli Veitayaki.
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