Pauliasi Tabulutu

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Pauliasi Tabulutu
Personal information
Born (1967-07-15) 15 July 1967 (age 53)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight187 lb (13 st 5 lb; 85 kg)
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Scrum-half
1986–91 Fiji 344
Rugby league
Position halfback, scrum-half
Coaching information
Rugby union
200406 Fiji Sevens
Rugby league
199394 Fiji 210150
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.



Rugby Union

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. [1] 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. [2]

In 2004, he replaced Sanivalati Laulau as coach of the Fiji national rugby sevens team, bringing back Waisale Serevi to the team. [3]

Rugby League

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. [4] His only international league cap was against Papua New Guinea on 19 June 1993, where Fiji was defeated by 24-35. [5] Tabulutu also represented Fiji, coached by Culden Kamea, at the Nissan World Sevens in Sydney. [6] He also coached the Fiji Bati in 1993-94.

Personal life

Tabulutu is the uncle of the Fijian former rugby union international Joeli Veitayaki. [7]


  1. Rokodiva, the next Tabulutu
  2. "FIJI SEVENS GETS NEW COACH | Pacific Islands Report". Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  3. Singh, Zanzeer (6 May 2004). "Serevi named in Fiji line-up". Fiji Times. p. 80.
  4. A mate's tribute
  5. "Pauliasi Tabulutu - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  6. "KICKING HIGHER: Rugby League legend and trail blazer CULDEN KAMEA Vows to do it all over again but This Time for SUPER RUGBY". Fijileaks. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  7. Mou, Freddy (2015-07-24). "Flying Fijians ready for tough Pacific battle". Loop Samoa. Retrieved 2021-03-19.

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