Sam Domoni

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Sam Domoni
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Sam Domoni at the 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup
Date of birth(1968-12-25)25 December 1968
Date of death24 July 2021(2021-07-24) (aged 52)
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight105 kg (231 lb; 16 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Waimani Rugby club
Rewa Colts
North RFC
Senior career
London Irish
NSW Waratahs
Provincial / State sides
Bay of Plenty (training squad)
Bay of Plenty
Super Rugby
1996-1998 [1] NSW Waratahs ()
National team(s)
1990-1991Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 6
Teams coached
2010-2011Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji

Samuela Ravanua Domoni Junior (born 25 December 1968 - 24 July 2021) was a Fijian former rugby union footballer and the former national coach of the Fiji national rugby union team. He played as a lock or flanker. He was 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and during his playing days weighed 105 kg (231 lb)

He played Super Rugby for NSW Waratahs. He also played for English clubs, London Irish and Saracens

He played for Fiji 6 times between 1990 and 1991 and was part of the Fiji team to the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He made his test debut for Fiji in December 1990, against Hong Kong.

After retiring from rugby, He coached the Combine Penrith and Zion Lions between 1999 and 2000, between 2002–03, he coached the entrance rugby club based in New South Wales. He was appointed the skills and assistant coach for the Manly Rugby club in 2004 before joining the Penrith 7's rugby club in 2005. He was appointed the Fiji head coach in 2010 after his predecessor, Ilivasi Tabua was fired.

After a dismal 2011 RWC, he was fired and replaced by assistant coach, Inoke Male as head coach.

Domoni's death was reported 24 July 2021, at the age of 52. [2] . He died of Covid-19.

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  1. Sam Domoni at New Zealand Rugby History
  2. Fijivillage. "Former Flying Fijians coach Sam Domoni passes away". Retrieved 2021-07-24.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of Fiji.svg Ilivasi Tabua
Fiji National Rugby Union Coach
Succeeded by
Flag of Fiji.svg Inoke Male