Samisoni Viriviri (rugby union coach)

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Samisoni Viriviri
Place of birth Nadi, Fiji
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Notable relative(s) Samisoni Viriviri (grandson) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half, Fly-half
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
- Nadi [2] ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1976-1982 Fiji 24 (12)
Teams coached
YearsTeam
1989-1991 Fiji

Samisoni Viriviri (1953 - April 28 2021, Sacramento, USA) was a Fijian rugby union footballer and coach. He played as a scrum-half. He is grandfather of his namesake; Samisoni Viriviri, who plays as wing for Fiji.

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Playing career

His first cap for Fiji was during a match against Australia, at Brisbane, on June 9, 1976. His last cap was during a match against England XV, at Twickenham, on October 16, 1982. In his career he played 24 matches and scored 12 points, 1 try, 1 penalty, 1 drop goal and 1 conversion. He was also part of the legendary 1977 Fiji XV that beat the British and Irish Lions in Suva.

Coaching career

Between 1989 and 1991, Viriviri coached the Fiji national rugby union team, which he coached during the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

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