Samuela Vunivalu

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Birth nameSamuela Bainikalou Vunivalu
Date of birthc. 1957 (age 6364)
Place of birthYavuna, Nadi, Fiji [1]
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Occupation(s)Government backbencher, Member of the Parliament of Fiji
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
- Suva ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1987 Fiji 3 (0)

Hon. Samuela Bainikalou Vunivalu (born c. 1957 in Nadi) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer and current politician. He played as flanker.

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Career

Vunivalu debuted in the 1987 Rugby World Cup, against Argentina, at Hamilton, on 24 May. He debuted as substitute, replacing Peceli Gale. His last match for Fiji was against France, at Auckland, on 7 June. He played three matches in the World Cup, two as a substitute and one as starting member, which was against New Zealand at Christchurch.

Coaching career

In 2010, Vunivalu coached the NRU-affiliated Mosi Rugby [2] [3]

Political career

During the 2014 general election, Vunivalu was elected a Member of the Parliament of Fiji for FijiFirst. [4] [5] He was not selected by FijiFirst as a candidate for the 2018 election. [6]

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References

  1. FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2014
  2. "Vunivalu 'spoils rugby'". Fiji Sun . Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  3. "No more excuses, Vunivalu tells Tueli Samuela Vunivalu". Fiji Sun . Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  4. "FBC News". Fbc.com.fj. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  5. "Vunivalu Defends Military, Police". Fiji Sun . Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  6. Fonua Talei (20 September 2018). "Prime Minister Praises work of 11 MPs not in Poll Line-up". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 16 October 2018.