Severo Koroduadua

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Severo Koroduadua
Birth nameSevero Koroduadua Waqanibau
Date of birth (1960-12-22) December 22, 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Kadavu, Fiji
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg)
SchoolSt.John's College Cawaci, Ovalau
Occupation(s)Policeman
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
- St.John's College Cawaci ()
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1982-1984
1984-1994
Suva
Fiji Police Rugby Union [1]
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National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1982-1991 Fiji 27 (268)

Severo Koroduadua Waqanibau (born 22 December 1960 in Kadavu) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer, he played as a fullback. His nickname is Superboot, [2] [3] because of his goal kicking prowess.

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Playing career

He studied at St. John's College in Cawaci, on the island of Ovalau. He has played for the Suva province team and for the Fiji Police Rugby Club. [4] His first international match was against the Scotland XV at Murrayfield, on September 25, 1982. He was part of the 1987 Rugby World Cup, where he played 4 matches and of the 1991 Rugby World Cup rosters, where he played two matches. In 1987, Koroduadua and his team reached the quarter-finals: in the quarter-final against France, he was marked with a minus sign, as during the match he dropped the ball while he was at the very line of the French try zone, missing the opportunity to score a try and take his team to the Rugby World Cup semi-final. [5] In 1991, with the Fijian team, he was no longer able to pass the pool stage, losing all three matches. His last international cap was during the World Cup match on 8 October 1991 against France in Grenoble. He played 27 games in total, scored 268 points (56 tries and 47 penalties). [6] He retired from his player career in 1994.

After career

Currently, he works as a policeman in Navua. [7] In 2020, along with other 32 citizens, Koroduadua was awarded with a medal for Fiji’s 50th independence anniversary. [8]

Notes

  1. Gone but neven forgotten
  2. Superboot inspires Suva
  3. Doc a man of principle:Koroduadua
  4. "Gone but never forgotten". FijiTimes. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  5. "'Super Boot' Koroduadua honored". Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  6. "Severo Koroduadua Waqanibau". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  7. Superboot inspires Suva
  8. "'Super Boot' Koroduadua honored". Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2021-03-19.

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