Sirilo Lovokuro

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Sirilo Lovokuro
Date of birthcirca 1965 (1965)
Place of birth Taveuni, Fiji
Date of death26 August 2014(2014-08-26) (aged 48–49) [1]
Place of death Nadroga, Fiji
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight168 lb (76 kg)
School St John's College, Cawaci, Ovalau
Occupation(s)Headteacher at Ratu Nemani Memorial School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
- St John's College, Cawaci
St Johns Marist Club Flagstaff, Suva
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Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1986-1990
1990-1992
Suva
Hino Motors
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National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1986-1987 Fiji 4 (24)
National sevens team(s)
YearsTeamComps
1991-1992 Japan

Sirilo Lovokuro (spelt also as Sirilo Lovokuru) (born Taveuni, circa 1965-26 August 2014) was a Fijian rugby union player. He played as a centre and as fly-half. He was also one of Fiji's first players to turn professional in Japan.

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Career

His first international match was against Wales, at Suva, on May 31, 1986. He was also part of the 1987 Rugby World Cup roster, where he played only the match against New Zealand. After retiring from his player career, he became headteacher of the Ratu Nemani Memorial School. [2] He also played for Japan along with Fijian representative Paulo Nawalu in the 1991 Hong Kong Sevens. [3]

Death

On August 26, 2014, Lovokuro died from heart attack while preparing his Ratu Nemani Memorial school rugby team in Momi but he had left a mark on parents and landowners in the area.

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