Watisoni Votu

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Watisoni Votu
Watisoni Votu June 2014.jpg
Votu in 2014
Birth nameWatisoni Votu
Date of birth (1985-03-25) 25 March 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Lautoka, Fiji
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing/ Centre
Senior career
Exeter Chiefs
Correct as of 14 June 2015
National team(s)
2012− Fiji 13 (25)5t
Correct as of 17 November 2019
National sevens team(s)
2009 Fiji 2

Watisoni Votu (born 25 March 1985 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian rugby union player. He plays Wing or Centre for Fiji on international level. Watisoni also played for the province, Lautoka. Following a series of visa complications Votu's transfer was delayed to English Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs,

Watisoni Votu got to be a part of the Fiji Sevens team in 2009 for the 2008-09 IRB 7s World Series.

In February 2012, Votu trialled with rugby league team, Newcastle Knights in hope of a contract but instead chose to consider offers from overseas. [1]

Votu made his debut for Fiji in 2012 against Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup. [2] He then was named in the sides 2012 end of year tour campaign. Votu took part in all four matches, playing against Gloucester, Ireland XV, Georgia and England. [3]

Votu transfer to Exeter was completed on 9 January 2013. [4] This took Exeter even longer due to an incident that took place in Levuka Town in Ovalau, Fiji in which Votu allegedly assaulted a woman. [5] It was announced on 20 April 2013 that Votu at the conclusion of the 2012/2013 season will join French side USA Perpignan. [6]

In April 2015, Votu signed for newly promoted Top 14 side, Pau. [7]

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  2. "Japan v Fiji". ESPN scrum.
  3. 2012 end-of-year rugby union tests
  4. BBC Sport. "Exeter Chiefs finally complete Watisoni Votu deal". Brent Pilnick. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  5. SAUVAKACOLO, SITERI (18 July 2012). "Votu Faces Court". Fiji Sun.
  6. "Perpignan confirm seven new signings". ESPNScrum. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  7. "Pau : Watisoni Votu aurait signé". actu. 13 April 2015.