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Sailosi Tagicakibau

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Sailosi Tagicakibau is one of the most destructive players currently playing in the Aviva Premiership and has left many an opposing defender in his wake since joining London Irish. His blistering pace and unstoppable power has enabled him to score 52 tries in just 144 appearances for the Exiles; a figure which would surely be much greater had it not been for injuries in recent seasons.

Tagicakibau was introduced to rugby by his father who encouraged him to take up the game at his local club in Auckland at the age of five. It was when he went to Wesley College, the city's famous rugby school attended by Jonah Lomu and former Exiles teammate Seilala Mapusua, that his talent began to blossom.

The Samoan international started out as a back row player until his tremendous pace and skill was spotted and he made the switch to the wing. After College he joined the Taranaki club and came under the guidance of the great All Black, Kieran Crowley. He appeared in every National Provincial Cup match during his first season, scoring six tries and was subsequently invited to join the Waikato Chiefs for whom he played in eight Super 12 games.

His efforts with Waikato brought him to the attention of the Samoan selectors and he was awarded his first cap against Namibia in a pre-Rugby World Cup tour of South Africa in 2003. He shot to prominence in the Northern Hemisphere after a terrific performance against England, characterised by two blistering runs, in the pool stage of the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. He has 21 caps for Samoa and has also represented the Pacific Islands.

The 'Samoan flyer' , who joined London Irish in October 2005, has been awarded the London Irish Try of the Season award two years in a row and was also crowned Players' Player of the Season at the club's annual awards ceremony in May 2008.

Tagicakibau signed a contract extension which will see him remain with London Irish until the end of 2013/14 season.

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Recent news stories on Sailosi Tagicakibau:

Date Type Headline
27.02.2014 Ezine News London Irish winger signs loan agreement with DHL Stormers
27.02.2014 Club News London Irish winger signs loan agreement with DHL Stormers
14.02.2014 Ezine News Sheridan previews Exiles game vs Wasps
01.02.2014 Match Reports Irish finish LV=Cup with bonus point win over Scarlets
31.01.2014 Ezine News QUARTET NAMED TO FACE SCARLETS
31.01.2014 Next Match News Quartet named to face Scarlets
25.01.2014 Match Reports Wasps edge Irish in the rain at Adams Park
24.01.2014 Ezine News Hala'ufia back to play Wasps in LV=Cup
24.01.2014 Club News Hala'ufia back to play Wasps in LV=Cup
06.01.2014 Match Reports Dogged Exiles start the New Year with a win
03.01.2014 Ezine News Tagicakibau Returns For Worcester Encounter
03.01.2014 Club News Tagicakibau returns for Worcester encounter
28.11.2013 Club News Topsy Ojo 200 Not out
26.11.2013 Club News Marlborough RFC and Oxford Harlequins RFC victorious in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
03.11.2013 Match Reports Spirited Exiles downed by the Saints
01.11.2013 Club News James O’Connor to make Exiles debut against Northampton
27.10.2013 Match Reports Irish fall short at Kingston Park
24.10.2013 Club News Hala’ufia returns for Newcastle encounter
19.10.2013 Match Reports Second half surge ensures comfortable Irish victory
18.10.2013 Club News Irish name side to face Lusitanos XV
11.10.2013 Match Reports Debutants dot down as Exiles triumph
10.10.2013 Club News Irish name side to face I Cavalieri Prato
05.10.2013 Match Reports Courageous Irish win local derby
04.10.2013 Club News Exiles named for Harlequins encounter
01.10.2013 Club News London Irish A and London Wasps A draw in the A League at Sunbury
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