Sailosi 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, that his talent began to blossom. Among the College's alumni are Jonah Lomu and Seilala Mapusua.
The 24-year-old started out as a back row player until his coaches realised that he had the pace and skill to switch to the wing. After College he joined the Taranaki club and came under the guidance of a great All Black, Kieran Crowley. After a season with the club during which he appeared in every NPC match, scoring six tries, he was 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 Manu Samoa 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 a Northern Hemisphere context with a terrific performance, characterised by two blistering runs, against England in the pool stage of the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. He has nine caps for Samoa and has also played for the Pacific Islands team.
The 'Samoan flyer' joined London Irish in October 2005 and quickly established himself in the Premiership with his speed and beautiful right foot step causing problems for defenders not just in this country but in Europe. He has made 34 appearances for the Exiles in two seasons and scored ten tries.
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|Weight:||100kgs / 15st 10lbs|
|Height:||194cm / 6ft 4ins|
|Date of Birth:||14/11/1982|
|Place of Birth:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Former Clubs:||, Counties Manukau, Taranaki, Chiefs, Stormers, London Irish A|
|Representative Honours:||Barbarians, Pacific Islanders|
|Favourite Food:||Taro & Cornbeef|
|Currently on your iPOD:||Usher, Boyz to Men|
|Favourite Film:||Braveheart, Coming to America|
|Favourite Holiday Destination:||Fiji or Brisbane|
|Favourite Match :||England v Samoa World Cup 2003|
|Sailosi's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|
|Sailosi's Test Stats:||Win Rate||Total|
|Country||Won: 11 Drawn: - Lost: 10||Samoa|
|Drop Goals||-||International Points||35|