Player Info

Playing squad 2009/2010

Sailosi Tagicakibau

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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 National Provincial Cup 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 84 appearances and scored 29 tries over the past four seasons.

He received the "Try of the Season" and the "Players' Player of the Season" Awards at the club's anuual player awards ceremony in May 2008.

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Sailosi Tagicakibau's Detailed Stats

Position: Wing
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
Joined Club: 30/11/2005
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Sailosi's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Club Appearances: 12 158
Replacement Apps: - 11
Tries: 7 58
Goals: - -
Drop Goals: - -
Penalties: - -
Total Points: 35 290
Sailosi's Test Stats: Win Rate Total
Country Won: 11  Drawn: -  Lost: 10 Samoa
Appearances 21
Tries 7
Conversions -
Penalties -
Drop Goals -
International Points 35
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