Albert VuliVuli

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Albert Vulivuli
CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Albert VuliVuli.jpg
Full name Albert James Vulivuli
Date of birth (1985-05-26) 26 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Fiji
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Inside centre, Outside centre, Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009
2009–10
2010–13
2013–
Reds
Bourgoin
Racing Métro
La Rochelle
2
21
7
0
0
20
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009 Queensland Reds
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– Fiji 11 (5)
correct as of 28 November 2011.

Albert Vulivuli (born 26 May 1985 in Savusavu) is a Fijian rugby union player. He plays as a centre or wing. His older brother, Thomas plays football for Fiji whereas his younger sister, Finau is one of Fiji's female football referees.

He attended Hamilton Boys High School in Waikato, New Zealand in 2004. He was part of the Waikato Under 20 team and the Waikato B team from 2005 to 2008 before moving across to Australia. He started playing professional rugby in Australia playing for the Queensland Reds in the 2009 Super 14 season. He moved to France shortly after the season ended to join his new Top 14 club, CS Bourgoin-Jallieu.

He made his top 14 debut against Racing Métro 92 in September 2009 on the wing. He played 16 games for them, all on the wing. After the 2009–10 Top 14 season ended, he joined Racing Métro 92, the same club he made his debut against and played his first game in August 2010 against Brive at inside centre in the 2010–11 Top 14 season. He made his Heineken Cup debut at outside centre against Leinster where he scored a try.

After utility back, Kameli Ratuvou pulled out of Fiji's team for the 2010 end of year rugby tests, Vulivuli was called in as a replacement.[2]

He is best known for his strong runs and ferocious tackles in the T14 competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FrenchRugbyClub Racing-Métro 92 squad". FrenchRugbyClub.com. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Fiji call-up for Vulivuli

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