David Lemi

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David Lemi
David Lemi 2011 (cropped).jpg
Date of birth (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Apia Samoa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2009
2009–2011
2011–2012
2012–2014
2014-
Bristol Rugby
London Wasps
Glasgow Warriors
Worcester Warriors

Bristol
84
44
10
41
0
(238)
(38)
(0)
(85)
(0)
correct as of 12 May 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004– Samoa 39 (55)
correct as of 22 June 2014.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2003–2007 Samoa
correct as of 2 Sept 2007.

David Lemi (born 10 February 1982) is a professional rugby player who plays on the wing for Worcester Warriors.

Weighing in at 75 kg and only 1.75m tall, he is one of the smaller professional rugby players. However, his electric pace and low centre of gravity enabled him to be the 2nd highest Premiership try scorer for the 2005-06 season; and top scorer in the 2006-07 season.

His skills and leadership made him one of the best ever 7s players for his country. As well as representing the 7s side, he has played for the senior 15-a-side team, representing his nation at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.

He caught Bristol coach Richard Hill's eye in the 2005 Safari Sevens in Kenya and joined Bristol on a one-year deal.

During the 2005-6 season, Lemi quickly impressed, scoring 8 tries in 12 appearances, and became a crowd favourite at the Memorial Stadium. He signed a two-year contract extension in spring 2006.

Despite Bristol Rugby's relegation at the end of the 2008–9 season, Lemi still managed to win The Sunday Times Try of the Season Award for the try he scored against Bath Rugby in the first game of the season. He was the joint second top try scorer in the 2008-09 Guinness Premiership season.

Following Bristol's relegation, it was confirmed in April that Lemi would be leaving the club. He was initially linked with Llanelli Scarlets. However, in May, it was confirmed that Lemi had signed a contract with Wasps.[2] In 2012, Lemi signed a contract with Worcester Warriors and was reunited with former coach Richard Hill.[3]

In 2014, Lemi was resigned by Bristol, which would see him leave the Worcester Warriors at the end of the 2014 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Lemi signs for Wasps". news.bbc.co.uk. 2009-05-19. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "David Lemi Profile". Itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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