Filipo Levi

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Filipo Levi
Date of birth (1979-09-06) 6 September 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Huntly, New Zealand
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 117 kg (258 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock, Back row
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–2009

2009
2009–2011
2011-
Ricoh Black Rams
Ospreys
Newcastle
Nottingham


8
45


(0)
(0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000-2006
2011
Otago
Tasman
70
4
(-)
(0)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-2007 Highlanders 63 (15)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-
2004-2008
Samoa
Pacific Islanders
25
5
(0)
(0)

Filipo Levi (born 6 September 1979 in Huntly, New Zealand) is a New Zealand-born Samoan rugby union footballer. He is a specialist Lock and can also play number eight

Matai title[edit]

Mulitalo

Career[edit]

International

Levi was part of the Samoa squad at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, but a severe eye socket injury forced him out of the tournament. Levi was a member of the Samoa squad at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In 2008 Levi took over the Manu Samoa captaincy after long time captain Semo Sititi focused on playing and all but retired from International duties.

New Zealand

Levi grew up in Auckland before moving to Dunedin. He attended Logan Park High School before joining Otago Boys' High School where they won the national 1st XV competition in 1998.

Levi was then selected for the New Zealand Colts that won the 2000 U21 World Cup in New Zealand playing alongside Jerry Collins and Richie McCaw.

Levi played for Alhambra and Otago before signing up for Super 12 side the Highlanders and went on to become one of their most capped players. After becoming capped by the Samoa he became ineligible for the All Blacks meaning he could not play in the Super 14, so he took up a contract in Japan.

England

In February 2009 the Ospreys signed him from Japanese side Ricoh Black Rams.[2] At the end of the 2008-09 Magners League he signed for Premiership side Newcastle Falcons as primarily a back row player.[3]In November 2011 Nottingham signed him from Newcastle Falcons until the end of the 2011-12 RFU Championship.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Newcastle Falcons". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Rugby Union - Ospreys recruit Samoan second row". BBC News. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | My Club | Newcastle | Samoan flanker seals Falcons move". BBC News. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport - Rugby Union - Nottingham sign Samoan lock forward Filipo Levi". BBC News. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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