Mosese Rauluni

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Mosese Rauluni
Mosese Rauluni 2007 (cropped).jpg
South Africa vs Fiji during 2007 Rugby World Cup
Full name Mosese Nasau Rauluni
Date of birth (1975-06-26) 26 June 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Suva, Fiji
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Notable relative(s) Jacob Rauluni
Waisale Serevi
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–2003
2003
2004–
Brisbane Easts
Crusaders
Saracens


99


(35)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–
2004–2008
Fiji
Pacific Islanders
43
9
(20)
(0)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
Fiji

Mosese Nasau Rauluni (born 27 June 1975 in Suva, Fiji) is a Fijian rugby union footballer. He usually plays at scrum half, and played for Saracens in the Guinness Premiership in England. He has played for Fiji, including captaining them. He is the younger brother of Jacob Rauluni and first cousin of Waisale Serevi.

Career[edit]

Rauluni was brought up in Brisbane and played his club rugby for Easts from 1995 to 2004. He represented the Australian U-19s in 1993–94. He made his test debut for Fiji on 1 November 1996 in a match against the New Zealand Māori. The following season he was capped another three times for Fiji, playing in test matches against Tonga, the Cook Islands and Samoa. The following season he played in a Test against the Wallabies.

He returned to the international scene for Fiji in May 1999, playing against the United States and then playing subsequent matches against Spain and Italy. He was included in Fiji's 1999 Rugby World Cup squad, and played in all four pool matches. After the World Cup, he earned another five caps during the subsequent season for Fiji. He played only one test in 2001, on 25 May against Tonga.

In 2003 Rauluni played in a match against Tonga and in fixtures against Argentina and Chile. He was selected for Fiji's squad at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He represented Fiji in four matches at the World Cup.

In 2004 he was capped twice for Fiji in games against Samoa and Tonga; these two games were actually 2007 World Cup qualifying matches, and Rauluni skippered Fiji on both occasions. In July of that year he was selected as part of the Pacific Islanders side, which was a touring team composed of the best Fijian, Samoan and Tongan players. The Pacific Islanders played matches against South Africa, Australia and the All Blacks. He was capped nine times during 2005. In May 2006 he re-signed with the Saracens until the 2007/08 season.He was a key to help Fiji to reach the quarter final at the 2007 RWC. Some regarded him as the half back of the tournament.

He was forced to retire due to injury in June 2010 and later coached Saracens academy, with Kevin Sorrell. He is currently the backlines coach for the Fiji team.

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