Niumaia Korovata

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Niumaia Korovata
Personal information
Nickname Horse[1]
Born Fiji
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–1991 Fiji 3 4 0 0 16
Rugby league
Position Wing, Centre, Lock
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 Fiji 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [2][3]

Niumaia Korovata is a Fijian rugby footballer who represented his country in both rugby union and rugby league, including at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup. Niumaia Korovata now is retired and is living with his wife and 4 children. Anna,Ruth, Grace and only son Niumaia jnr.

Playing career[edit]

Korovata is from the Ra Province.[4][5]

He originally played rugby union for the Police club, and played nine games, including three test matches, for Fiji in 1990 and 1991.[6][3]

Korovata then switched codes to rugby league. He joined the Yanco Wamoon Hawks in the Group 20 Rugby League competition, winning premierships with the team in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1995 he also represented the NSW Country sevens side.[1] He also won the club's Best and Fairest award in 1996.[7] From Group 20 he was selected as part of the Fijian 1995 World Cup squad and played in two matches at the tournament.[2]

In 2005 Korovata was part of the Yanco Wamoon reserve grade side that lost the Reserve grade grand final.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of the Hawks Unofficial site of the Yanco-Wamoon Hawks
  2. ^ a b Niumaia Korovata rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. ^ a b Niumaia Korovata espnscrum.com
  4. ^ FNRL to hold inaugural Ra 7s Fijilive
  5. ^ Rabbitohs triumph The Fiji Times, 8 November 2010
  6. ^ Niumaia Korovata fijirugby.com
  7. ^ a b Club Records Unofficial site of the Yanco-Wamoon Hawks