Ole Avei

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Ole Avei
ST vs UBB - Ole Avei.jpg
Full name Wayne Ole Avei
Date of birth (1983-06-13) June 13, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
School The Southport School
Notable relative(s) Digby Ioane (uncle)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
-2008
2010
Sunnybank
Sunnybank
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010− Bordeaux-Bègles 102 (95)
correct as of 20 June 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007
2008-09
East Coast Aces
Waikato
3
14
(5)
(5)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006-08
2009
Reds
Chiefs
2
0
(0)
(0)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004
2011–
Australia U21
Samoa

20

(0)
correct as of 26 November 2014.

Ole Avei (born 13 June 1983, in Wellington, New Zealand) is a Samoan International Rugby Union player, currently playing hooker (2) with the Union Bordeaux Bègles in the French Top 14.

Avei began his professional career in 2005 with the Queensland Reds, making his first Super 14 debut in 2006, against the Chiefs in Hamilton.[1] He then went on to play for Waikato in the Air New Zealand Cup in 2008, and in 2010, he signed in France with the Union Bordeaux Bègles for 2 years, recently extending his contract for a rare 5 year deal over offers from several top clubs, including current champions Stade Toulousain (Toulouse).[2]

Avei made his International debut for Samoa in the 2011 Pacific Nations Cup, in the match against Japan on 2 July 2011.[3] He was then selected in the 30 man squad to represent Samoa in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[4]

Avei married his long time girlfriend of over 8 years, Angelina, on the 29th day of June 2013 in Australia. They welcomed their beautiful baby girl Siena Eva Avei on the 13th of April 2014.

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile Super 14 debut". aru.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Samoan hooker Avei extends Bordeaux-Begles deal". tensport.com.au. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Nations Cup". irb.com. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Samoa Name Strong Squad". planetrugby.com. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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