Seremaia Bai

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Seremaia Bai
Seremaia Baï.jpg
Full name Seremaia Baïkeinuku
Date of birth (1979-01-04) 4 January 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Nausori, Fiji
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
School Lelean Memorial School
Notable relative(s) Setareki Koroilagilagi (brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Inside centre, Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–1999
1999–2001
2001–2002
2002–2004
2005–2006
2006–2009
2010–14
2014-
Eastern Suburbs
Tailevu Knights
Cross Keys
Southland
Secom Rugguts
Clermont Auvergne
Castres Olympique
Leicester Tigers





94
93





(207)
(91)
correct as of 10 May 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000–
2004–2008
2006
Fiji
Pacific Islanders
Fiji Barbarians
49
8
4
(295)
(35)
(32)
correct as of 12 January 2014.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2002 Fiji Japan

Seremaia Baïkeinuku (born 4 January 1979) is a Fijian rugby union footballer.

Career[edit]

He currently plays for Leicester Tigers after signing from ASM Clermont Auvergne in 2010 who both compete in France's Top 14 competition. He also plays for the Fiji national team and the Pacific Islanders. He has played under-19s, under 21s and under 23s for the Fiji national side. Bai attended Lelean Memorial School in Nausori, Fiji.

He made his international debut for Fiji in 2000 in a match against Japan which Fiji won 47–22. That year he was also capped against Samoa, the USA, Canada and Italy. In 2001 he was capped three times, twice against Tonga and once against Samoa. In the second match against Tonga he broke his ankle. In 2002 he joined Southland for the National Provincial Championship, and went on tour with Fiji for the November Test series in the northern hemisphere.

Bai training with Clermont Auvergne.

He was not included in Fiji's squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, but returned in 2004 for Fiji in two matches in June, against Tonga and Samoa. He was included in the combined Pacific Islanders team that toured the southern nations. He also played numerous international matches the following season. In 2006 he captained the Tailevu Knights for the 2006 Colonial Cup, and then signed with Clermont Auvergne in France. He played for Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup, and was then selected for the 2006 PI squad for the tour of Europe. He went on to play a substantial part of Fiji's quarter-final reaching team at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In 2008 he was selected to play for the Pacific Islanders in what would be their final tour. In 2009 he was announced as the Fiji captain for their European tour. In 2010 he signed to play for Castres Olympique on a two-year contract.[1] He also competed at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

His younger brother Setareki Koroilagilagi also has played for the Fiji, and they first played alongside each other in June 2013 against the USA.

In April 2014, he signed a contract with Leicester Tigers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bai Bai Clermont". PlanetRugby.com. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Leicester Tigers sign Fijian back Seremaia Bai from Castres Olympique". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. 

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