Albert VuliVuli

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Albert Vulivuli
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Full name Albert James Vulivuli
Date of birth (1985-05-26) 26 May 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Fiji
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)[1]
Spouse Stephanie Vulivuli
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009
2009–10
2010–13
2013–15
2015–2015
2015-2016
2016-
Reds
Bourgoin
Racing 92
La Rochelle
Montpellier
Clermont Auvergne

Racing 92
2
21
19
34
2
12
0
20
15
15
0
10
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Queensland Reds ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Fiji 16 (10)
Correct as of 24 June 2017

Albert Vulivuli (born 26 May 1985 in Savusavu) is a Fijian rugby union player. He plays as a centre or wing. His older brother, Thomas plays football for Fiji whereas his younger sister, Finau is one of Fiji's female football referees.

He attended Hamilton Boys High School in Waikato, New Zealand in 2004. He was part of the Waikato Under 20 team and the Waikato B team from 2005 to 2008 before moving across to Australia. He started playing professional rugby in Australia playing for the Queensland Reds in the 2009 Super 14 season. He moved to France shortly after the season ended to join his new Top 14 club, CS Bourgoin-Jallieu.

He made his top 14 debut against Racing Métro 92 in September 2009 on the wing. He played 16 games for them, all on the wing. After the 2009–10 Top 14 season ended, he joined Racing Métro 92, the same club he made his debut against and played his first game in August 2010 against Brive at inside centre in the 2010–11 Top 14 season. He made his Heineken Cup debut at outside centre against Leinster where he scored a try.

In 2013, Vulivuli signed a deal to join Top 14 club La Rochelle.

He currently (2015) plays for Montpellier in the Top 14.[2]

After utility back, Kameli Ratuvou pulled out of Fiji's team for the 2010 end of year rugby tests, Vulivuli was called in as a replacement.[3]

He is best known for his strong runs and ferocious tackles in the Top 14 competition.

He now plays for an other top 14 club, Clermont Ferrand as medical joker of Benson Stanley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FrenchRugbyClub Racing-Métro 92 squad". FrenchRugbyClub.com. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top 14, transferts - Montpellier: Albert Vuli Vuli arrive comme joker médical". "Rugbyrama" (in French). 26 March 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Fiji call-up for Vulivuli

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