Alipate Noilea

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Alipate Noilea
Personal information
Full name Alipate Tani Noilea
Born (1983-02-21) 21 February 1983 (age 32)
Namatakula, Fiji
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Rugby league
Position five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–2014 Fiji 11 0 1 0 2
Rugby union
Position Outside back
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009 Fiji 1 1 0 0 5
Source: [1][2]

Alipate Tani Noilea is a rugby footballer. He is a Fijian rugby league international and represented his country at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He was one of Fiji's stand-out players in the tournament and earned widespread praise for his performances from the stand-off position. Noilea signed with the British side Barrow Raiders for the 2009 season but was not able to join the club due to issues with his visa application.[3] He switched codes to union, playing for the Fiji Warriors and was selected by the Fiji national side. He has since changed codes back to league and was selected for the 2009 Pacific Cup in which Fiji finished 3rd.

He was signed by Wests Tigers ahead of the 2011 NRL season, but later returned to Fiji without appearing for the club.

He was named in the Fiji squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.[4]

In May 2014, Noilea played for Fiji in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International. Later on in October, Noilea played in Fiji's clash with Lebanon in the inaugural Hayne/Mannah Cup.


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