Amasio Valence

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Amasio Valence Raoma
Date of birth (1979-05-12) 12 May 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Nadi, Fiji
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
School Sacred Heart College
Occupation(s) Professional Sportsman
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flyhalf
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps
2001–2008 New Zealand 46
Correct as of 02-01-2011
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Team competition

Amasio Valence (born 12 May 1979 in Nadi, Fiji) is a Rugby sevens player who switched allegiances to New Zealand after he first made his break into professional rugby in 2000. He was hailed as one of the most promising players in the discipline in recent years.

While Valence played rugby, his entire family enjoyed soccer, with his older brother, Nikola Raoma being picked for the national side of Fiji in 2002. Valence is the only New Zealander to have won three gold medals in rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games; in 1998, 2002 and 2006, a testament to his longevity in the game. He last played for NZ in 2008.