Bill Cavubati

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Bill Cavubati
Date of birth (1970-07-21) July 21, 1970 (age 48)
Place of birthBa, Fiji
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight165 kg (364 lb, 26 st 0 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–98 Wellington ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–98 Hurricanes 19 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2005  Fiji 38 (0)

Bill Cavubati (born 21 July 1970[1]) is a former professional rugby union player. He played for Fiji and his position of choice was tighthead prop. Cavubati's claim to fame is that he is the heaviest player ever to receive the honour of an international cap, weighing in at 165 kg (364 lb, 26 st 0 lb) when he appeared for Fiji against New Zealand in 2005.[2]

He played for Wellington in New Zealand throughout the 1990s and his huge size made him a cult hero amongst the fans.[3] Despite being dropped from Wellington's professional team in the early 2000s, "Big Bill" continued to play for a local amateur side and even earned several Fijian caps whilst officially an amateur player.

Bill is now a well known night club bouncer in Wellington, new Zealand. He still plays premier rugby for his club Marist Masterton, in the Wairarapa Bush club rugby competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2005/jun/11/lions2005.rugbyunion
  3. ^ http://aru.rugby.com.au/news/2002_june/fiji_skipper_may_face_all_blacks_14151,7153.html