|Full name||David Maniapoto Faiumu|
30 April 1983 |
Wellington, New Zealand
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (15 st 10 lb) |
|As of 26 September 2014|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
David Faiumu (born 30 April 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league footballer, last playing for the Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Samoa and New Zealand international representative forward, he previously played in the National Rugby League for the North Queensland Cowboys.
Faiumu played from the interchange bench in the North Queensland Cowboys' first ever Grand Final in 2005 which they lost to the Wests Tigers. Faiumu was selected to play for the New Zealand national team in the 2005 Tri-Nations Final 24-0 win against Australia. On 7 June 2008, It was announced that Faiumu had been granted a release from his contract with the Cowboys and was expected to sign with the Huddersfield Giants which he did. whilst he has been playing for Huddersfield he has turned into a fans favorite and they have made up a chant going; 'he steps to left, he steps to the right, david faiumu he'll make you look s***e' He was named in the Samoa training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
Faiumu left Huddersfield at the end of the 2014 season, retiring from the game and taking up a position as the Giant's Developmental Officer.
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