David Lemi

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David Lemi
David Lemi 2011 (cropped).jpg
Nickname The Rocket Man
Date of birth (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Apia Samoa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb; 183 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bristol Rugby
London Wasps
Glasgow Warriors
Worcester Warriors

Correct as of 26 November 2014
Current local club Bristol Rugby
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004– Samoa 48 ((60))
Correct as of 26 November 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2003–2007 Samoa
Correct as of 2 Sept 2007

David Lemi (born 10 February 1982) is a professional rugby player who plays on the wing for Bristol Rugby.

Weighing in at 75 kg and only 1.75m tall, he is one of the smaller professional rugby players. However, his electric pace and low centre of gravity enabled him to be the 2nd highest Premiership try scorer for the 2005-06 season; and top scorer in the 2006-07 season.

His skills and leadership made him one of the best ever 7s players for his country. As well as representing the 7s side, he has played for the senior 15-a-side team, representing his nation at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.

He caught Bristol coach Richard Hill's eye in the 2005 Safari Sevens in Kenya and joined Bristol on a one-year deal.

During the 2005-6 season, Lemi quickly impressed, scoring 8 tries in 12 appearances, and became a crowd favourite at the Memorial Stadium. He signed a two-year contract extension in spring 2006.

Despite Bristol Rugby's relegation at the end of the 2008–9 season, Lemi still managed to win The Sunday Times Try of the Season Award for the try he scored against Bath Rugby in the first game of the season. He was the joint second top try scorer in the 2008-09 Guinness Premiership season.

Following Bristol's relegation, it was confirmed in April that Lemi would be leaving the club. He was initially linked with Llanelli Scarlets. However, in May, it was confirmed that Lemi had signed a contract with Wasps.[2] In 2012, Lemi signed a contract with Worcester Warriors and was reunited with former coach Richard Hill.[3]

In 2014, Lemi was re-signed by Bristol, which would see him leave the Worcester Warriors at the end of the 2014 season and helped Bristol gain promotion the Aviva Premiership.


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Lemi signs for Wasps". news.bbc.co.uk. 2009-05-19. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "David Lemi Profile". Itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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