James So'oialo

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James So'oialo
Full name James So'oialo
Date of birth (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (13.1 st)
Notable relative(s) Steven So'oialo (brother)
Rodney So'oialo (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–12
2012–13
2013
2014–
Castres
Pays d'Aix
Connacht
Wellington
6
8
2
2
((0)
(58)
(0)
(0))
Correct as of 13 October 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Samoa 7 ((78))
Correct as of 23 June 2013

James So'oialo (born 2 March 1989) was a Samoan rugby union footballer. He formerly played for Northern United and the Samoan rugby union, and usually plays as a fullback. He made his international debut in 2011 when he was part of the Samoan team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup where he played in one match.[1][2] He signed for Irish provincial rugby team Connacht for the 2013/2014 season.[3] On 26 October, after only having arrived in late September, Connacht released So'oialo from his contract on 'compassionate grounds', and he returned to New Zealand.[4] So'oialo now plays for Tawa RFC in Wellington, and for the Wellington Lions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Samoa take Islander bragging rights". ESPN. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.connachtrugby.ie/2013052083320/sooialo-completes-squad-for-201314
  4. ^ "James So'oailo released by Connacht on compassionate grounds". Irish Independent. 26 October 2013. 

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