Jone Railomo

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Jone Railomo
Jone Railomo (cropped).jpg
Railomo at the 2007 Rugby World Cup
Full name Jone Railomo Taginayavusa
Date of birth (1981-02-26)26 February 1981
Place of birth Suva, Fiji
Date of death August 8, 2009(2009-08-08) (aged 28)
Place of death CWM Hospital, Suva
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 127 kg (20 st 0 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

2004 - 2004
2005 - 2006
2006 - 2007
2007 - 2008
2008 - 2009
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005 - 2008 Fiji 10 ((0))

Jone Railomo Taginayavusa (born Suva, 26 February 1981 - 8 August 2009) was a Fijian rugby union player. He played as a prop.


Railomo played in Fiji for Piteia. He moved to France, where he played for Racing Club Vichy for the 2005/06 season, then for Poitiers for 2006/07, returning to Racing Club Vichy for 2007/08. He was then assigned for Poitiers, for the 2008/09 season.

He gained his first cap for Fiji shorter after moving to France, on 10 June 2005, in the heavy loss to the All Blacks by 91-0. He then was inactive for a year due to injury. He was capped again after being selected for the Fijian squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, playing all the five matches in the successful campaign of his country. Fiji's World Cup run finished in the quarter-finals in a 37-20 loss to South Africa.

Railomo earned four more caps since then, holding 10 caps for his national side.


Railomo died in the early hours of 8 August 2009 after being hospitalized a few days earlier because of a sickness. He was 28.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Fiji rugby losses prop". Retrieved 2010-04-23.