Kahn Fotuali'i

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Kahn Fotuali'i
Kahn Fotuali'i 2012 (cropped).jpg
Kahn playing for Ospreys in the Heineken Cup
Full name Khan Faasega Fotuali'i
Date of birth (1982-05-22) 22 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
School Onehunga High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half, Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 12 August 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hawke's Bay
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2011 Crusaders 28 ((33))
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Samoa 31 ((28))
Correct as of 26 November 2016

Kahn Fotuali’i (born 22 May 1982) is a Samoan rugby union player for Bath in the Aviva Premiership having signed from the Northampton Saints in the summer of 2016. He plays as a scrum-half and fly-half.

In 2002 he played with New Haven Rugby in the United States and led the club to a Division II national championship playing primarily at #10. In 2004, he debuted for Nelson Bays, who later merged with Marlborough to form the Tasman Rugby Union. In 2008, he made his Crusaders debut. Fotuali'i had a successful year in 2010 scoring five tries for the Crusaders and starting most games ahead of All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis until he was suspended for breaking Crusaders protocol.[1] However, from his impressive form on the field for the Crusaders many thought Fotuali'i would be very close to All Black selection.[2]

In 2010 Fotuali'i chose to represent Samoa for their 2010 end-of-year tour. He made his debut for them against Japan where he scored Samoa's only try to win the game 13-10 and was man of the match.

He recently[when?] signed a two-year deal with Welsh side Ospreys. He scored his first try for the Ospreys against Glasgow Warriors in a 20-26 defeat.

Early in 2013, he was still with Ospreys, but there was speculation that he might join another club in Europe.[3] He rejected a new deal by the Ospreys and signed for Northampton Saints on 24 January 2013.[4]

Towards the end of the 2015/16 season, whilst at Northampton Saints it was rumoured that he had signed for another premiership team, Bath Rugby. At the Saints last game of the season, at Gloucester, this was confirmed.

On September 3, 2016 Kahn Fotuali'i made his Bath Rugby debut against his former Northampton Saints team, with Bath winning the match 18-14 at Northampton for the first time in 16 years.[5]