Loki Crichton

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Loki Crichton
Date of birth (1976-03-14) March 14, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Moata'a, Samoa
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb; 194 lb)
School Kelston Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Counties Manukau
Suntory Sungoliath




Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2006 Chiefs 46 (99)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 Samoa 10 (62)

Loki Crichton (born 14 March 1976) is a former Samoan rugby union international player. He played at fullback or fly-half.

Club career[edit]

As a schoolboy he attended Auckland's Kelston Boys High School on a scholarship from Samoa, playing for their 1st XV, then moving to Counties Manukau where he played for Manurewa Rugby Club from 1995 to 2001. He also made 48 appearances for the Counties Manukau Steelers playing at fly-half and fullback alongside Jonah Lomu and Joeli Vidiri.

He transferred to Waikato in 2002. He played for the Chiefs in the Super 14 and Waikato in the Air New Zealand Cup. He made his debut for the Chiefs in 2000 in a match against the Crusaders.

Having travelled north with the Pacific Islanders Loki joined Newcastle on a short term deal to cover the ongoing problems with Jonny Wilkinson and the England call up for Toby Flood for the 2007 Six Nations Championship.

In 2007 he signed for the Worcester Warriors on a two-year deal that kept him at Sixways until 2009. He was released after the 2008-09 Guinness Premiership. He now plays for L'Aquila in the National Championship of Excellence.

International career[edit]

He has represented Samoa on a number of occasions.

Loki Crichton was originally selected to play for Samoa at the 2003 Rugby World Cup however the Waikato Rugby Union refused to release him. He instead made his debut for Samoa in 2006, during the inaugural 2006 IRB Pacific 5 Nations, the same year his contract with Waikato had finished. That year he was also named in the Pacific Islanders touring squad for 2006. But later withdrew.

Loki Crichton was selected in Samoa's Rugby World Cup squad in 2007 and scoring 27 points with a 100% penalty kick success rate and got the man of the match award in the 44-22 loss to England.

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