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|Date of birth||3 November 1974|
|Place of birth||Levuka, Lomaiviti, Fiji|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)|
|School||Marist Brothers High School|
|Occupation(s)||Professional rugby union player|
|Rugby union career|
Marika "Dawainavesi" Vunibaka (born 3 November 1974) is a Fijian former rugby union player. He represented the Fiji national team on numerous occasions, including at the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales and the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.
Vunibaka represented Fiji at rugby sevens level from 1997–2008 and is one of the few sevens players to play in three Rugby World Cup Sevens, 1997, 2001 and 2005. Fiji won the World Cup in both 1997 and 2005, and he was the top try scorer in the 1997 World Cup.
Vunibaka made his Test debut for Fiji in a match against Canada in Vancouver. He was then included in the Fijian squad for the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales, where he scored a try in the pool match against Canada. He was included in their 2003 Rugby World Cup squad, and scored a try in the win over Japan.
Vunibaka after playing 2 seasons (2015-2016) with the Leeton Phantoms in Southern Inland NSW he took over as head coach in 2017. Vunibaka lead the club to the Club Championship and 1st Grade to an undefeated home and away season and their first grand final appearance since 1998 where the Leeton Phantoms held on to win 30-29 over Wagga Wagga Waratahs for the club's second 1st Grade Premiership and first since 1991.
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