Michael Tagicakibau

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Michael Tagicakibau
Date of birth (1985-05-09) 9 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb) [1]
Notable relative(s) Sailosi Tagicakibau (brother)
Seremaia Tagicakibau
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2009
2009–2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
2016
2016-
London Welsh
Saracens
Bristol Rugby
Saracens
Llanelli RFC
Benetton Treviso

43
9
10
1
2
(
(25)
(5)
(0)
(0)
(5))
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-08
2014-16
Taranaki
Scarlets
8
25
((5)
(5))
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007- Fiji 5 ((0))
Correct as of 25 October 2011

Michael Tagicakibau (born 9 May 1985) is a Fijian rugby union player. He is the younger brother of ex-London Irish winger, Sailosi Tagicakibau, who now plays for Wasps. He is 1.86m and he weighs 94 kg. He has signed to play for Scarlets in the 2014–15 Pro12 season.

Career[edit]

He is currently playing for the professional Italian team Benetton Treviso, having joing from Welsh Region Scarlets and played in the English club, Saracens until July 2014.[2] He has also played for Bristol.[3] His usual position is on the wing. Prior to joining Saracens, he was playing for London Welsh in National League One and after an impressive first full season in English rugby, Saracens' then-Director of Rugby Brendan Venter signed him up for the 2009/10 season. He has played internationally for Fiji unlike his brother who played internationally for Samoa.

Tagicakibau played in the Air NZ Cup for Taranaki Rugby before attending the trials for the Flying Fijians in 2007. He was part of the Fiji team to the 2007 Pacific Nations Cup and he made his debut for the Fiji team against Tonga in June 2007 at Churchill Park, Lautoka and though he didn't make the squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, he impressed the London Welsh team who he joined on February 2008.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Saracens". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Scarlets sign Fiji wing Michael Tagicakibau". Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Bristol sign Saracens winger Michael Tagicakibau". Retrieved 2012-07-19.