Mikaele Pesamino

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Mikaele Pesamino
Full name Mikaele Pesamino
Nickname Lightning
Date of birth (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Vailele, Upolu, Samoa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sale Sharks
2 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Samoa 2 ((20))
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Mikaele Pesamino (born 2 April 1984)[1] is a rugby union player in the Samoa Sevens team. He was the highest point scorer in the 2009–2010 IRB Sevens World Series helping his country in securing their first World Series crown and was awarded the 2010 IRB World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year.[2].

Pesamino was born in Vailele on the island of Upolu in Samoa.

Pesamino was first discovered for his speed, when he represented Leifiifi College in the annual Champ of Chapms athletic competition. But ever since, he focused on his rugby career and it proved to be a good choice.

Samoa sevens[edit]

The Samoa Sevens team represent Samoa internationally in rugby sevens,[3] a competitive sports tournament titled the IRB Sevens World Series which takes place annually in seven countries; United Arab Emirates, South Africa, New Zealand, United States, Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland.

Pesamino was also the third highest try scorer in the 2007–2008 season and the top try scorer in the 2009–2010 Series winning season.


Pesamino signed for Sale Sharks for the 2010/2011 season.[4] Pesamino played provincial rugby for Auckland in the Air New Zealand Cup. His career began in both rugby union and Australian rules football. While still a teenager, he was a member of the Samoan national Australian rules football team during the 2002 Australian Football International Cup (where he was named in the All-International team) and then the 2005 Australian Football International Cup.


  1. ^ Mikaele Pesamino player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Mike Jansen (2010-06-01). "Mikaele Pesamino: A true champion!". blitzbokke.com. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Samoa win Hong Kong Sevens". Times LIVE. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,16024_6249677,00.html