Netani Talei

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Netani Talei
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Full name Netani Edward Talei
Date of birth (1983-03-19) 19 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Suva, Fiji
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
School Marist Brothers High School
University Welsey College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number eight, Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2003
2004–2005
2006
2006–2007
2007–2010
2010–2013
2013–2014
2014–
Raiwaqa
Suva
Nadroga
Doncaster Knights
Worcester Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
Newport Gwent Dragons
Harlequins



15
55
53
20
8



(30)
(25)
(40)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 24 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2006– Fiji 33 (20)
Correct as of 6 October 2015

Netani Edward Talei (born 19 March 1983 in Suva, Fiji) is a Fijian rugby union player. He plays as a number eight or flanker.

Career[edit]

He represented the Fiji U21s in 2004 after earlier studying at Marist Brothers High School and two years at Welsey College (NZ). After his performance with the Stallions in 2006 in which they lifted the Colonial Cup, he joined provincial stalwarts Nadroga. Talei then got the nod for the run-on team in 2006 to help Fiji defeat Samoa 23–20 in Suva. In 2007 he was part of the 30-man Fiji squad that reached the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup in France. He played in three pool games before picking up and injury that ruled him out for the rest of the tournament.

Worcester Warriors snapped up Fiji international Talei during the summer, from Doncaster. The giant back row, who has won fifteen caps for his country, signed a one-year deal at Sixways, with an option for an extension.

In March 2008, Worcester opted to extend Talei's contract and he signed a new two-year deal which will keep him at Sixways until 2010.

In May 2010, Edinburgh announced that they had signed Talei on a three-year contract.[1]

Talei moved to Newport Gwent Dragons in the summer of 2013 for the 2013–14 season. He was released by the Dragons in October 2014.[2]

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