|Birth name||Netani Edward Talei|
|Date of birth||19 March 1983|
|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|
|Rugby union career|
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.