Ole Avei

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ole Avei
ST vs UBB - Ole Avei.jpg
Full name Wayne Ole Avei
Date of birth (1983-06-13) 13 June 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb; 251 lb)
School The Southport School
Notable relative(s) Digby Ioane (uncle)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-2008
2010
Sunnybank
Sunnybank
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010− Bordeaux-Bègles 129 ((15))
Correct as of 12 August 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2008-09
East Coast Aces
Waikato
3
14
((5)
(5))
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-08
2009
Reds
Chiefs
2
0
((0)
(0))
Correct as of 13 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004
2011–
Australia U21
Samoa

24
(
(0))
Correct as of 3 October 2015

Ole Avei (born 13 June 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a Samoan International Rugby Union player, currently playing hooker with the Union Bordeaux Bègles in the French Top 14.

Avei began his professional career in 2005 with the Queensland Reds, making his first Super 14 debut in 2006, against the Chiefs in Hamilton.[1] He then went on to play for Waikato in the Air New Zealand Cup in 2008, and in 2010, he signed in France with the Union Bordeaux Bègles for 2 years, recently extending his contract for a rare 5-year deal over offers from several top clubs, including current champions Stade Toulousain (Toulouse).[2]

Avei made his International debut for Samoa in the 2011 Pacific Nations Cup, in the match against Japan on 2 July 2011.[3] He was then selected in the 30 man squad to represent Samoa in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[4]

Avei married his longtime girlfriend of over 8 years, Angelina, on 29 June 2013 in Australia.[citation needed] They welcomed their baby girl Siena Eva Avei on 13 April 2014.

He will take part in his second world cup, haven been selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile Super 14 debut". aru.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Samoan hooker Avei extends Bordeaux-Begles deal". tensport.com.au. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Nations Cup". irb.com. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Samoa Name Strong Squad". planetrugby.com. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

External links[edit]