Peter Saili

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Peter Saili
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Full name Peter Saili
Date of birth (1988-01-04) 4 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 114 kg (251 lb)
School St Peter's College, Auckland
Notable relative(s) Francis Saili (brother)
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Bordeaux Bègles
Playing career
Position Loose Forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2015- Bordeaux 23 (10)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008–15 Auckland 70 (20)
Correct as of 19 October 2014
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2009–2015 Blues 71 (20)
Correct as of 13 July 2014

Peter Saili (born 4 January 1988) is a New Zealand rugby player, who plays at the Blindside Flanker/ No 8 position for the Bordeaux.

Early life[edit]

Saili was born in Auckland and educated at St Peter's College where he played rugby in the school First XV. He represented New Zealand in schoolboy and global under-age tournaments.[1] After leaving school he played for Auckland Marist. He is the older brother of Blues and All Black centre Francis Saili.


Saili was a junior All Black in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 he was a member of the team which won the International Rugby Board's junior world championship (Under 19), defeating South Africa in the final (31-7).[2] In 2008 he was a member of the New Zealand team which won the International Rugby Board's junior world championship (the inaugural under-20 tournament), pulling off a crushing 38-3 win (four tries to none) over England in Swansea, Wales.[3][4]

Saili started his professional rugby career in 2008, with a start in the NPC for Auckland against Poverty Bay. In 2009 he commenced playing for the Blues in a match against the Western Force.[5]

On 16 January 2015, it was revealed that The Blues had released Saili with immediate effect to allow him to take up a contract in France [6]


  1. ^ Gray, Wynne (23 March 2011). "Saili out to make No.8 role his own". The New Zealand Herald. p. B018. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ St Peter's College Magazine, 2007 p. 97
  3. ^ "Baby Blacks look the business". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. NZPA. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "NZ Juniors world champions". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Blues rugby team profile
  6. ^ "Contract terminated: Peter Saili leaves Blues for France". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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