Rima Wakarua

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Rima Wakarua
Full name Rima Shane Wakarua-Noema
Date of birth (1976-04-25) April 25, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
GRAN Parma
I Cavalieri
Unione Rugby Prato Sesto


Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994-1999 North Harbour ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003-2006  Italy 11 (99)
Teams coached
Years Team
2012-2016 Unione Rugby Prato Sesto

Rima Wakarua (born 25 March 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an Italian former rugby union footballer and coach. He played for Rugby Club I Cavalieri Prato having previously played for Gran Parma Rugby, at fly-half.


Wakarua is a naturalized Italian, having moved there in 1999, and is born of a New Zealand father and Scottish mother. He was brought into the Italy 2003 Rugby World Cup squad having only played in the second tier of the Italian league and had not even been involved in squad get-togethers. His performance with the boot saw Italy overcome Canada in Canberra. He has 11 caps and has scored 99 points for Italy.


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