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Rita Fatialofa-Patolo MNZM (born 1963) is a Samoan sportsperson who played netball and softball for New Zealand. She played for the New Zealand national netball team, the Silver Ferns, from 1982–1989. While able to play the shooting circle, her specialised position was wing-attack. She retired after the 1989 World Games where New Zealand defeated Australia in the final. Fatialofa-Paloto later coached the Samoan national netball team at the 1991 and 1995 Netball World Championships. In 1999, she was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, and was also included in Netball New Zealand's all-time Dream Team. In softball, she was a member of the team that won the 1982 ISF World Championship in Taipei, defeating the host nation in the final. She is now coaching the Auckland Girls Grammar team 1 netball team.
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- SportingPulse profile
- "New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame profile: Rita Fatialofa". Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- Netball New Zealand. "History of netball in New Zealand". Retrieved 18 March 2010.
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