|Birth name||Saia M. Fainga'a|
|Date of birth||2 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb; 238 lb)|
|School||St Edmund's College, Canberra|
|Notable relative(s)||Vili Fainga'a|
|Rugby union career|
Family and early life
Saia Fainga'a was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, and started playing rugby union at the age of 11 or 12 at the Queanbeyan club. He was a member of the Brumbies Academy from the age of 14 and attended St Edmund's College, Canberra, where he was selected for the Australian Schools team in 2003 and 2004.
Fainga'a made his Super 14 debut in 2006. He was fast-tracked into the Brumbies’ side due to injuries in the squad, and played his first senior match for the Brumbies against the Stormers in Cape Town. Later that year he captained the Australian Under 19s team to win the IRB World Championship in Dubai. Fainga'a went on to earn 27 super rugby caps at the Brumbies from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, Saia and his twin brother Anthony signed on to play with the Queensland Reds for the 2009 season. He made his Test debut for Australia in 2010 against Fiji in Canberra. He played in all 18 matches of the Reds 2011 Super Rugby title-winning season, and was selected alongside his brother Anthony in the Wallabies squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, where Australia took third place.
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