Simaika Mikaele

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Simaika Mikaele
Date of birth (1978-05-09) May 9, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Samoa
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 - Present  Samoa 10 ((0))
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Simaika Mikaele (born 9 May 1978) is a rugby union player in the Samoa Sevens team.[1] He is one of the world's best Seven's rugby players and has represented Samoa since 2001.[2]

Mikaele is from Vailele on the island of Upolu in Samoa. Other team players from Vailele include Mikaele Pesamino.

Samoa sevens[edit]

The Samoa Sevens team represent Samoa internationally in rugby sevens,[3] a competitive sports tournament titled the IRB Sevens World Series which takes place annually in seven countries; United Arab Emirates, South Africa, New Zealand, United States, Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland.[citation needed]

"Flop"[edit]

Simaika was seen in a display quoted as "one of the worst sporting dives you are likely to see." [4] The video can be seen in the links below. The 'flop' was intended, and received as a joke. Simaika is known to joke during games (as in the video - none of the "punches" land or were even intended to). Joking during games is typical of Southern Island rugby.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Simaika Mikaele player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Simaika is half Tongan, his grandmother Hepi Fe'aomoeata from Taoa and Neiafu Vava'u,Tongatapu. "Simaika Mikaele" Check |url= value (help). Samoa Rugby Union official site. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Samoa win Hong Kong Sevens". Times LIVE. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Simaika Mikaele Flop independent.ie

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