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|Full name||Sosene Raymond Anesi|
|Date of birth||3 June 1981|
|Place of birth||Apia, Samoa|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (198 lb; 14 st 2 lb)|
|School||St John's College|
|Rugby union career|
Anesi came from Samoa to New Zealand in 2000 on a rugby scholarship arranged between St Joseph's College in Apia and St John's College in Hamilton. He made his National Provincial Championship debut for Waikato in 2003. He played for the Chiefs in the Super 14 up until 2007. He made his All Blacks debut from the bench in 2005 against Fiji at Albany, but did not play any further tests. In 2010 and 2011, he played for the Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, in 2012 played for NTT Communications Shining Arcs Japan's Top League and the NSW Shute Shield competition for the Parramatta Two Blues Rugby club. He now plays for RCM MVT Timisoara, 2012 and 2013 SuperLiga Champion from Romania.
2007 neck injury
Anesi fractured his neck in the second round Super 14 match against the Wellington Hurricanes at Waikato Stadium on 9 February 2007. A strong tackle from Hurricanes winger Ma'a Nonu resulted in the injury which rules Anesi out for season 2007. He has a fracture of the C6 vertebra in his neck and a subsequent shift of the C6 and M25 vertebrae. Immediate surgery was not required, but he needed to go through a rehabilitation period. Anesi returned in the second season of the Air New Zealand Cup.
2013 Superliga Champions
Anesi now plays for RCM MVT Timisoara and was a member of the premiership winning team of 2013. Anesi is the first ever All Black and one of the first ever Super Rugby players to play in the SuperLiga. His debut in the Superliga against Farul Constanţa was on July 13, 2013 in Stadionul de Rugby Mihai Naca|Constanța. He was not the only Super Rugby player to debut, with Nathan Eyres-Brown the former Queensland Reds player debuting for Farul Constanţa.
- Waratahs' profile
- Sonesi Injury article @ Rugbyheaven.com.au at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-02-16)
- Sosene Anesi at AllBlacks.com
- "Transfers 2013/14". Therugbyforum.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Sosene Anesi at ESPNscrum
- Sosene Anesi at ItsRugby.co.uk
- Sosene Anesi at European Professional Club Rugby
- Sosene Anesi at Timișoara Saracens website