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Sinoti Sinoti

Sinoti Sinoti
Birth nameSinoti To'omaga Sinoti
Date of birth (1985-09-09) 9 September 1985 (age 34)
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb) [1]
Notable relative(s)Jerry Collins (cousin)
SpouseRenata Sinoti
ChildrenKora Sinoti
Occupation(s)professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2009
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013
2013−
Toulon
Castres Olympique
Hawke's Bay
Aironi
Zebre
Wellington
Newcastle Falcons
20
2
12
25
19
1
94
(40)
(0)
(20)
(20)
(15)
(5)
(100)
Correct as of 20 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010− Samoa 9 (5)
Correct as of 25 October 2018

Sinoti Sinoti (born 9 September 1985) is a New Zealand Rugby Union footballer. He currently plays for Newcastle Falcons in Premiership Rugby and for the Samoa national rugby union team.

Club career

Prior to the start of the 2008–09 season Sinoti began his professional career with French club Toulon, playing in the same team as cousin Jerry Collins. Following a two-year spell in France, including a spell with Castres Olympique, he returned to New Zealand, and played for Hawkes' Bay in the National Provincial competition.

In September 2011 he signed a contract to play with Italian team Aironi.[2] Following the demise of Aironi due to financial problems, he joined up with the replacement Italian representatives in the Pro 12 league, Zebre. He left Zebre at the end of the 2012/13 season, and joined Wellington for the 2013 ITM Cup campaign.[3]

On 24 December 2013, Sinoti signed for English side Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership for the 2013-14 season.[4] He quickly became a fan favourite due to his footwork, determination and aggression on the pitch, as well as his friendly and joking manner off the pitch.

In January 2018, he was awarded Try of the Week for his week-13 try against London Irish.[5]

International career

On 30 October 2010 Sinoti made his test debut for Samoa, against Japan.[6]

An injury sustained on international duty saw Sinoti miss the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

In summer 2018, he was recalled to join the Samoa national rugby team that beat Germany to qualify for a place in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

References

  1. ^ [www.espnscrum.com]
  2. ^ [www.rabodirectpro12.com]
  3. ^ [www.stuff.co.nz]
  4. ^ "Newcastle Falcons have signed Samoan winger Sinoti Sinoti from New Zealand side Wellington". Sky Sports. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Citizen Try of the Week - (Round 13 Winner)". YouTube.com.
  6. ^ [www.espnscrum.com]

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