Fa'atiga Lemalu

Fa'atiga Lemalu
Date of Birth
17/04/1989
Birth Place
Otahuhu
Height
6ft 6"
Weight
255lbs
Position
Lock

Biography

Yorkshire Carnegie strengthened their squad in November 2018 with the capture of Samoan international second row Fa'atiga Lemalu for the remainder of the 2018-19 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Lemalu joins Carnegie from New Zealand Mitre 10 Champions Auckland having helped the team to a Premiership victory for the first time since 2007 and the 17th time in all with a dramatic 40-33 extra time victory over Canterbury at Eden Park.

The 29-year-old has previously played in England with Premiership side Saracens on a short term deal in the 2016-17 season.

He has won 25 caps for Samoa since making his international debut against Tonga in 2012 whilst his last appearance came against England at Twickenham in 2017.

Born and raised in Auckland, Lemalu was a leading light at De La Salle College in the south of the City. He has spent the majority of his career in Japan with the Munakata Sanix Blues in the Japanese ‘Top League’ and latterly with the Sunwolves in Super Rugby.

Match Summary

Date Opposition Pos Mins Tries Conv DG Pen Pts
17/11/2018 Coventry 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
24/11/2018 Doncaster Knights 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
01/12/2018 Doncaster Knights 5 46 0 0 0 0 0
09/12/2018 Nottingham Rugby 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
15/12/2018 Coventry 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
29/12/2018 Doncaster Knights 4 53 0 0 0 0 0
13/01/2019 Cornish Pirates 19 40 0 0 0 0 0
19/01/2019 Richmond 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
27/01/2019 Ealing Trailfinders 4 72 0 0 0 0 0
03/02/2019 Bedford Blues 19 23 0 0 0 0 0
08/02/2019 Nottingham Rugby 5 80 0 0 0 0 0
17/02/2019 Jersey Reds 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
10/03/2019 London Irish 4 80 0 0 0 0 0
23/03/2019 London Scottish 4 70 1 0 0 0 5
31/03/2019 Coventry 5 60 0 0 0 0 0
14/04/2019 Doncaster Knights 19 28 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 112 1032 1 0 0 0 5

Career History

Competition Played Mins Tries Conv DG Pen Pts
RU Championship 10 643 1 0 0 0 5
RFU Championship Cup 6 389 0 0 0 0 0
2018-19 TOTAL 16 1032 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL CAREER 16 1032 1 0 0 0 5

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