Faatiga Lemalu rugby player
Faatiga Lemalu rugby player

Faatiga Lemalu

17th Apr 1989 2.01m/115kg No 4 Lock

Born and raised in Auckland, Lemalu was a leading light at De La Salle College in the south of the City. Fa’atiga first played rugby at the age of 11 for East Tamaki local club in South Auckland.

He also represented New Zealand Secondary Schools in 2007. After playing for the amateur club Papatoetoe in 2011-12, Fa’atiga has played professional rugby for Munakata Sanix Blues in Japan (2013-17) and was also named in the Japanese Sunwolves squad which made their first appearance Super Rugby appearance in 2016.


He played briefly for Saracens in 2017 and then for Auckland ahead of a move to Yorkshire Carnegie in 2018, from where he joins the Cornish Pirates.

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.

In November 2018, Lemalu joined Yorkshire Carnegie from New Zealand Mitre 10 Champions Auckland having helped the team to a Premiership victory for the first time since 2007.

At the end of the 2018/19 season he made the move to Cornish Pirates.

June 19

Career

Pirates Logo 250 Cornish Pirates
No 4 Lock
2019 - present
STADE MONTOIS Mont-de-Marsan
No 4 Lock
2012 - 2015
8KKGKgozQMoq-gUxAKoeXxyyKLDRbjLRMhXqdDRHI1o Sunwolves
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2016
saracens Saracens
No 5 Lock
2017 - 2017
samoa-rugby-logo Samoa
No 4 Lock
2012 - 2017
Fuk Munakata Sanix Blues
No 5 Lock
2016 - 2018
ARU-Crest Auckland
No 5 Lock
2018 - 2019
yorkshire Leeds Tykes
No 4 Lock
2018 - 2019