Peni Ravai Kovekalou rugby player
Peni Ravai Kovekalou rugby player

Peni Ravai Kovekalou

16th Jun 1990 1.85m/118kg Loosehead Prop

Peni Ravai Kovekalou attended Ratu Kadavulevu School where he grew up playing rugby in the backline playing wing and centre

He made his international 7's debut at the 2013 USA Sevens. He is also Fiji's first international prop to play international 7's rugby for Fiji. Peni Ravai made the switch from 7's to XV's, before making his debut for Fiji in the 2013 November Internationals, against Romania.

In August 2014, he was signed by Greater Sydney Rams to join the newly created, National Rugby Championship in Australia. He made his debut at hooker for the RAMS in October.

In May 2015, he was named in the Fiji Warriors team to tour Uruguay in the 2015 mid-year rugby union internationals.

Kovekalou has since gone on to secure a spot in Fiji's squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

In May 2016, he captained the Fiji Warriors side to a 2 match win against the Uruguay national team during the 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals.

The same month he was signed by the Woodlands Rugby Club and would be in the hunt to make the Southland Stags side for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup.

Ravai attracted some attention in France and signed for Pro D2 side Aurillac where he scored 3 tries in 12 appearances.

He was named in the Fiji team for the 2017 mid-year rugby union internationals as well as the 2017 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup.

He signed a deal with Bordeaux Begles to join the Top 14 side for the 2017/18 season

On 23 May 2020, Ravai signs for Top 14 rivals Clermont Auvergne ahead of the 2020-21 season.

S.C April 2023

He then signed for the Reds on a 1 year contract for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season


fidji Fiji
Loosehead Prop
2013 - present
reds Queensland Reds
Loosehead Prop
2023 - present
image Greater Sydney Rams
2014 - 2015
Loosehead Prop
2016 - 2017
Untitled (6) Aurillac
Loosehead Prop
2017 - 2017
ub Union Bordeaux Begles
Loosehead Prop
2017 - 2020
image (3) Clermont Auvergne
Loosehead Prop
2020 - 2022