Siva Naulago rugby player
Siva Naulago rugby player

Siva Naulago

6th Aug 1991 1.84m/104kg Right Wing

Siva Naulago, a Fijian-born rugby player, made a significant impact on his return to Rugby Union when he joined Bristol Bears from Super League side Hull FC in August 2020.

The 29-year-old winger showcased his incredible speed and try-scoring ability, scoring seven tries in the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership. One of his standout moments was a sensational long-range effort against London Irish, which was voted The Famous Grouse Try of the Season.

Before transitioning back to union, Naulago had an impressive stint in rugby league, scoring 17 tries in 21 appearances for Hull FC, including a double in the 2020 Super League opener against Leeds Rhinos.

His debut for Hull FC against Wigan Warriors saw him announce himself with two tries, and he continued his strong start with braces in victories over Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos. He also put on a man-of-the-match performance in his Challenge Cup debut against Castleford Tigers.

In addition to his club performances, Naulago has also had guest stints in rugby union. He represented both Bath and Saracens in the Premiership Sevens and had the opportunity to play for the British Army in the Babcock Trophy at Twickenham.

It was during his success in the Sevens format that he caught the attention of Hull FC's head coach, Lee Radford, who offered him a trial and subsequently a one-year deal.

Naulago's journey to professional rugby is remarkable. He moved to the British Isles at the age of 18 to join the armed forces and became a Private in the Yorkshire Regiment.

He served in Cyprus for two years and had a brief deployment to Afghanistan before putting his military responsibilities on hold to pursue his rugby career. The British Army granted him an extended leave, allowing him to take up his contract with Bristol Bears.

With his explosive speed, try-scoring prowess, and unique background as a serving soldier, Siva Naulago has become one of Super League's hottest properties and an exciting addition to the Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby.



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Right Wing
2020 - present