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Neumi Nanuku (born 20 June 1976 in Rakiraki, in Fiji's Ra Province, is a Fijian rugby union footballer. He plays at full back.

Nanuku is 5 feet 9 (175cm)tall and Weighs 83kg. He grew up in the Rakiraki and he played for Nadroga in the National Provincial Rugby Tournament in Fiji. A member of the 2005 World Cup 7s winning squad, Nanuku stamped his mark as one of the predators of the 2005-06 IRB Sevens World Series.

After coming on in the Wellington Sevens final against South Africa, Nanuku sprinted the length of the pitch to score the winning try in extra-time.

One of Nadroga's heroes of 2004 after the resounding victories in the Telecom Fiji Cup and Sullivan-Farebrother Trophy. Overlooked for the 2004 Colonial Cup, Nanuku still finished the season as top try scorer in Fiji with 12.

Nanuku debuted for Fiji alongside Nadroga team-mates Mosese Volavola, Dale Tonawai and Isoa Neivua, and although his first game against the NZ Divisional XV was less than perfect, he made an improved performance a week later in Lautoka to restore some confidence.

He was then selected into the Fiji sevens team for Dubai and South Africa and later short-listed for IRB sevens Player of the Year.

He would miss the next two Leg of the series due to an injury. Nanuku had a knee operation and this will keep him out of playing at the two tournaments.[1]

  • Test debut: 2005 v Portugal in Lisbon
  • 1 cap (5 games)
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