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Daniel Faleafa

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Name  Daniel Faleafa
Height  1.95 m

Weight  108 kg
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Current team  Northland Rugby Union

Daniel Faleafa Player Profile

Daniel Faleafa (born 13 February 1989 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a professional rugby player for the US Colomiers in the ProD2 professional french competition. His usual position is Flanker.


Early years

Daniel Faleafa attended Mt Roskill Grammar School and Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland. He played for the New Zealand national schoolboy rugby union team in 2007.

Playing career

Daniel Faleafa is a powerful and athletic backrower who is very adept at playing lock due to his brilliant lineout ability. He started off as a member of the Auckland Rugby Academy and in 2009 was a key member of the New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team that won the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship. Daniel joined Northland in on loan in 2009 where he played 1 ITM Cup game before returning to Auckland to make another 2 ITM Cup appearances that same season. Faleafa joined Northland full-time from 2010 and made 15 appearances over the next three seasons.

International career

Faleafa is a former New Zealand representative at Secondary School and Under-20 level. In 2013 he was named to play for Tonga in the 2013 IRB Pacific Nations Cup.


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