Amasio Valence

Amasio Valence (born 12 May 1979) is a former rugby sevens player. He was born in Nadi, Fiji, but after he first made his break into professional rugby in 2000, he switched allegiances to New Zealand. He was hailed as one of the most promising players in the discipline in recent years. Valence is the only New Zealander to have won three gold medals in rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games; in 1998, 2002 and 2006, a testament to his longevity in the game.[citation needed] He last played for New Zealand in 2008.

Amasio Valence Raoma
Date of birth (1979-05-12) 12 May 1979 (age 42)
Place of birthNadi, Fiji
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
SchoolSacred Heart College
Occupation(s)Professional Sportsman
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flyhalf
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2001–2008 New Zealand 46
Correct as of 02-01-2011

While Valence played rugby, his entire family enjoyed soccer, with his older brother, Nikola Raoma being picked for the national side of Fiji in 2002.


  • Interview on Urbanwire
  • "Valence To Join All Blacks". Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2007.

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