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James So'oialo (born 2 March 1989) is a Samoan rugby union player. He currently plays as a fly-half for Horowhenua Kapiti in the Heartland Championship.[1] He made his international debut in 2011 when he was part of the Samoan team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup where he played in one match.[2][3] He signed for Irish provincial rugby team Connacht for the 2013/2014 season.[4] On 26 October, after only having arrived in late September, Connacht released So'oialo from his contract on 'compassionate grounds', and he returned to New Zealand.[5] He was included in the Melbourne Rising squad for the NRC 2019 season as a fly half.

James So'oialo
Date of birth (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight95 kg (15.0 st; 209 lb)
Notable relative(s)Steven So'oialo (brother)
Rodney So'oialo (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–12
2012–13
2013
2014–15
2016–
Castres
Pays d'Aix
Connacht
Wellington
Buller
6
8
2
2
2
(0)
(58)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 9 September 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Samoa 7 (78)
Correct as of 23 June 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "James So'oialo". Buller Rugby Union. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Samoa take Islander bragging rights". ESPN. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "James So'oailo released by Connacht on compassionate grounds". Irish Independent. 26 October 2013.

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