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Josua Tuisova Ratulevu (born 4 February 1994) is a Fijian rugby union player. A wing or centre, he currently plays for Lyon in France's Top 14.[1] He won a gold medal in sevens as part of the Fiji team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Known for his strong running and physical play, he is nicknamed 'the Bus'.

Josua Tuisova
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Full nameJosua Tuisova Ratulevu
Date of birth (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 25)
Place of birthVotua, Ba, Fiji
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 240 lb)
SchoolRatu Navula College
Notable relative(s)Pio Tuwai (brother)
Filipo Nakosi (half-brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Current team Lyon
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2019
2019–
Toulon
Lyon
113
0
(220)44t
(0)
Correct as of 23 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Fiji 9 (20)
Correct as of 7 September 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2013– Fiji

He began his career in Fiji playing sevens for Westfield Barbarians, captained by his older brother and ex-Fiji sevens player, Pio Tuwai. He made his international sevens debut for Fiji in the 2013 Wellington Sevens[2] against Scotland at rover.[3]

In July 2013, he was signed by French Top 14 club RC Toulonnais (Toulon).[4] He made his debut against Racing Métro 92 in August, and scored his first try against Bayonne.[5] In May 2015, he signed a four-year deal to stay at Toulon.[6]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Josua Tuisova Profile". Itsrugby.fr. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Only the best: Tuisova". Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Bad start for Tuisova – Fiji Times Online". Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ "From Ba to Toulon – Fijisun.com.fj". Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Toulon return to top, Williams yellow-carded on debut". Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  6. ^ "The curious case of Napolioni Nalaga". Planet Rugby. 27 May 2015. Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.

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