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Kieron T. Fonotia (born 2 February 1988) is a Samoan rugby union footballer who plays as a centre for the Scarlets in the Pro14.[1] His performances at domestic level saw him named in the Crusaders Wider Training Squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[2] He left at the end of the 2016 season and join the Welsh side Ospreys.

Kieron Fonotia
Full nameKieron T. Fonotia
Date of birth (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb; 16 st 7 lb)
SchoolShirley Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
Current team Scarlets
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2016 Tasman 65 (60)
2014–2016 Crusaders 40 (20)
2016–2018 Ospreys 41 (35)
2018– Scarlets 19 (15)
Correct as of 19 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Samoa 9 (5)
Correct as of 14 September 2019

On 16 June 2017, Fonotia made his debut for the Samoa national rugby union team after qualifying for selection through his Grandfather.[3]

He has a little brother named Brydon and their parents are equally proud of both of them.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tasman Makos Player Profiles". Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Investec Super Rugby Wider Training Groups named". 7 December 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Sport: Samoa call-up a "dream come true" for Kieron Fonotia". Radio New Zealand. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Makos Player Profile - Kieron Fonotia". www.mako.nz. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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