Lolo Lui (born 4 January 1982)[1] is a Samoan rugby union player. He captained the Samoa Sevens team which won the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series.[2]

Lolo Lui
Date of birth (1982-01-04) 4 January 1982 (age 41)
Place of birthApia, Samoa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight13 st 5 lb (85 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) First-Five/Fullback
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004-2012 Samoa 25 (36)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
Samoa 7s

Lui was born and raised in Moata'a, the same village as former All Blacks star Michael Jones and many other famous Samoan rugby players, such as Taufusi Salesa, Lolani Koko, and Alefaio Vaisuai.[3]

Lui first made an appearance in national colours in the National Under 18 World Rugby Championship held in Chile in 1999. He also represented Manu Samoa at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.[4]

A sevens specialist, Lui made his name on the sevens circuit and was a surprise selection ahead of Tanner Vili. However, he was not given much chance in the competition as Eliota Fuimaono was preferred out of position at fly half against pool A giants England and South Africa, and the reliable presence of Loki Crichton was thought to be needed to provide wins against Tonga and the USA. He plays his club rugby for Samoan side Moata'a apart from a six-month stint with the Leonessa Rugby Club in Italy in 2006.


  1. ^ Lolo Lui player profile
  2. ^ "Heroes' welcome for Samoa sevens team". New Zealand Herald. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ "TMO Marist 7s Flag Day Tournament — last hurrah". Samoa News. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Rugby: Savaii clubs ignored in Samoa World Cup selection". New Zealand Herald. 15 August 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2021.