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Osea Kolinisau, OF (born 17 November 1985) is a Fijian rugby union player who currently plays with the Houston SaberCats of Major League Rugby.

Osea Kolinisau, OF
Osea Kolinisau 2016.jpg
Kolinisau in 2016
Birth nameRatu Osea Ramodi Kolinisau
Date of birth (1985-11-17) 17 November 1985 (age 33)
Place of birthSuva, Fiji
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing / Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Houston SaberCats 21 (35)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008– Fiji sevens 261 (1,131)

Kolinisau debuted for Fiji in the 2008 Dubai Sevens tournament. He captained the first Fiji side to win the Dubai 7s for the 2013–14 Sevens World Series since the Sevens Series began.[1] Winner of HSBC World Series Rugby Sevens 2014–2015 and 2015–2016.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he was the flag bearer for team Fiji. Kolinisau was captain for the Fiji sevens team and led them to the Gold medal and Fiji's first ever medal at an Olympic Games. Fiji won by beating Team Great Britain in the final by 43-7 with Kolinisau scoring the first try. He attended Ratu Sukuna Memorial School which was a start of his rugby career.

Honours and awardsEdit

Gold Medal, Rio Olympics 12 August 2016
  Officer of the Order of Fiji (OF) [2] 22 August 2016

After winning the gold medal and returning to Fiji, he was awarded the Officer of the Order of Fiji.

Kolinisau is depicted on the new commemorative Fiji 7 Dollars banknote.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anasilini Ratuva (December 16, 2013). "A story to tell our children". Fiji Sun. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fiji 7s team receive honorary medals".

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