Savenaca Aria

Savenaca Aria (30 April 1964 – 15 March 2020) was a Fijian rugby union footballer and later a coach. He played as a centre.

Savenaca Aria
Full nameSavenaca Aria
Date of birth(1964-04-30)30 April 1964
Place of birthNawaka, Nadi, Fiji
Date of death15 March 2020(2020-03-15) (aged 55)
Place of deathNawaka, Nadi, Fiji
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
19??–19??
19??–1994
Nawaka
Nadi
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986–1994 Fiji 10 (8)
Teams coached
Years Team
2001
2002 (assistant coach)
Nadi
Fiji

CareerEdit

Aria's first cap for Fiji was during a match against Wales, at Suva, on May 31, 1986. Despite not being part of the 1987 Rugby World Cup roster, four years later, he was called in the 1991 Rugby World Cup roster, playing two matches in the tournament. His last international cap was during a match against Japan, at Ehime, on May 8, 1994.

Coaching careerEdit

Aria coached Nadi in 2001 and, a year later, in 2002, he became the assistant coach for Sanivalati Laulau in the Fiji national rugby union team.

DeathEdit

Aria died on 15 March 2020, at his residence in Nawaka, Nadi, aged 55.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Star Centre, Savenaca Aria, Dies". 2020-03-17. Retrieved 2020-03-17.

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