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Alesana Tuilagi
Samoa
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Full name Alesana Tiafau Tuilagi
Born February 24, 1981, Fatausi-Fogapoa, Western Samoa
Current age 33 years 241 days
Major teams Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons, Pacific Islanders, Samoa
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 266 lb
Relations Brother - AF Tuilagi, Brother - EM Tuilagi

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2013 30 27 3 85 17 0 0 0 14 16 0 46.66
Samoa 2002-2013 29 27 2 85 17 0 0 0 14 15 0 48.27
Pacific Islanders 2006-2006 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 8 8 0 20 4 0 0 0 3 5 0 37.50

Career statistics
Test debut Fiji v Samoa at Nadi, Jun 22, 2002 match details
Last Test South Africa v Samoa at Pretoria, Jun 22, 2013 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2004-2014 113 86 27 230 46 0 0 0 75 33 5 68.58
Leicester Tigers 2004-2012 109 85 24 230 46 0 0 0 75 29 5 71.10
Newcastle Falcons 2014-2014 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Profile

Alesana Tuilagi is a Samoan international who plays for Leicester Tigers and, because of his awesome mix of pace and power, is regarded as one of the most dangerous backs in the Aviva Premiership.

Tuilagi joined Leicester in 2004 after a spell in Italy with Rugby Parma and made his Tigers debut against Leeds in September 2004. The powerfully-built winger established himself as a focal point of Leicester's attack in the second half of the 2006/2007 season, scoring eight tries in eight league starts, including a brace during a man of the match-winning display against Gloucester in the Premiership final. Tuilagi has been a mainstay of the Tigers back-line ever since and has already broken through the 150-point mark as a Leicester player.

He made his international debut for Samoa in a 2003 World Cup qualifier against Fiji in June 2002, and went on to play in the 2007 World Cup, alongside his brothers Henry and Anitilea, and has also represented the Pacific Islanders team. His greatest moment in international rugby, though, came in July 2011 when he scored the opening try in his side's sensational 32-23 victory over Australia in Sydney.

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Mar 27, 2014
Alesana Tuilagi carries forward in the Hong Kong Tens
Alesana Tuilagi carries forward in the Hong Kong Tens
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May 26, 2012
Leicester's Alesana Tuilagi is tackled by Harlequins Maurie Fa'asavalu
Leicester's Alesana Tuilagi is tackled by Harlequins Maurie Fa'asavalu
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May 12, 2012
Leicester's Alesana Tuilagi celebrates a try
Leicester's Alesana Tuilagi celebrates a try
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May 5, 2012
Alesana Tuilagi tears through the Bath defence
Alesana Tuilagi tears through the Bath defence
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