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Isa Nacewa
Fiji
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Full name Isikeli Kurimavua Nacewa
Born July 22, 1982, Auckland
Current age 32 years 72 days
Major teams Aironi, Barbarians, Blues, Edinburgh, Leinster, Fiji
Position Fullback, Fly-half
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 200 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2003-2003 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2003 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

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Only Test Fiji v Scotland at Sydney, Nov 1, 2003 match details
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Born in New Zealand, Nacewa began playing rugby at the age of five and first gained provincial selection age 20.

At the 2003 World Cup, a 21-year-old Nacewa was called into the Fiji squad and spent two minutes on the field and reportedly had no idea this would render him ineligible to ever play for New Zealand. He made his Blues debut in 2005 against the Highlanders and went on to earn 44 Super Rugby caps while also making 54 provincial appearances for Auckland. In 2007, Nacewa was voted the Player of the Tournament after guiding his Auckland team to the Air New Zealand Cup title.

Nacewa has also proved to be equally capable of playing at fly-half as he is at centre, wing and fullback. He joined Leinster on a two-year-deal in 2008 and was a key player in their Heineken Cup success in 2009.

In 2010 he signed a new three year deal with the province and was rewarded for a stand out season the following year with the Irish Rugby Union Players' Association Players' Player of the Year - becoming the first overseas player to claim the honour.

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May 17, 2013
Leinster's Jonathan Sexton and Isa Nacewa show off the Amlin Challenge Cup
Leinster's Jonathan Sexton and Isa Nacewa show off the Amlin Challenge Cup
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Dec 9, 2012
Leinster's Isa Nacewa claims a high ball
Leinster's Isa Nacewa claims a high ball
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Oct 20, 2012
Leinster's Isa Nacewa holds of Liam Williams
Leinster's Isa Nacewa holds of Liam Williams
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Oct 20, 2012
Leinster's Isa Nacewa prepares to ground the ball despite George North's efforts
Leinster's Isa Nacewa prepares to ground the ball despite George North's efforts
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