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Anthony Fainga'a
Australia
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Full name Anthony S. Fainga'a
Born February 2, 1987, Queanbeyan
Current age 27 years 263 days
Major teams Australia Barbarians, Brumbies, Queensland Country, Reds, Australia
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 202 lb
Relations Brother - SM Fainga'a, Brother - C Fainga'a

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2012 23 9 14 10 2 0 0 0 14 9 0 60.86
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2012 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 16.66
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 6 4 2 10 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 66.66
The Rugby Championship 2010-2012 12 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jul 31, 2010 match details
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Pretoria, Sep 29, 2012 match details
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Profile

Faingaa, along with twin brother Saia, made his first inroads into Super Rugby with the Brumbies. An Australian Schoolboy, Under-19 and Sevens international, his hard-running game developed quickly following a switch to the Reds in 2009. After the departure of Wallaby Berrick Barnes to the Waratahs, Faingaa's tough-tackling became a fixture of the Queensland midfield in 2010, with his power game complementing the razzle-dazzle of fly-half Quade Cooper. He was called up to the Australian Barbarians squad at the end of a strong season, playing against England, and completed his rise with a Test debut off the bench against New Zealand. The following week he made history after being named in the starting line-up along with his brother, the first set of twins since Mark and Glen Ella in 1983 to start a Test for the Wallabies.

Faingaa failed to make an apperance during the 2010 northern hemisphere tour but he was back in the Wallabies set up at the end of the 2011 season. He impressed throughout the Super Rugby campaign and was suitably rewarded by Robbie Deans with a place in the 30-man squad for the World Cup, making six appearances in the tournament after Australia suffered a series of injuries in the backline.

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May 17, 2014
The Rebels' Laurie Weeks tackles the Reds' Anthony Fainga'a
The Rebels' Laurie Weeks tackles the Reds' Anthony Fainga'a
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May 11, 2014
The Reds' James Horwill and Anthony Fainga'a tackle the Crusaders' Johnny McNicholl
The Reds' James Horwill and Anthony Fainga'a tackle the Crusaders' Johnny McNicholl
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May 2, 2014
Lolagi Visinia of the Blues is tackled by Anthony Fainga'a of the Reds
Lolagi Visinia of the Blues is tackled by Anthony Fainga'a of the Reds
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Sep 29, 2012
Try time for South Africa' Bryan Habana
Try time for South Africa' Bryan Habana
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