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Deacon Manu
Fiji
Full name Deacon Tehanakore Manu
Born February 18, 1979, New Plymouth
Current age 35 years 192 days
Major teams Chiefs, New Zealand Maori, Scarlets, Fiji
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 260 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2012 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 1 25.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.33

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Test debut Scotland v Fiji at Murrayfield, Nov 14, 2009 match details
Last Test Ireland XV v Fiji at Limerick, Nov 17, 2012 match details
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Deacon Manu is a veteran prop who was born and raised in New Zealand but would go on to captain Fiji.

Manu grew up in Taranaki but it was with Waikato that he made his name as a front-row of real promise, eventually earning himself a deal with the Chiefs. He made his Super Rugby debut in the opening round of the 2011 campaign and ultimately spent five years playing for the Chiefs before eventually leaving to join the Scarlets in 2006.

Manu proved an instant hit in Llanell and buoyed by his good form he made it known to Fiji's selectors ahead of the 2007 World Cup campaign that he was eligible for selection through his mother, even though he had represented New Zealand at under-age level as well as lining out for New Zealand Maori in their 2005 clash with the British & Irish Lions.

In the end, Manu was overlooked but he was eventually called up by the Fijians two years later and lined out against Scotland in their end-of-year meeting at Murrayfield in November 2009. Manu has been a mainstay of the side ever since and is now poised to skipper his adopted nation in the 2011 World Cup in the land of his birth.

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Oct 17, 2009
The Scarlets front row of Deacon Manu, Matthew Rees and Iestyn Thomas
The Scarlets front row of Deacon Manu, Matthew Rees and Iestyn Thomas
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