Full name Rupeni Nasiga
Born October 8, 1985, Sigatoka
Current age 29 years 17 days
Major teams Fiji
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 229 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2011-2011||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00|
|Test debut||Tonga v Fiji at Nuku A'lofa, Jul 5, 2008 match details|
|Last Test||Fiji v Cook Islands at Suva, Jun 28, 2014 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Rupeni Nasiga is a versatile Fijian lock who can also play at flanker or No.8.
Nasiga made his international debut as a 22-year-old in June 2008, coming on as a replacement in a defeat by Tonga. However, it would be just under two years before he was called upon again, Nasiga's exile ended when he was sprung from the bench in Fiji's defeat by Australia in Canberra in June 2010.
He made his first start the following weekend, in the Pacific Nations Cup clash with Japan. Nasiga was not included in his country's end-of-year tour of Europe but he forced his way back into the reckoning for a place in the World Cup by collecting starts against Samoa and then New Zealand in July 2011.