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Radike Samo
Australia
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Full name U.Radike Samo
Born July 9, 1976, Nadi
Current age 37 years 289 days
Major teams Brumbies, Reds, Australia
Position Back-row, Lock
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 257 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2012 23 15 8 10 2 0 0 0 16 7 0 69.56
Bledisloe Cup 2004-2012 4 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 25.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 7 5 2 5 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 71.42
The Rugby Championship 2004-2012 9 6 3 5 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 55.55

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Scotland at Melbourne, Jun 13, 2004 match details
Last Test France v Australia at Stade de France, Nov 10, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Radike Samo is an imposing presence at the back of the Reds' scrum and his first-choice position is at No.8. He is known for holding the ball in one hand and using the other to great effect bulldozing his way through opposition defences.

He played for the Fiji U-19s before winning six caps for the Wallabies in 2004. In the summer of 2006 Samo journeyed to the northern hemisphere from the Brumbies - where he had previously played 41 times - to join Stade Francais. After two seasons - and scoring a try on his debut against Clermont - he returned to the Queensland Reds as short-term cover for the injured James Horwill.

After a quite brilliant 2011 season - where he was instrumental in the Reds' victorious campaign - Samo forced his way back into Wallabies reckoning - seven years after his previous cap. He was named in Australia's 30-man squad for the World Cup and played an important role for the Wallabies, even featuring on the wing.

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Bjorn Basson cleared of lifting tackle (May 28, 2013) Reds unleash veteran Samo (May 24, 2013) Horwill to return for Reds but Gill in doubt (Mar 18, 2013) McCalman ruled out for Australia (Nov 26, 2011) Wallabies hoping for injury-free win (Sep 30, 2011) Radike Samo news and articles (21) »
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Sep 29, 2012
Australia's Radike Samo braces for impact
Australia's Radike Samo braces for impact
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Sep 15, 2012
Australia's Radike Samo tackles Argentina's Juan Manuel Leguizamon
Australia's Radike Samo tackles Argentina's Juan Manuel Leguizamon
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Sep 14, 2012
Scott Higginbotham gets to grips with Radike Samo's hair
Scott Higginbotham gets to grips with Radike Samo's hair
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Mar 17, 2012
The Reds' Radike Samo tries to force his way through the Sharks defence
The Reds' Radike Samo tries to force his way through the Sharks defence
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