Napolioni Nalaga
Napolioni Nalaga

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Name: Napolioni Nalaga
Occupation: Rugby Player
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 7, 1986
Age: 36
Country: Fiji
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Napolioni Nalaga

Napolioni Nalaga was born on April 7, 1986 in Fiji (36 years old). Napolioni Nalaga is a Rugby Player, zodiac sign: Aries. Find out Napolioni Nalaganet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He was named the French Top 14 Player of the Year in 2009 and was included on the French Dream Team.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

Undisclosed

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He played for the Fiji under-19 squad.

Biography Timeline

2008

In 2008, he was selected in the Pacific Islanders 2008 tour to Britain and Ireland. He was selected to play against France on 15 November 2008 where he made a late, high tackle that resulted in a serious injury to French scrum-half, Jean-Baptiste Elissalde and was subsequently given a red card and expelled from the game. He was banned by the IRB judiciary for 22 days. He made a comeback for Clermont on 13 December in the Heineken Cup against Munster after his ban expired. and is the top try-scorer in the Top 14 with 13 tries. He has also been selected to be part of the Fiji sevens team to the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai. He ended the 2008–09 Top 14 season as the top try scorer scoring 21 tries in 19 appearances breaking the record he set last year by 2 tries. In October 2009, he was named the French Top 14 player of the year for the 2008/2009 season and was also included in the French Dream team, the last Fijian to win that award was Rupeni Caucau in 2006

2011

In early 2011, he did not return to his club for the second half of the Top 14 due to some family issues surrounding his wedding. He was given time to return to the club but in March 2011, his contract with Clermont was terminated as Nalaga was unable to guarantee if he would return to France or not.

After being unheard for in months, he was spotted at a local rugby tournament in Fiji in May 2011 for Nadroga in the Digicel Cup. His prowess and form saw him getting a call-up to the Fiji national team to prepare for the 2011 IRB Pacific Nations Cup. After passing the trials, he was included in the expanded Fiji team to prepare for the PNC and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He ended up with just one try at the Rugby World Cup, just like his father in the 1987 RWC.

In September 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Australian Super rugby side, Western Force for the 2012 Super Rugby season. He finished the Super rugby season with 2 tries in 11 appearances.

2012

In April 2012, he signed a 3-year contract to return to his former club Clermont after the end of the super rugby season.

2013

On 13 April 2013, Nalaga had played 25 games for Clermont in both the 2012–13 Top 14 season and the 2012–13 Heineken Cup leading the try-scoring tally in both with 13 and 6 tries respectively. Since his return, he has scored 19 tries in 25 games taking his overall tally to 80 tries in 115 games for Clermont.

In December 2013, he scored a try in 18 seconds in the 2013–14 Heineken Cup making it the fastest try ever in the 1844 match, 18-year history of the Heineken Cup. He finished the season with 5 tries and is the 10th most highest try scorer in Heineken Cup history with 23 tries.

2014

On 11 July 2014, he married his Longtime sweetheart Neomai Baleisuva at his hometown and village Nasama in Sigatoka, the mother of his three kids.

In October 2014, he scored twice in the European Rugby Champions against Sale Sharks to take his record to 25 tries in 32 ERC games joining the 'Elite 25 Try' club.

In December 2014, he signed a three-year contract with another French Top 14 side, Toulon worth FJD$70,000 a month but in May 2015, Toulon turned back on their deal citing Joshua Tuisova's form and a four-year contract extension made them re-think their decision allowing Pierre Mignoni (current Toulon backs coach but signed as the Head coach for Lyon for next season) to sign Nalaga to join the now-relegated Lyon OU next season.

2017

On June 2, 2017, he signed a contract with newly promoted Premiership Rugby side, London Irish after his 2-year contract with Lyon expired.

Family Life

Napolioni's father also played on the Fiji national team.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Napolioni Nalaga is 36 years, 9 months and 22 days old. Napolioni Nalaga will celebrate 37th birthday on a Friday 7th of April 2023. Below we countdown to Napolioni Nalaga upcoming birthday.

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