Sitiveni Sivivatu
Full name Sitiveni Waica Sivivatu
Date of birth April 19 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Suva, Fiji
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Rugby union career
Position Wing, fullback
All Black No. 1052
Amateur clubs
Te Awamutu Sports
correct as of 2007-06-03.
Provincial/State sides Caps (points)
Counties Manukau
correct as of 2007-04-06.
Super Rugby    
2003-present Chiefs 48 (135)
correct as of 2007-04-06.
National team(s)    
New Zealand
Pacific Islanders
correct as of 2007-06-03.
Other Information
School  attended Wesley College

Sitiveni Waica Sivivatu (born 19 April 1982 in Suva, Fiji) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer, more specifically a wing. He did extremely well in the 2005 Super 12 season playing for the Chiefs, and acquired a starting position in the All Blacks.

Sivivatu moved to New Zealand in his late teens. He attended Wesley College, the school that produced All Blacks great Jonah Lomu. He first played in the NPC with second division side Counties Manukau, eventually moving to the first division with Waikato.

He was first named in a trials squad for All Black selection in 2004, despite the fact that he had not yet completed his required three years of residence to qualify as a New Zealand rugby representative.

Sivivatu was selected for the All Blacks in 2005 and started in all three of the All Blacks Tests against the British and Irish Lions on their 2005 tour of New Zealand, scoring tries in the first two Tests.

Because of his build, his style of play and his Fijian heritage, Sivivatu has been often compared to Fijian winger Rupeni Caucaunibuca.

On 11 April 2007 Sivivatu pleaded guilty to slapping his wife in March 2007.[1] He was discharged without conviction and ordered to pay a fine.[1] On leaving court Sivivatu said "I'm clearly sorry about what I did".[1]

Trivia Edit

Sivivatu made his test debut for the inaugural Pacific Islanders rugby union team against the Australian Wallabies in 2004.This game was granted test status by the IRB and among his teammates were Sione Lauaki who also became an All Black. Sivivatu and fellow All Black wing Joe Rokocoko regard themselves as "cousins" as Sivivatu lived with the Rokocoko family, but they are not actual cousins.[2]

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External linksEdit

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