Full name Ratu Manoa Seru Vosawai
Born August 12, 1983, Suva
Current age 33 years 261 days
Major teams Benetton Treviso, Cardiff Blues, Italy A, Overmach Parma, Italy
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 251 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2007||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||66.66|
|Test debut||Italy v Japan at Saint Vincent Aosta, Aug 18, 2007 match details|
|Last Test||Japan v Italy at Tokyo, Jun 21, 2014 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Manoa Vosawai is a dynamic Fijian-born back-row who has been capped eight times by Italy. The then Parma player made his Azzurri debut in the 2007 World Cup warm-up clash against Japan and he did enough in that encounter and the subsequent clash with Ireland to secure himself a seat on the plane to France. He made three appearances during the tournament, including a start at No.8 against Portugal.
However, his next outing for the Azzurri did not come until the 2010 Six Nations clash with Wales. Vosawai was handed a start in the summer Test against South Africa, though, before again featuring against Wales as a replacement in the following year's Championship on the back of a number of eye-catching appearances for new side Treviso. In May of 2011 he was called up for Italy's two-day Rugby World Cup training camp in Cesena.