Alesana Tuilagi
Samoa
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Full name Alesana Tiafau Tuilagi
Born February 24, 1981, Fatausi-Fogapoa, Western Samoa
Current age 34 years 161 days
Major teams Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons, Pacific Islanders, Samoa
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 266 lb
Relations Brother - AF Tuilagi, Brother - EM Tuilagi

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2015 34 31 3 90 18 0 0 0 16 17 1 48.52
Samoa 2002-2015 33 31 2 90 18 0 0 0 16 16 1 50.00
Pacific Islanders 2006-2006 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 8 8 0 20 4 0 0 0 3 5 0 37.50

Career statistics
Test debut Fiji v Samoa at Nadi, Jun 22, 2002 match details
Last Test Canada v Samoa at Toronto, Jul 29, 2015 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2004-2015 124 95 29 240 48 0 0 0 78 41 5 64.91
Leicester Tigers 2004-2012 109 85 24 230 46 0 0 0 75 29 5 71.10
Newcastle Falcons 2014-2015 15 10 5 10 2 0 0 0 3 12 0 20.00
Profile

Alesana Tuilagi is a Samoan international who plays for Leicester Tigers and, because of his awesome mix of pace and power, is regarded as one of the most dangerous backs in the Aviva Premiership.

Tuilagi joined Leicester in 2004 after a spell in Italy with Rugby Parma and made his Tigers debut against Leeds in September 2004. The powerfully-built winger established himself as a focal point of Leicester's attack in the second half of the 2006/2007 season, scoring eight tries in eight league starts, including a brace during a man of the match-winning display against Gloucester in the Premiership final. Tuilagi has been a mainstay of the Tigers back-line ever since and has already broken through the 150-point mark as a Leicester player.

He made his international debut for Samoa in a 2003 World Cup qualifier against Fiji in June 2002, and went on to play in the 2007 World Cup, alongside his brothers Henry and Anitilea, and has also represented the Pacific Islanders team. His greatest moment in international rugby, though, came in July 2011 when he scored the opening try in his side's sensational 32-23 victory over Australia in Sydney.

Latest Articles
All Blacks make history with Test victory in Samoa (Jul 8, 2015) Manu: Andy is the best Tuilagi (Oct 24, 2014) Newcastle Falcons sign Tuilagi brothers (May 8, 2014) Samoa claim historic first victory over Scotland (Jun 8, 2013) Alesana Tuilagi returns for Samoa (Jun 6, 2013) Alesana Tuilagi news and articles (43) »
Latest Photos
Dec 20, 2014
Newcastle's Alesana Tuilagi brushes off Marland Yarde
Newcastle's Alesana Tuilagi brushes off Marland Yarde
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Dec 20, 2014
Alesana Tuilagi scores Newcastle's first try
Alesana Tuilagi scores Newcastle's first try
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Dec 20, 2014
Newcastle's Alesana Tuilagi crashes over
Newcastle's Alesana Tuilagi crashes over
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Mar 27, 2014
Alesana Tuilagi carries forward in the Hong Kong Tens
Alesana Tuilagi carries forward in the Hong Kong Tens
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