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Seta Tamanivalu

Electrifying midfield back Seta Tamanivalu earned All Blacks selection for the first time in 2016 following an impressive Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs.


The versatile Fiji-born player – who can cover outside and midfield back positions - has become a key player for the Chiefs since making his debut in 2015. In the midfield, Tamanivalu is renowned for his blockbusting runs but is equally at home on the wing as a proven finisher. 

Tamanivalu's made three Test appearances for the All Blacks in 2016 but wasn't required in 2017 with the All Blacks inundated with mid-field talent.


•    Tamanivalu won the ITM Cup Player of the Year Award in 2014 after a thrilling season for Taranaki, which helped the amber-and-blacks claim the Premiership. He played every game, switching from right wing to centre to second five-eighth, and scored seven tries.
•    Tamanivalu played First XV rugby for St Kentigern’s in Auckland before heading to the Spotswood United club in Taranaki in 2012.
•    Born in Fiji and educated at Lelean Memorial School before joining St Kents, Tamanivalu is a former Fijian Under 18 rugby league player.

Player
Position:
Centre
Born:
23/01/1992
Physical:
1.89m, 104kg
Test Debut:
V Wales in Auckland 11 June 2016
Test Points:
0
Caps:
3
Provincial Debut:
2012 v Hawke’s Bay in New Plymouth
Provincial Caps:
32
Provincial Points:
70 (10t)
Super Rugby Team:
Chiefs
Super Rugby Debut:
2015 v Brumbies in New Plymouth
Super Rugby Caps:
18

Test Match record

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2016 
11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21 (+)
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (+)
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9 (+)