Tui Kamikamica

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Tui Kamikamica
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Personal information
Full name Erevonu Tuicaumatalevu Kamikamica[1]
Born (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 24)
Fiji
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Lock, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017– Melbourne Storm 2 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–17 Fiji 8 0 0 0 0
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [2][3]

Erevonu Tuicaumatalevu "Tui" Kamikamica (born 18 May 1994) is a Fijian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League. A Fijian national representative, Kamikamica primarily plays at prop.

Early life

Raised in the village of Somosomo on the Fijian island of Taveuni,[4] Kamikami played rugby union and attended Queen Victoria School in his youth. He was scouted by the Parramatta Eels while playing for the Fijian Schoolboys rugby union team in late 2012.[5]

Playing career

Kamikamica moved to Australia to play rugby league for the Eels' NYC team in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he played for the Wentworthville Magpies, a feeder team to the Eels, in the New South Wales Cup before signing to play rugby union with the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship later that year.[5]

2016

In 2016, Kamikamica returned to rugby league with the Sunshine Coast Falcons, a feeder team to the Melbourne Storm, in the Queensland Cup. He made his international debut for Fiji in their match against Papua New Guinea on 7 May. On 27 May, Kamikamica earned a full-time contract with the Storm, lasting until the end of 2018.[6] He spent the remainder of the year playing for the Falcons, and was selected to represent Fiji in their match against Samoa on 8 October.

2017

In 2017, Kamikamica made his NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm in their round 5 match against the Penrith Panthers.[7] On 6 May, he represented Fiji in their match against Tonga. Kamikamica played 2 games for the Storm throughout the season, spending much of the year with the Sunshine Coast Falcons. On 7 October, Kamikamica was named in Fiji's 24-man squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Eels snare another Fijian flyer". parraeels.com.au. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tui Kamikamica". melbournestorm.com.au. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tui Kamikamica - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 
  4. ^ Kamikamica, Tui (9 February 2017). "In my Shoes: Tui Kamikamica". melbournestorm.com.au. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Yole, Bill (19 August 2015). "Tui Kamikamica returns to rugby after stint with Parramatta Eels". Canberra Times. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Storm sign Fijian Falcon". melbournestorm.com.au. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kamikamica makes NRL debut". QRL.com.au. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Fiji Bati World Cup squad announced in Suva". RLWC2017.com. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 

External links

  • Melbourne Storm profile
  • 2017 RLWC profile
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