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Seru's Career Highlights

Full name               Ratu Seru Rabeni

Date of birth           27 December 1978

Place of birth          Bua, Fiji

Date of death         15 March 2016 (aged 37)

Height                  1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

Weight                 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)

School                  Nadi District, Ratu Kadavulevu Lautoka Teachers College             

University              Otago University, New Zealand

Notable relative(s)   Rupeni Caucaunibuca (cousin)

PLAYING CAREER

Position                Centre, Wing

Professional / Senior Clubs

Years                   Club / Team       Caps (points)

1998–1999              Lautoka

2000                        Suva

2001                        Otago Highlanders    

2002                        Otago Highlanders     7        (5)

2003                        Naitasiri

2004                        Otago Highlanders     2        (0)

2004–2009              Leicester                   63      (90)

2009–2010              Leeds                      19        (5)

2010–2012              La Rochelle               41      (15)

2012-2013               Mont-de-Marsan         9         (0)

 

Super Rugby

Years                        Club / Team       Caps (points)

2003–04                   Highlanders             11     (15)

 

National team(s)

Years                        Club / Team       Caps (points)

2000–2011               Fiji                           30     (10)

2004–2008               Pacific Islanders          9       (19)

 

Sevens National Teams

Years                        Club / Team              Comps

1998-2002                Fiji                           13

International Teams

2011 Barbarians

2012 Asia Pacific Barbarians

2015 Hong Kong Rugby 10s

HIGHLIGHTS

 

#12 (Fiji Flying 15s) or #13 (Fiji Flying 15s) or #14 (Fiji Flying 15s & Leicester Tigers)

Debut for Fiji in Dubai 7s 1998, HK 7s 1999 & 2000 and 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester

Represented Fiji Flying 15s in 2003 & 2007 World Cups with his first and last test appearances against Japan (Tokyo 2002 & Lautoka 2011)

Earned 30 caps for Fiji scoring 10 points

Landed contract in Super Rugby with Otago Highlanders 2003 & 2004 seasons

Represented Pacific Islanders from 2004 to 2008 playing 9 Tests

Scored 18 tries in 63 club appearances for Leicester Tigers winning the League & Anglo-Welsh Cup Double 2006-07 & 2nd Premiership Title 2008-09

Voted into Leeds Carnegie Premiership Team of the Season 2009-10

Played for French Club La Rochelle named in a multi-national Top14 Dream Team alongside Toulon’s Johnny Wilkinson end 2010

Played in the Barbarians 2011 & Asia Pacific Barbarians 2012

Last professional rugby signing with France’s Stade Montois promoted to Top 14 in 2012-13 season

Last professional appearance at 2015 Rugby 10s in Hong Kong with Hong Kong Scottish Exiles reaching the Cup Semi-Finals

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