An exciting young talent, Saili is a genuine threat to opposition defence. In 2011 he played for the New Zealand Under-20 team and made his provincial debut. A member of the Blues wider training group in 2012 Saili made his Super Rugby debut later that season. Saili started his professional rugby career in 2011, with a start in the NPC for Auckland. In 2012 he commenced playing for the Blues in a match against the Stormers. In 2013, Saili was named a member of the All Blacks.