Stacey Ili rugby player
Stacey Ili rugby player

Stacey Ili

11th May 1991 1.87m/91kg Left Wing

Stacey Ili is a Samoan rugby union player who primarily plays as a midfield back. He was born on May 11, 1991, in New Zealand. Currently, he represents Hawke's Bay in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship (NPC) and the Rebels in Super Rugby.

During his time at Onehunga High School in Auckland, Ili excelled in both rugby union and basketball. In 2012, he joined Auckland Rugby and played sevens for the team. However, he did not make an appearance for the senior XVs side before moving to Australia to join Melbourne Rising, the Melbourne Rebels' National Rugby Championship (NRC) side.

Ili made seven appearances for Melbourne Rising during the 2015 NRC season, scoring tries against North Harbour Rays, Perth Spirit, and Sydney Stars. The team finished third in the regular season and reached the playoffs, with Ili starting in the semi-final match against the UC Vikings.

In 2016, Ili returned to New Zealand and joined Auckland for the provincial season. He started on the wing in the team's opening match against Canterbury. However, his stint with Auckland was cut short when he signed with Irish side Connacht in September 2016. He joined Connacht for the 2016-17 Pro12 season.

Throughout his career, Ili has demonstrated his versatility in the backline. He has played for multiple teams in different competitions, showcasing his skills and adaptability. In his personal life, he has a younger brother named Shea, who is a professional basketball player and has represented New Zealand internationally.

After his time at Connacht, Ili returned to New Zealand and linked up with Hawke's Bay Magpies for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup. His experience and contributions have made him a valuable asset to the teams he has represented.



Untitled (2) Hawke's Bay
Right Wing
2018 - present
image Melbourne Rising
Left Wing
2015 - 2016
ARU-Crest Auckland
Right Wing
2016 - 2017
image Connacht Rugby
Right Wing
2016 - 2018
samoa-rugby-logo Samoa
Left Wing
2018 - 2023
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Outside Centre
2021 - 2024