Taqele Naiyaravoro rugby player
Taqele Naiyaravoro rugby player

Taqele Naiyaravoro

7th Dec 1991 1.95m/123kg Left Wing

After a stint in rugby league with the Balmain Tigers, Naiyaravoro began his senior union career with the Sydney-based Parramatta Two Blues in the Shute Shield, moving to the Waratahs in 2014.

Standing at 6'5 and 19 stone, the powerful Fijian winger put in some bruising performances for the Waratahs in Super Rugby which lead to him being touted for a possible Wallabies call up through residency.

Naiyaravoro made his Australia debut back in 2015 against the USA in Chicago

Yet in May 2015, it was confirmed that Glasgow Warriors of the PRO12 had signed Naiyaravoro on a long term deal from the Waratahs.

The 2016 Super Rugby season saw him re-sign with the Waratahs and was named in the Waratahs starting side a week later against the Sunwolves.

Naiyaravoro has scored 11 tries in 22 Super Rugby appearances since his debut in 2014.

In February 2018, Naiyaravoro revealed that he will join Northampton Saints for the 2018/19 campaign, following the completion of the Super Rugby season.

125kg Naiyaravoro is widely known in the Southern Hemisphere for his immense ball-carrying ability – but Scottish rugby fans will remember his turn north of the border when he scored nine tries in 22 appearances for Glasgow Warriors during the 2015/16 season.

(Feb 18)

Career

waratahs NSW Waratahs
Left Wing
2014 - present
image Greater Sydney Rams
Left Wing
2014 - present
wild Panasonic Wild Knights
Left Wing
2016 - present
nh-saints Northampton Saints
Left Wing
2018 - present
ultimateRugby World XV
Left Wing
2015 - 2015
glasgow-warriors Glasgow Warriors
Left Wing
2015 - 2016
australia Australia
Left Wing
2015 - 2016
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Right Wing
2016 - 2017