Mala

Player Details

Position Centre
Born 10/05/1992
Height 1.87m
Weight 99kg
club  
Province Auckland
Provincial Caps 23
Provincial Points 25 (5t)
Provincial Debut 2012 v Hawkes Bay
Super rugby caps 49
super rugby points 70 (14t)
super rugby debut 2013 v France (Blues)
test RUGBY CAPS 23
Test RUGBY points 40 (8t)
Test RUGBY Debut 2014 v England 

Biography

Malakai Fekitoa burst on to the scene as an 18-year-old at the national Sevens in 2011 where he was selected by Gordon Tietjens as Player of the Tournament. In 2012, Fekitoa debuted for Auckland and played every match of the provincial campaign, scoring three tries. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year - proving himself a ruthless defender as well as a strong runner with the ability to create space for himself and others. He signed with the Highlanders in 2014, making an immediate impression with his evasive and powerful running adding excitement and potency to the team's backline. He was selected to make his debut for the All Blacks against England in June and followed that up with selection for The Rugby Championship and end of year tour and re-selection in 2015 (including the rugby world cup winning sqaud) finishing the international season with 13 Test caps and a four tries to his name. He was awarded the SKY Television Fans' Try of the Year for his memorable solo effort against the Sharks in the 2014 Super Rugby Qualifier in Durban and played an important part of the 2015 Championship winning team playing 16 of the 19 games that season.

What is your first rugby memory?  When I was playing U15, aged 12, I got tackled and dumped to the ground and ended up being out for 6 months injured
Best rugby moment to date? Scoring my first try against the Blues in round 1 of 2014 Super Rugby  
Who is your favourite rugby player? Conrad Smith 
Who is your favourite singer/band?  G Eazy
Favourite food? Sushi when I'm in NZ and Taro or Lu when I'm in Tonga 
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing? League or basketball player...  
Do you have a favourite movie?  Rango
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? It means a lot  being able to perform at the highest level and be part of a team with a great bunch of guys who have the same passion as I do for rugby 

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