Moana Pasifika’s current Niu Rookie of the Year Miracle Faiilagi was one of the revelations of the 2023 season. The young Faiilagi, who hails from the villages of Vailele and Uafato, played for the Lauli’i Lions before joining Moana Pasifika in December last year. A proud son of Samoa, Faiilagi’s debut campaign saw him be selected for the Manu Samoa, making his debut for the national side in the Pacific Nations Cup in 2023. His journey to New Zealand and ascension in Super Rugby Pacific aligns with the vision and purpose of Moana Pasifika, and his inspiring story has been a key reason to why the flanker has been embraced by Moana Pasifika fans around the world. The explosive flanker stormed onto the Super Rugby Pacific scene with a stellar breakout season, and is looking to emulate his form in 2024.
Junior Rugby Clubs: Leifiifi College (Samoa)
Senior Rugby Clubs: Vailele Rugby Club (Samoa) / Laulii Lions (Samoa)
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