Gloucester and Samoan centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu was one of the stars of last season’s Aviva Premiership bringing a swagger and a style that lit up Kingsholm throughout a great season for the Cherry and Whites. But there is far more to Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu than the man you see on the field. He is, it is safe to say, one of the great characters of the English game and here we take a look at the man who has been taken to the hearts of fans across England.

Who: Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

DOB 31st Oct 1980
Birthplace Apia, Samoa
Height 1.85 m (6′ 1″)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Club Gloucester
Honours Samoa (17 caps)

Fun Fact: A firm believer of life after rugby, Eliota is actually a trained Soliciter.

Say What?! A prolific tweeter – @Eliota_Sapolu “From Bath England to Manurewa New Zealand. From spot the Brown to spot the White. Wish my Gloucester boys could experience this #worldsapart

The first of the two videos includes his windmill dummy for Gloucester against the Dragons, Gloucester’s LV= Cup final win over Newcastle, against Wasps in the Aviva Premiership

Not to mention his ‘header’ try playing for Auckland University a few years ago.

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