12 Samoans who lit up the Gallagher Premiership

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

Fuimaono-Sapolu moved to England in January 2006, signed by Bath Rugby after outstanding performances in the internationals against Scotland (his international debut) and England. He had initially been signed as a temporary replacement to cover for the players playing in the Six Nations Championship but soon his contract was made permanent. He then had a stint at Gloucester as well.

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Tani Fuga

Tani joined Quins in 2000 and made his debut as a replacement against London Wasps on 9 September that year before going on to make well over 100 appearances in a decade stint at the club. He retired from playing after a benefit year organised at Harlequins in 2010 and returned to New Zealand.

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James Johnston

The powerful tighthead prop, who was renowned as one the games fiercest scrummagers,  played club rugby for Wasps, Harlequins, Saracens and Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, making well over 100 combined appearances.

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Alesana Tuilagi

Well known for his time with Leicester and Newcastle, Tuilagi was an incredibly strong player, using his blend of pace and power to good effect. The big Samoan was simply unstoppable at his best.

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