Whether it be for family reasons or an odd publicity stunts – a number of high profile rugby players who changed their names down the years.
Rugby Players Who Changed Their Names:
1. Nemani Nadolo… was Namani Nasiganiyavi
His father, Isei Nasiganiyavi, played rugby for Queensland in the 1980s. However, he changed his name to Nemani Nadolo later as an adult, adopting his mother’s maiden name in 2009 instead of the surname of his father who had left the family home when he was young.
DID YOU KNOW? He is the cousin of Wallabies legend Tevita Kuridrani