Epalahame Faiva

Epalahame Faiva

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  • Position: Hooker
  • Born: 09/05/94
  • Height: 181
  • Weight: 108
  • Blues Debut: 2017 v Rebels
  • Blues Caps: 4

Young Auckland hooker who learned the game at Wesley College, gaining selection to the NZ U20 side (2013 and 2014). He played for the Eden Ruby Club as a youth before trying his hand at rugby league. During his time at Wesley College he was selected for several age rep teams at Counties Manukau before making the decision to join friends at the Waikato Academy. 

He got a trial for the Waikato U-20 side and from there to the NZ Under-20 and ultimately back to back world championships. He made his debut for Waikato in 2013 in their Ranfurly Shield defence against Horowhenua-Kapiti, and has played 35 times for the union including starting every game in their 2016 campaign.