Sosene Anesi possesses great speed and ball skills and can play at both wing and fullback. He comes into his third season with the Chiefs, after making his All Blacks debut in 2005 against Fiji. Anesi was then selected for the Junior All Blacks tour of Australia, playing in two of the tour matches. The Samoan-born back is a former New Zealand and Samoan Sevens representative. Anesi was named the Waikato Representative Player of the Year at his province's annual rugby awards ceremony in 2006 as well as being a member of the Junior All Blacks squad last year and also received a gold medal as a member of the New Zealand Sevens team at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He is also a former Waikato Secondary Schools representative (2000), and Waikato Colts representative (2001). New Zealand Representative Teams New Zealand Sevens in 2004, 2006 Junior All Blacks in 2005 All Blacks in 2005 Career Notes • His six Rebel Sport Super 12 tries were the second-most for the Chiefs in 2005; his four in the 2006 Super 14 tied him for second on the team. • Played the two internationals against Australia A on the Junior All Blacks tour to Australia, both at fullback. • Has missed just one game for Waikato since first selected, and played in every match for the Chiefs in his first season in 2005.
2005 v Fiji at Albany
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Test match Record by Year 2005 Nov 27 v Fiji at Albany 91-0 (+) Career Notes: New Zealand Sevens (2004) Waikato (2003, 2004) Waikato Sevens (2004) Waikato Colts (2001) Waikato Secondary Schools (2000) Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 45 Provincial Points 95 (19t) Provincial Debut 2003 v Bay of Plenty Super 14 Caps 23 Super 14 Points 50 (10t) Super 14 Debut 2005 v Waratahs