Alando Soakai

With Josh Blackie, Soakai was an outstanding loose forward for Otago in the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup. He's developed rapidly since making his Otago debut in 2005. Also an accomplished Sevens player he won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Career notes Otago NPC (2005) Southland NPC (2004) Highlanders Development (2004) Otago Colts (2003) Otago Under 19 (2002) Alando’s favourites Favourite hobbies: Spending time with mates, playing volleyball and table tennis Favourite rugby ground: Carisbrook (Dunedin) Favourite player: Zinzan Brooke because of the leadership skills – he was a leader, not a follower Favourite food: Pa’ashas Kebabs (Dunedin) Favourite actor/actress: Daniel Day-Lewis, Mel Gibson Favourite movie: The Last of the Mohicans, Walk in the Clouds, Bad Boys 1 and 2 Favourite book: Richard Branson (autobiography) Favourite music: UB40, reggae, R&B, slow jams and Bob Marley Favourite non-rugby sports team: South Pacific Raiders (league) Favourite holiday destination: Tonga Who would you like to meet? Michael Jordan for his never-say-die attitude and leadership Earliest rugby memories: Playing rugby as an eight-year-old with sports shoes because I had no boots I hate it when… I lose my EFTPOS card I can’t live without… my diary If I wasn’t playing rugby I would be… a physical education teacher

Loose Forward
1.83m, 103kg
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Career Comments

  • Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps: 30 Provincial Points: 15 (3t) Provincial Debut: 2004 v Northland (Southland) Super 14 Caps: None