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David Raikuna




All Blacks Sevens (2011 - present)
North Harbour (2010 - present)
Counties Manukau Steelers (2008,2009)
Chiefs Development squad (2009,2010)


The Fijian born speedster debuted for the All Blacks Sevens in 2011 and his quick turn of pace has been a huge bonus for the team in 2013. Injury has limited his appearances, but his recall to the side for the London Sevens allowed him to cap off the season in fine style. He’s another of Titch’s team that boasts valuable skills in both forms of the game, playing provincial rugby for North Harbour and a season for Super Rugby side the Blues.


Favourites:

Rugby ground: Westpac Stadium
Rugby player and why: Richie McCaw, leadership role, consistency and leads by example
Food: Fish with coconut milk
Actor/Actress: Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise
Movie: Fire Proof, Passion of Christ
Book/Magazine: Holy Bible
Singer/Band/Music type: Gospel Songs, Mariah Carey, Hillsong
Holiday destination: Fiji, Cook Islands
Non-rugby sports team: FC Barcelona and Roger Federer

Earliest rugby memories: Playing back at school at 16 for my school team
I hate it when…. I get injured
I can’t live without….. My bible
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be…. A teacher

Player
Position:
Utility Back
Born:
18/08/1987
Physical:
1.82m, 97kg
Test Points:
0
Provincial Team:
North Harbour