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Vaea Fifita


From stark poverty and family strife to the summit of professional rugby, this is Vaea Fifita's story.

Jamie Lyall
24 Oct, 2:58

Ex-All Blacks forward Vaea Fifita has been making waves at pre-season training with Wasps since his recent arrival in England.

Liam Heagney
01 Sep, 5:00

The Hurricanes have announced two key contract extensions, including 11-test All Blacks utility forward Vaea Fifita.

Online Editors
09 Oct, 0:56

All Blacks star Vaea Fifita enters the Hurricanes' starting lineup as one of two changes to the side ahead of their Super Rugby Ao…

Online Editors
18 Jun, 22:08

Vaea Fifita's dream of making the All Blacks' 2019 Rugby World Cup squad is in jeopardy after being a late scratch from Wellington…

Online Editors
23 Aug, 19:35

All Blacks loose forward Vaea Fifita is traveling to Perth with the All Blacks for their Bledisloe Cup opener next weekend, despit…

Online Editors
02 Aug, 19:44

Last year Vaea Fifita hurdled clean over a player in a provincial game. On Saturday night he shook the rugby world with a barnstor…

Jamie Wall
11 Sep, 2:43

Tom Parker
09 Sep, 8:47

Early in Vaea Fifita's career there was a question mark over whether he should be a backrower or a winger, and you can see why bas…

Ian Cameron
09 Sep, 6:16

New All Blacks signing Vaea Fifita is set to make his bow for Wasps this weekend in a pre-season friendly against Coventry Rugby.

Sam Smith
03 Sep, 7:54

Vaea Fifita, the 6ft 5in, 111kg Tongan-born player who moved to New Zealand for school, is leaving the Hurricanes for Wasps in Eng…

Liam Heagney
30 Jun, 4:27

Steve Hansen has high hopes for Vaea Fifita and admits his New Zealand side are yet to hit top gear after beating Argentina.

Peter Hanson
Peter Hanson
09 Sep, 8:15

Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita is no stranger to scoring outstanding tries. His latest effort for Wellington was perhaps his…

Online Editors
25 Oct, 0:42

Athletic loose forward Vaea Fifita will make his first appearance for the Wellington Lions on Sunday when they meet defending Mitr…

Online Editors
20 Sep, 22:11

One was culled from the All Blacks ahead of the Bledisloe Cup, and the other has been released to prove his worth for Wellington t…

Online Editors
21 Aug, 2:25

Concussion symptoms bring a cloud of doubt over Beauden Barrett and Vaea Fifita as the All Blacks' third and final test against Fr…

Online Editors
16 Jun, 22:30