Joe Rokocoko

As of February 16, 2013 National: October 11, 2011

Josevata Taliga "Joe" Rokocoko ( born June 6, 1983 in Nadi, Fiji) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays at the position of the outer three-quarters for the French club Aviron Bayonnais. In addition, he was by 2010 a regular player of the All Blacks, the New Zealand national team.

Career

At the age of five years who was born in Fiji Rokocoko migrated with his family to New Zealand and now lives in Auckland. He was the junior national teams U-16, U -19 and U -21 and Junior World Champion in 2001. In 2003, he played for the Blues in the international Super 12 Championship (later the Super 14, since the 2011/12 Super 15 ).

After a very good performance during the Super 12 season, which were crowned by winning the league title, Rokocoko played on 14 June 2003 against England for the first time for the national team. He came at the 2003 World Cup in four games for use and placed third. In the same year, he scored a total of 17 trials, surpassing the previously held by Jonah Lomu and Christian Cullen internal team record. For these achievements, he was elected player of the year 2003.

As of 2004, Rokocoko played for the Auckland Rugby Football in the New Zealand Cup ( in addition to his appearances for the Blues ) and was established in 2005 champions. In the years 2003, 2005 and 2006, he won the Tri-Nations tournament with New Zealand. In the season 2011/12 towards Rokocoko moved to French club Aviron Bayonnais.

Rokocoko is known for his speed and physical strength. At a height of 1.89 m and weighs around 100 kg and a 100 - meter dash 10.66 seconds. During several years he lived with the family of Sitiveni Sivivatu; since they refer to themselves as cousins, though they are not related to each other.

Achievements

National team:

  • 42 games with the All Blacks
  • 190 points (38 experiments )
  • Tri-Nations winner: 2003, 2005, 2006
  • 3rd place 2003 World Cup
  • Junior World Champion 2001

Clubs:

  • Super 14 winner with the Blues: 2003
  • Air New Zealand Cup champion with Auckland RFU: 2005

Other:

  • Player of the Year 2003
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