Meet Alex

Alesana "Alex" Tuilagi (born 24 February 1981) is a Samoan rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Leicester Tigers in the English club competition, the Aviva Premiership, and has appeared numerous times for his national team Samoa. He previously played for Parma in Italy.

The Tuilagi family has strong connections with Leicester Tigers; Alex's brothers Henry, Anitelia (Andy), and Fereti (Freddie) are all former players and two younger brothers, Vavae and Manu Tuilagi both played in a game for Leicester Tigers against the Classic All-Blacks, on the 25 May 2008.

Whilst at Parma, whom he played with for two seasons, he was equal second top try scorer of the league for the 2003–04 season, with 12 tries in total for the season. He helped them get to the semi-finals of both the domestic competition, and the ParkerPen Shield. He made his debut for Samoa in a 2003 Rugby World Cup qualifer against Fiji in June 2002.

He was included in the Pacific Islanders rugby union team tour to Europe in late 2006 and played a significant part in the Samoan national teams' successes in the Rugby World Cup in 2007.

 

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