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Fuifui Moimoi

Full Name: Fuifui Moana Moimoi

Player #: 665

Date of Birth: 26 September, 1979

Junior Club: Mt Albert Lions

Height: 183cm

NRL Debut: Eels v Manly, 18/4/04

Weight: 108 kg

Eels Debut:  Eels v Manly, 18/4/04

Position/s: Prop

Contracted until: 2014

Fuifui was born in September of 1979. He played for the Point Chevalier Pirates and Glenora Bears in his junior years. He was scouted by then Warriors coach Daniel Anderson when he was playing for the Mt. Albert Lions. In 2003 Fuifui joined South Sydney as a trialist but was not awarded a contract due to perceived laziness.

In 2004 Fuifui was scouted by Parramatta as they looked to bolster their forward pack. Working closely with head trainer Hayden Knowles, Fui lost the weight required to play in the NRL and made his debut during the 2004 season.

In 2005 Fui enjoyed one of his best seasons. Coming off the bench Fui struck fear into opposition defences with his hard running style and ability to smash through the line. He quickly became a cult figure with the chant of "FUUUUIIIIII" heard around the ground every time he touches the ball.

In 2007 he was selected by the New Zealand Rugby League to represent the Kiwis against Australia. He made his debut in a heavy loss to the Kangaroos. He was named in the 2008 NZ train-on squad for the World Cup but was not selected, due to playing for the Kiwis in recent matches he was ineligible to represent his birth country of Tonga. 

2009 saw the revival of Fuifui in the Eels forward pack. He became a regular starter and drove the Eels forward. Constantly a menace in attack he rode the wave with the rest of the team into the 2009 Grand Final in which he scored a memorable try to bring the Eels within striking distance of the Premiership. After the 2009 season Fui was cleared by the RLIF to play for NZ and he did so in the Four Nations. 

2012 has seen Fui become the leader of the Parramatta forward pack. Even though it was a disappointing season for the Eels, Fui was one of the team's best performers. He announced during the season that he had signed a new two year deal that will see him finish his career with the Eels.



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