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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 September, 2003, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Marika Vunibaka
Marika Vunibaka goes over for a try for Canterbury Crusaders
Born: 3/11/74
Position: Wing
Team: Canterbury Crusaders
Debut: 15/5/99 v Canada
Past World Cups: 1999
Did you know? Plays club rugby in New Zealand
A man mountain of a wing, Vunibaka has a sensational scoring return at all levels of the game.

Having made his international bow against Canada in 1999, he scored a World Cup try against the same opponents months later.

That effort put him in the public eye and, as a result, the Canterbury Crusaders came calling.

He helped his new team to the Super 12 title in his first campaign and became the Crusaders' record try scorer in a season with 11.

However, 12 months on his second season was hindered by a neck injury which kept him sidelined.

But further strong showings in 2002 and 2003 with the Crusaders show his strength against some of club rugby's best defences.





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