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Vereniki Goneva
DOB5th Apr 1984
BirthplaceLautoka, Fiji
Height1.78 m (5' 10")
Weight97 kg (15 st 3 lb)
PositionCentre / Wing
Club
HonoursFiji (29 caps)
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The 2013/14 season was a personal triumph for Vereniki Goneva, finishing the season as Aviva premiership top try-scorer, Tigers Players’ Player of the Year, Supporters’ Player of the Year and RPA Player of the Year.

He was also shortlisted for Aviva Premiership Player of the Year and named in the BT Sport Team of the Year as he also a new contract to remain at Welford Road.

He started the season as he had ended the previous one, being named Goldsmiths Player of the Month for September 2013 after three tries in the opening four games and earning the Try of the Week award for his bonus-point try in the last minute of the opening-day win over Worcester Warriors.

Fijian wing Goneva ended his first season as a Leicester Tigers player with a try in each of his last three games of 2012/13, including the Aviva Premiership semi-final win over defending champions Harlequins and Final victory against Northampton Saints.

Moving to England after three seasons with Tarbes in France, Goneva became the 10th player in Tigers history to score a try on his Premiership debut in the win at London Welsh in September 2012.

It was former Tigers player Waisale Serevi who included Goneva in the Fiji squad for the 2007/08 IRB Sevens, with his Test debut following in 2008.

He made his World Cup debut against Namibia in 2011, scoring four tries and claiming the man-of-the-match award, and played for Fiji against an England team featuring seven Tigers team-mates at Twickenham in November 2012.

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
08/09/2013
Worcester Warriors
1





5
80
14/09/2013
Bath Rugby
1





5
80
21/09/2013
Newcastle Falcons







80
29/09/2013
Exeter Chiefs
1





5
80
05/10/2013
Northampton Saints







80
11/10/2013
Ulster Rugby







80
18/10/2013
Benetton Treviso







7
08/12/2013
Montpellier
1





5
77
15/12/2013
Montpellier
1





5
80
21/12/2013
Saracens







80
28/12/2013
Sale Sharks







80
05/01/2014
Bath Rugby







80
11/01/2014
Benetton Treviso







73
18/01/2014
Ulster Rugby







80
07/02/2014
Worcester Warriors
2





10
78
16/02/2014
Gloucester Rugby







80
23/02/2014
London Irish
1





5
80
02/03/2014
Newcastle Falcons
2





10
80
23/03/2014
Exeter Chiefs
1





5
80
29/03/2014
Northampton Saints







76
05/04/2014
ASM Clermont Auvergne







80
12/04/2014
London Wasps
1





5
80
18/04/2014
Harlequins
1





5
80
03/05/2014
Sale Sharks
1





5
80
16/05/2014
Northampton Saints







70
Total Played 25 14
0
0
0
2
0
70
1901
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2013-2014 - AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Leicester Tigers
18
12



2

60
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
7
2





10
2013-2014 Total

25
14



2

70
2012-2013 - AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Leicester Tigers
10 +1
5



1

25
2012-2013 - Friendly
Leicester Tigers
3
3






2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Leicester Tigers
3







2012-2013 - LV= Cup
Leicester Tigers
2
2





10
2012-2013 Total

18 +1
10



1

35
Total - AVIVA Premiership Rugby

28 +1
17



3

85
Total - Heineken Cup

10
2





10
Total - Friendly

3
3






Total - LV= Cup

2
2





10
Total

43 +1
24
0
0
0
3
0
105
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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