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Vereniki Goneva
Vereniki Goneva
DOB5th Apr 1984
BirthplaceNadi, Fiji
Height1.78 m (5' 10")
Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb)
PositionCentre / Wing
Club
HonoursFiji (41 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. He topped the try-scoring charts at the club for a second time in 2014/15 after an early-season hat-trick against Newcastle, scored in front of his parents at Welford Road on their first-ever visit.

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
25/10/2015
Harlequins







80
01/11/2015
Wasps
1





5
80
07/11/2015
Exeter Chiefs







61
13/11/2015
Stade Francais Paris
1





5
80
05/12/2015
Worcester Warriors







80
12/12/2015
Munster Rugby
1





5
80
20/12/2015
Munster Rugby
1





5
73
26/12/2015
Newcastle Falcons







72
02/01/2016
Saracens







80
16/01/2016
Benetton Treviso
1





5
80
28/02/2016
London Irish







27
06/03/2016
Exeter Chiefs







80
12/03/2016
Wasps
1





5
78
20/03/2016
Saracens
1





5
71
27/03/2016
Sale Sharks
1





5
80
02/04/2016
Gloucester Rugby
1





5
80
10/04/2016
Stade Francais Paris
2





10
70
16/04/2016
Northampton Saints
1





5
72
24/04/2016
Racing 92







76
30/04/2016
Worcester Warriors
1





5
80
21/05/2016
Saracens







80
Total Played 21 13
0
0
0
0
0
65
1560
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2015-2016 - AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Leicester Tigers
14 +1
7





35
2015-2016 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Leicester Tigers
6
6





30
2015-2016 Total

20 +1
13





65
2014-2015 - AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Leicester Tigers
19 +1
7



3

35
2014-2015 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Leicester Tigers
6




1


2014-2015 - Friendly
Leicester Tigers
1







2014-2015 Total

26 +1
7



4

35
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

61 +3
31



6

155
Total - European Rugby Champions Cup

22
8



1

40
Total - Friendly

4
3






Total - LV= Cup

2
2





10
Total

89 +3
44
0
0
0
7
0
205
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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