Malakai Fekitoa

From teenage talent to explosive All Blacks midfielder, Malakai Fekitoa combines powerful running and abrasive defence in a potentially devastating package.

is talent and 'x-factor' quickly became evident, and he has developed into a powerful midfielder for the Highlanders and the All Blacks.
After helping the Highlanderss to their first ever Investec Super Rugby title, he played five Tests in 2015 and scored two tries at RWC 2015.

The All Blacks selectors came calling in 2014 after the Tongan-born Fekitoa went from strength to strength in his debut season for the Highlanders. He ended the year with eight Test caps and two tries.

Remarkably, his elevation to the All Blacks and his debut against England in the June Steinlager Series, came just four months after he entered Super Rugby.

A product of Wesley College, which also produced All Blacks Jonah Lomu and Frank Halai, Fekitoa is also a talented sevens player and was Player of the Tournament at the 2011 National Sevens.

1.87m, 99kg
Test Debut:
v England at Auckland, 7 June 2014
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Test Match record

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7 June v England at Auckland 20-15 (+)
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12 (-)
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (+)
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16 (-)

25 July v South Africa at Johannesburg 27-20 (+)
8 August v Australia at Sydney 19-27 (+)
15 Aug vs Australia at Auckland 41-13 (+)
24 Sep vs Namibia at London 58-14
2 Oct vs Georgia at Cardiff 43-10 (+)

11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21 (-)
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (-)
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9
10 September v Argentina at Hamilton 57-22
17 September v South Africa at Christchurch 41-13
22 October v Australia at Auckland 37-10 (+)
5 November v Ireland at Chicago 29-40 (+)
12 November v Italy at Rome 68-10
20 November v Ireland at Dublin 21-9

8 Jul v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 15-15 (+)