Samoa’s Tagicakibau to join Stormers

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 27 Feb 2014 at 15:15
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The Stormers have confirmed that Samoan winger Sailosi Tagicakibau will join them for the remainder of their 2014 Super Rugby campaign.

The 31-year-old 100kg speedster is currently playing for London Irish and has been recruited to add size and experience to a rather thin back-three division.

Fans will be hoping that this signing works out a little better than the last time something similar was tried, with Fijian winger Sireli Naqelevuki presiding over some right howlers during his tenure of the Stormers number 14 shirt.

Tagicakibau (pronounced TUNG-gee-THUK-ee-BOUGH) has already arrived in Cape Town, tweeting “Cheers for all the tweets! Arrived safely in Cape Town and looking forward to getting involved! ” earlier this afternoon.


  • Well as some wag on Rugby world pointed out – whats the point in recruiting a winger, the Stormers never use them anyway.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.02.14 15:24:19 by Caratacus Reply
  • @Caratacus (Comment 1) : LOL, too true!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.02.14 15:38:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • I just hope for the Stormers sake hes not another Naqelevuki, that guy was a total waste of space on a rugby field

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.02.14 16:56:21 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 3) : Probabely because he got the ball so infrequently he forgot what to do with it or how to catch it!

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.02.14 07:16:46 by Caratacus Reply

  • @Caratacus (Comment 4) : lol, does the ball get past JDV much?

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.02.14 07:45:24 by Dunx Reply

  • @Caratacus (Comment 4) : He once forgot to come back from holiday, Rassie had to go island hopping to find him and bring him back to Cape Town.

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.02.14 09:08:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Caratacus (Comment 4) : 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.02.14 10:01:18 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Well, I think it’s safe to say the Sharks have learnt their lesson when it comes to recruiting old, over-hyped Polynesians. Shame, poor Stormers.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.02.14 10:05:14 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @Caratacus (Comment 1) : That’s because Schalk Burger is their unofficial flyhalf.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.02.14 10:06:44 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Province lost the Plot, why not bring a player like Poolman back.or stead the net into South Africa. Rocco Jansen or PJ Vermeulen. If they need a giant wing….and that’s the idea behind it, then they have all ready lost the plot. Province rugby is a sad joke. Most “lets call it what it is” racist divided union in South Africa run by fools like a high school club..,,,I hang my head in shame…..the WP is dead! long life the Sharks!

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.02.14 10:43:19 by BoerSeun Reply

  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 3) : Sireli wasn’t a total wasste, he did a lot of good, people just choose to forget

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.03.14 21:38:04 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @BoerSeun (Comment 10) : Danie Poolman was overrated, also who is to say he was available to return?

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.03.14 21:41:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply

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