Francis Fainifo
Position Winger
Date of birth 25 November 1983
Height 190cm
Weight 95kg


After a five-year stint with Stade Français in France, ‘Frankie’ Fainifo returned to Australia in mid-2015 with his partner, initially making his return with his former ACT club Tuggeranong in their second grade side. His class quickly saw him back in the top grade, and when offered the chance to fill the final place in the Vikings’ NRC squad, Fainifo jumped at the chance.

One of the best finishers in the game at his prime, the sight ‘Frankie’ in space made him a fan favourite during his 48 Super Rugby games for the Brumbies back in the late-2000s. Fainifo played every match for the Vikings in 2015, finishing second on the tries tally after crossing in both the Semi-Final and Final.

NRC 2016 season

Tries 7
Points 35
Carries 44
Metres 422
Kicks In Play 3
Successful Tackles 17
Missed Tackles 5