Isi Naisarani
Position No. 8
Date of birth 14 February 1995
Height 197cm
Weight 110kg

Biography

Born and bred in Fiji, Isi Naisarani moved to Australia in 2014 after his aunt and uncle convinced him he was good enough to carve out a rugby career in Super Rugby. Unfortunately a visa-related issue saw Naisarani’s three-year residency criteria reset in early 2016, the same year that he starred for Souths in Queensland’s Premier Rugby to earn his first NRC opportunity with Brisbane City. Seven matches and five tries later, Naisarani signed a contract with the Western Force where his debut Super Rugby season was described as ‘nothing short of incredible'. So great was his impact that Naisarani became the first Force rookie to win the club’s Nathan Sharpe Medal. Naisarani moved to the Brumbies on a one-year deal in 2018 after the Force was axed from Super Rugby. At the end of the 2018 season Naisarani signed with the Rebels, reuniting with former Force coach Dave Wessels, before he was selected as a development player on the Wallabies’ Spring Tour. Naisarani continued his impressive form in Melbourne and he duly won the franchise’s Players’ Player of the Year Award. Naisarani finally became eligible for Test duty in April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

2018

Selected as a development player in the Wallabies' Spring Tour squad.

Rugby World Cup 2020 season

Points 0
Carries 53
Metres 124
Successful Tackles 14
Missed Tackles 3