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Lesley Vainikolo
Lesley Vainikolo
DOB4th May 1979
Birthplace
Height1.88 m (6' 2")
Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb)
PositionWing
Club
Honours
Player Biog
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Player Biog

The bulldozing former rugby league winger announced his arrival to Rugby Union by scoring 5 tries on debut against Leeds Carnegie.

Having signed from Bradford Bulls, Vainikolo signed a three-year contract at the start of the 2007-08 season. 

His strength and damaging runs make him one of the most explosive wingers in the Guinness Premiership.

He was included in England’s 2008 Six Nations squad and made his debut against Wales, coming off the bench. 

Les featured in all other Six Nation internationals and in total he scored 11 tries in his debut season and his ability to create and open space for others greatly increases Gloucester’s attacking threat from deep.

2008-9 saw Les in typically try scoring form with 8 from 17 appearances until suffering a season ending injury in January.

Big Les bounced back in style in 2009-10 and made nearly 30 appearances across all competitions and signed a new contract with the club in the spring.

He was playing a huge part in Gloucester's 2010-11 campaign until he injured a shoulder at Leeds in January and just made it back for the end of the season.

First team opportunities were harder to come by in 2011-12 although Big Les still played a big part particularly during the World Cup.

However, in January 2012, it was revealed that he would be moving to La Rochelle on a two and a half year deal with immediate effect bringing a memorable stay to an end.

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
04/09/2011
Northampton Saints







72
10/09/2011
Worcester Warriors







52
17/09/2011
Harlequins







80
24/09/2011
Bath Rugby







77
15/10/2011
Sale Sharks
1





5
80
21/10/2011
Leicester Tigers
1





5
80
19/11/2011
Harlequins







40
26/11/2011
Leicester Tigers







66
Total Played 8 2
0
0
0
1
0
10
547
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2011-2012 - AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
5




1


2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Gloucester Rugby
1







2011-2012 - LV= Cup
Gloucester Rugby
2
2





10
2011-2012 Total

8
2



1

10
2010-2011 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Gloucester Rugby
4
4





20
2010-2011 - AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
6 +3
3





15
2010-2011 - LV= Cup
Gloucester Rugby
2 +1
2





10
2010-2011 Total

12 +4
9





45
2009-2010 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Gloucester Rugby
1







2009-2010 - Friendly
Gloucester Rugby
1







2009-2010 - Guinness Premiership
Gloucester Rugby
17
5





25
2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Gloucester Rugby
4
1





5
2009-2010 - LV= Cup
Gloucester Rugby
5







2009-2010 Total

28
6





30
2008-2009 - EDF Energy Cup
Gloucester Rugby
3
3





15
2008-2009 - Guinness Premiership
Gloucester Rugby
9 +1
3



1

15
2008-2009 - Heineken Cup
Gloucester Rugby
2 +2
2





10
2008-2009 Total

14 +3
8



1

40
2007-2008 - EDF Energy Cup
Gloucester Rugby
0 +1







2007-2008 - Guinness Premiership
Gloucester Rugby
12
9





45
2007-2008 - Heineken Cup
Gloucester Rugby
5
2





10
2007-2008 Total

17 +1
11





55
Total - AVIVA Premiership Rugby

49 +4
20



2

100
Total - Heineken Cup

12 +2
5





25
Total - LV= Cup

12 +2
7





35
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

5
4





20
Total - Friendly

1







Total

79 +8
36
0
0
0
2
0
180
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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