Peter Fatialofa. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Former Samoan rugby captain and New Zealand rugby
identity Peter Fatialofa has died in Samoa.
Fatialofa, 54, died this morning a family spokeswoman
Prop Fatialofa, nicknamed "Fats", captained Samoa at the 1991
Rugby World Cup, where his side famously beat Wales at
Cardiff Arms Park.
He played 34 times for Samoa and 72 games for Auckland, and
was part of that side's Ranfurly Shield reign from 1985-93.
He retired in 1996 and returned to his furniture-moving
He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for
services to rugby, in 1996.