Malaesaili Tugaga

Name: Malaesaili Julian Tugaga

Playing Style: Left hand bat Right arm bowler

Nickname: Fafa, Faf, Ilz

Secondary School Attended: Wellington College

Club: Wellington Collegians Cricket Club

Earliest Cricket Memory: Playing my first ever cricket game in mufti coz didn’t have any cricket gear.

Favourite Ground to play: Hawkins Basin Reserve

Most memorable cricket moment: Scoring a First Class century batting at 10

Favourite player growing up: Glen McGrath

The non-cricketing sports person or team I most admire: Eamon Lui – New Zealand mens’ waterpolo team

If I wasn’t a Firebird I’d be: Rugby or Rugby League player

Favourite superhero: Batman

Favourite holiday destination: Cabo

In my spare time I like to: Keep fit

My signature dish is: Pork with Pancetta Crackle, Vegetable Medley,
Onion Puree, Brandy Jus and a Cider Jelly shot

My favourite song is: Don’t have a favourite

My favourite movie is: Home Alone 1 and 2

My favourite food is: Any fast food joint

Chores as kid: Wash the old man’s cars

Favourite school subject: English

Worst school subject: Science

Do you have any pets? No

If I could have anything, I would want: To play for NZ

The biggest influence on my cricketing career is: My family

Something you didn’t know about me is: Into fashion


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