Lomano Lemeki

Lomano Lemeki (born 20 January 1989) is a New Zealand born Tongan - Japanese rugby union player. He plays for Japan's sevens team and for the Honda Heat in Japan's Top League.

Lomano Lemeki
Birth nameLomano Lava Lemeki
Date of birth (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)[2]
SchoolListon College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canon Eagles
Mazda Blue Zoomers
Honda Heat


Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 Japan 11 (35)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2013- Japan

Lemeki grew up in New Zealand before moving to Japan in 2009.[3][4] He helped Japan win the 2013 Thailand Sevens when he scored the match-winning try against Hong Kong to seal their victory.[5] He received Japanese citizenship in 2014.


  1. https://www.rugby.com.au/players/24193#International
  2. https://www.rugby.com.au/players/24193#International
  3. asiarugby.com (20 March 2014). "60 seconds with... Japan Sevens' Lomano Lemeki". Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. Alvin Sallay (28 March 2014). "Japan's 'Terminator' Lomano Lemeki aims to take on the world". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. SportAsia (22 September 2013). "Rugby: Japan break Hong Kong hearts again to win Thailand Sevens". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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