Hard in contact and incredibly mobile for a front-rower, Siliva Siliva has the potential to play Super Rugby for many years to come. 2012 was a tough year for the young hooker, who despite being under the world class eyes of Stephen Moore, Dan Palmer and Ben Alexander, did not feature in a Super Rugby match thanks to multiple operations to fix a knee injury. Making a return from the knee problems that plagued him early in the season, Siliva claimed his first state cap for the ACT playing against Wales at Canberra Stadium in their mid-week match. Coming off the bench, Siliva was competitive throughout the encounter, throwing well at the line-out and working hard around the field in attack and defence. Another product to come from the Melbourne Schoolboys rugby nursery, Siliva joins a host of other Victorians playing for the Brumbies including Matt Toomua and Christian Lealiifano, both born within a stone’s throw of the Yarra. Siliva arrived in the Australian Capital at the conclusion of the 2011 Super Rugby season from the Western Force where he had spent the last three years in their Academy and on a Rookie Contract. With 2012 behind him and several impressive performances for his club side Royals, Siliva will be preparing himself to take the opportunities that will come his way in 2013. A prolific aged grade representative, Siliva was an Australian Schoolboy in 2008 before two years with the Australian Under 20’s in 2010 and 2011, competing in Argentina and Italy respectively for Junior World Cups.
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