- DOB11 Jul 1986
Api Ratuniyarawa joined Saints in 2016 from Agen after making 70 appearances for the French side, and has been part of the first-team reckoning at Franklin’s Gardens ever since.
A superb ball carrier, expert at getting over the gain line, and a deft offloader too, Ratuniyarawa has proved himself a threat all over the park in the Gallagher Premiership.
His superb efforts during the 2017/18 season earned him the Club’s ‘Breakthrough Player of the Year’ award, and the powerful Fijian lock hit his 50th appearance in a Saints shirt during the following campaign.
Ratuniyarawa is also a regular with the Flying Fijians, earning over 30 caps for his country so far and featuring at two Rugby World Cups (England 2015 and Japan 2019).
His 20th cap saw him line up against Saints teammates Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes, and Teimana Harrison, as England took on Fiji in 2016.
Ratuniyarawa announced his return from the Rugby World Cup in 2019 with a superb score against Northampton’s rivals Leicester Tigers in the East Midlands derby, and the second row went on to pen a new contract later that season to remain at Franklin’s Gardens.