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From Edinburgh Rugby Association (December 2020)

Fijian prop Lee-Roy Atalifo joined Edinburgh in the 2020-21 season from English Championship team Jersey Reds

Lee-Roy Atalifo

Born in Rotuma, Fiji, Atalifo graduated with an Engineering Degree before working as a firefighter with Fiji's National Fire Authority.

The tighthead made his international debut against the Cook Islands in June 2014 before being named in the Fiji squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup where he featured in three pool matches against Canada, Wales and Uruguay.

Following a short spell with Italian club Rugby Roviga Delta – where he won the Eccellenza title - the Fijian returned East to New Zealand where he penned a deal with Canterbury ahead of the 2016-17 Mitre 10 Cup.

Atalifo made four appearances at AMI Stadium before joining Jersey Reds ahead for the 2017-18 campaign.

In three seasons with The Islanders, Atalifo has so far featured in 60 matches - scoring two tries in the process – with the Reds currently sitting in seventh place in the Championship.

Atalifo was selected in the Fiji squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan where he came off the bench in two pool stages fixtures against Uruguay and Georgia and now joins fellow Fijians Viliame Mata, Eroni Sau and Mesulame Kunavula at the capital club.