Amasio Valence

Amasio Valence

Amasio Valence
Date of birth (1979-05-12) 12 May 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Nadi, Fiji
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 93kg
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flyhalf
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2001-2008  New Zealand 46
correct as of 02-01-2011.
Amasio Valence
Medal record
Competitor for  New Zealand
Men's Rugby
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1998 Kuala Lumpur Rugby 7's
Gold 2002 Manchester Rugby 7's
Gold 2006 Melbourne Rugby 7's

Amasio Valence (born 12 May 1979 in Nadi, Fiji) is a Rugby sevens player who switched allegiances to New Zealand after he first made his break into professional rugby in 2000. He was hailed as one of the most promising players in the discipline in recent years.

While Valence played rugby, his entire family enjoyed soccer, with his younger brother being picked for the national side of Fiji in 2002. Valence is the only New Zealander to have won three gold medals in rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games; in 1998, 2002 and 2006, a testament to his longevity in the game. He last played for NZ in 2008.


  • Interview on Urbanwire
  • Valence To Join All Blacks