International Pathway

  • Newcastle U182016
  • England U182017
  • Newcastle A2017
  • Durham School2017


Some people might think of England U18s as young and inexperienced but for those who started playing at just four years of age that means they can already count on 14 years of rugby development.

One of those players is scrum half Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti, who was born in Fiji in 1999 and started playing for LDS Primary school in Fiji’s capital – Suva – from the age of four.

Growing up in a rugby-mad country, Cam enjoyed the sport right from the off with his family encouraging him at every opportunity and supporting his development.

The youngster’s grandfather and uncle taught him how to fix defences and spot mismatches from an early age, with Cam considering his grandfather to be his idol.

The Nordli-Kelemeti family then moved to England where Cam attended Terrington Hall Prep School in York, where he was appointed head of school in year eight.

He went on to study A Levels in business, physical education and design & technology at Durham School in the north east.

The scrum half, who can also play as a utility back, joined the Newcastle Falcons academy at the age of 15 and counts his proudest rugby moment so far as winning his first cap for England U18s against Scotland in March 2017, watched on by his family.

Cam also enjoys playing football, watching UFC and considers The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to be his favourite film, whilst steak and chips would be his favourite meal.

Last updated: March 5 2018