10 Facts About Apollo Perelini


Apollo Perelini was born on 16 July 1969 and is a former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, and has coached in the 2000s and 2010s.


Apollo Perelini played representative rugby union for New Zealand Under-21s, Samoa and World XV and at club level for Auckland, North Harbour and Sale Sharks, and representative rugby league for Western Samoa and at club level for St Helens, as a prop or second-row.


Apollo Perelini was named 'Apollo 11' because he was born on the day that the Apollo space project was launched.


Apollo Perelini played for Sale Sharks in the Zurich Championship and North Harbour in New Zealand.


Apollo Perelini played both prop and second-row in league, and as a back row player in union.


Apollo Perelini played for St Helens at prop in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls, having won this they contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Apollo Perelini playing from the interchange bench in the loss.


Apollo Perelini played for St Helens at prop in their 2000 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors.


Apollo Perelini helped St Helens to 4 Challenge Cup titles 2004,2006,2007 and 2008.


Apollo Perelini is the current head coach of the UAE National Rugby team, a position which he started in 2015 for the UAERF.


Apollo Perelini spoke about what makes the Rugby Sevens so special and the role that rugby has in the Dubai history in the This Luxury Life podcast show.