Daniel Vidot

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Daniel Vidot
Personal information
Born (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 24)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 111 kg (245 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–11 Canberra Raiders 45 27 0 0 108
2012–13 St George Illawarra 35 14 0 0 56
2014– Brisbane Broncos 23 8 0 0 32
Total 103 49 0 0 196
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–14 Samoa 9 5 0 0 20
As of 11 November 2014
Source: [1], [2]

Daniel Vidot (born 8 February 1990 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Brisbane Broncos of the NRL. A Samoa national representative back, he previously played for NRL clubs the Canberra Raiders and St. George Illawarra Dragons.[2]

Vidot is of Samoan, New Zealand and Irish descent. Vidot played his junior football at Souths Acacia Ridge. He also attended St Thomas More College, Sunnybank in Brisbane.

Professional playing career[edit]

Canberra Raiders[edit]

After showcasing his talent in the Canberra Raiders U/20 Toyota Cup team (who won the Grand Final in that season) Vidot was called on to make his NRL Premiership debut for the Raiders against the Knights in round 17 of the 2009 NRL season. In his first season, he scored 6 tries from his eight appearances. He was selected in the Samoan train on squad in 2010, but withdrew so he would remain able to play for Queensland.[3] Vidot signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons starting in the 2012 season on a 3 year deal.[4] The deal was made on 30 August 2011. In the 2011 NRL season, he played in 12 games. In these 12 matches, he scored 5 tries.

St. George Illawarra Dragons[edit]

Vidot scored his first NRL try for the Dragons in round 3 of 2012 against the West Tigers. In 2013 Vidot was selected to play in the Pacific Rugby League International against Tonga on the 20th of April. He scored the Samoan's only try in the 36-4 defeat. He was selected for the Samoans again later in the year, to feature in their 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. He appeared in all four of Samoa's World Cup games and he scored one try against the French in the group stage. Vidot signed with the Broncos on 15 October 2013 on a 2-year deal starting in 2014.[5]

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

In May 2014, Daniel played for Samoa in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International. He scored one try in Samoa's 32-16 win.

On 7 October 2014, Vidot was selected in the Samoa national rugby league team 24 man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series.[6][7]