David Faiumu

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David Faiumu
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Personal information
Full name David Maniapoto Faiumu[1]
Nickname Fui
Born (1983-04-30) 30 April 1983 (age 31)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb) [2]
Playing information
Position Hooker, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–2008 North Queensland 76 8 0 0 32
2008– Huddersfield 140 13 0 0 52
Total 216 21 0 0 84
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–2007 New Zealand 10 1 0 0 4
2010 Samoa 1 0 0 0 0
2011–2013 Exiles 2 0 0 0 0
As of 10 May 2014
Source: NRL Stats, Huddersfield Giants Profile

David Faiumu (born 30 April 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Samoa and New Zealand international representative forward, he previously played in the National Rugby League for the North Queensland Cowboys.

Playing career[edit]

Faiumu played from the interchange bench in the North Queensland Cowboys' first ever Grand Final in 2005 which they lost to the Wests Tigers. Faiumu was selected to play for the New Zealand national team from the interchange bench in the 2007 ANZAC Test loss against Australia.[3] On 7 June 2008, It was announced that Faiumu had been granted a release from his contract with the Cowboys and was expected to sign with the Huddersfield Giants[4] which he did. whilst he has been playing for Huddersfield he has turned into a fans favorite and they have made up a chant going; 'he steps to left, he steps to the right, david faiumu he'll make you look s***e' He was named in the Samoa training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

David Faiumu was selected for the Exiles squad for the Rugby League International Origin Match against England at Headingley on 10 June 2011.[6]

(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Club statistics[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2004 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 13 1 0 0 4
2005 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 21 5 0 0 20
2006 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 18 2 0 0 8
2007 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 20 0 0 0 0
2008 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 3 0 0 0 0
2009 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 51 6 0 0 24

Representative statistics[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2005 New Zealand New Zealand 4 1 0 0 4
2006 New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
2007 New Zealand New Zealand 3 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAIUMU, DAVID MANIAPOTO 2005 - 2007 - KIWI #721 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". web page. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Article from The Townsville Bulletin
  5. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Warrington dominate Exiles picks for Origin fixture". bbc.co.uk. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 

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