Gus Malietoa-Brown

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Gus Malietoa-Brown
Personal information
Born (1975-07-28) 28 July 1975 (age 39)
Height 180cm
Weight 95kg
Playing information
Position Centre, Five-eighth, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994 Counties Manukau 13 4 0 0 16
1996 Counties Manukau 13 14 0 0 56
Total 26 18 0 0 72
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Western Samoa

Gus Maietoa-Brown (born 28 July 1975) is a former rugby league player who represented Western Samoa.

Playing career[edit]

A Manurewa and Papakura junior, Maietoa-Brown first attracted interest from the Brisbane Broncos.[1] However by 1994 he was playing for the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup.[2] He was signed with the Auckland Warriors in 1995 but never played a first grade game for the club and was released in June 1996.[3][4] He scored two tries in the 1996 Lion Red Cup grand final, being part of the Counties Manukau side that lifted the trophy.

While playing for the Eastern Tornadoes in 1999, Malietoa-Brown represented Auckland South.[5]

He played for the Mt Albert Lions in the 2004 Bartercard Cup. Malietoa-Brown later played club games for the Manurewa Marlins in the Auckland Rugby League competition, including in 2011.

Representative career[edit]

Maietoa-Brown was a Samoan international and played at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Gus Malietoa, grew up in South Auckland, Manurewa with he family. Where he found his love and passion for sport, whicb ranged from soccer to rubgy but mostly found he was more interested in Rugby league. When he was only 16 years of age he was discovered to play professional Rugby league, i.e. The warriors. In 1997, he got an opportunity to play over in England, white haven for about a year, then travelling back to New Zealand.

Gus is from the Malietoa family and is the grandson of late Head of State of Samoa, His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II. Gus is also first cousins to both Nigel and Joe Vagana.He only has one daughter. The years have now gone by, since the good old rugby days, he now live in Australia, still playing rugby league, the game he will always have a passion for.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Becht. A New Breed Rising: The Warriors Winfield Cup Challenge. Auckland, HarperCollins, 1994. ISBN 1-86950-154-3 p.182.
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.94
  3. ^ Richard Becht. A New Breed Rising: The Warriors Winfield Cup Challenge. Auckland, HarperCollins, 1994. ISBN 1-86950-154-3 p.76.
  4. ^ `Disappointing' former Kiwi cut by Warriors Sunday Star-Times, 23 June 1996
  5. ^ Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

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