Jerry Seuseu

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Jerry Seuseu
Personal information
Born (1974-04-19) 19 April 1974 (age 40)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 108 kg
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–1996 Counties Manukau 37 6 0 0 20
1997–2004 Auckland Warriors 132 10 0 0 40
2005–2006 Wigan Warriors 40 1 0 0 4
Total 209 17 0 0 64
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 Samoa 4 0 0 0 0
2001–2004 New Zealand 11 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

Jerry Seuseu (born 19 April 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league player who represented New Zealand and Samoa. His position of choice was as a prop forward. He is the current Welfare and Education Manager at the New Zealand Warriors and the Manager for the NYC Vodafone Junior Warriors.

Playing career[edit]

A Mangere East Hawks junior, Seuseu represented the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 and 1996 before joining the Auckland Warriors where he was named Reserve Grader of the Year in 1997 in a side that lost the Reserve Grade Grand Final.

Seuseu then became a stalwart in the New Zealand Warriors front row after Joe Vagana left the club to join Bradford Bulls in 2000,[1] making over 120 appearances and scoring 6 tries.

Seuseu played for the New Zealand Warriors at prop forward in their 2002 NRL Grand Final loss against the Sydney Roosters.

The tough New Zealander joined the Wigan Warriors at the start of the 2005 season. His younger brother, Anthony Seuseu, also played in Super League VIII with strugglers Halifax.

The Twelfth Man also did a small sketch on Jerry, when he was in character as Ray Warren and calling a Rugby Game. Ray referred to Jerry as " Jerry Seu Seu and I see you too, Jerry Jerry".[citation needed]

Representative career[edit]

Seuseu played for Samoa at the 2000 World Cup.

He later represented New Zealand's national side 11 times, locking horns with Andy Farrell and Adrian Morley during the first Test against the touring New Zealanders at the end of 2002.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Seuseu is a religious man and has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. He has a wife, Kim and three children; Leya (born 1998), Lazaro (born 2000) and Carlos (born 2001)

Retirement[edit]

Seuseu retired from rugby league at the end of the 2006 Super League season after two years playing for Wigan Warriors.

Between 2007 and 2009 he worked as a Football Development Officer for the Auckland Rugby League focusing on grassroots juniors. He then took up a similar position at the New Zealand Warriors, becoming the Welfare and Education manager for the 2010 season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerry Seuseu fightforlife.co.nz
  2. ^ Alderson, Andrew (13 December 2009). "NRL: Seuseu signs up for welfare". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 

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