Mark Elia

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Mark Elia
Personal information
Full name Mark Wycliffe Elia
Born Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982–1988 Te Atatu Roosters 50 41
1983–1984 Kent Invicta 34 17
1984–1985 Southend Invicta 17 15
1985–1989 St. Helens 70 50 1
Widnes
Halifax
1989 Canterbury Bulldogs 9 1 0 0 4
RC Albi 14 8
1992–1993 Northcote Tigers 34 20
1996 Hawke's Bay 1 0 0 0 0
Total 229 152 1 0 4
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1985–1993 Auckland 30 18
1985–1989 New Zealand 37(10) 30(5) 0 0 120
1995 Western Samoa 2 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1996 Hawke's Bay 22 7 1 14 32
Source: RLP

Mark Wycliffe Elia[1] (born in Auckland, New Zealand) was a rugby league player who represented both New Zealand and Western Samoa.

Playing career[edit]

During his long career, Elia played for the Te Atatu Roosters, [Northcote Tigers], Kent Invicta, Southend Invicta, St. Helens, Widnes, Halifax, the Canterbury Bulldogs and RC Albi in France.[2]

Representative career[edit]

Elia represented the New Zealand Kiwis between 1985 and 1989, playing in ten tests and thirty seven games. He scored five test tries and thirty overall for the Kiwis.[2]

In 1995 Elia represented Western Samoa at the World Cup.

Cricket[edit]

During the 1990 season, Elia played cricket in the United States.[2] During this period he umpired a friendly match that took place in America between Australia and Pakistan.

Later years[edit]

In 1996 Elia coached the Hawkes Bay Unicorns in the Lion Red Cup.[2]

He later retired to Cootamundra, New South Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ELIA, Mark Wycliffe 1985 - 89 - Kiwi #581 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b c d Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8

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