Mark Faumuina

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Mark Faumuina
Personal information
Born (1971-10-02) October 2, 1971 (age 43)
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Otahuhu Leopards
1994 Auckland City 19 1 0 0 4
1995–1996 Counties Manukau
Total 19 1 0 0 4
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–1995 Auckland
1994 Western Samoa

Mark Faumuina (born 2 October 1971) is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented Western Samoa.

Playing career[edit]

An Otahuhu Leopards junior, Faumuina represented Auckland, playing for the Under 17's in 1987 and the under 18's in 1991.[1]

In 1993 Faumuina played for the Probables side in the New Zealand Kiwis trial match. He did not however make the national side.

In 1994 he played for the Auckland City Vulcans in the new Lion Red Cup. He was then picked to be part of the Western Samoan side as it conducted a tour of New Zealand.[2] He then played in the 1994 Pacific Cup.

In 1995 Faumuina played for the Counties Manukau Heroes. He was picked to play for the Lion Red XIII against a Tongan Residents side and also represented Auckland in its Rugby League Cup challenge.

Faumuina played against the touring Great Britain side in 1996, again representing the New Zealand Residents.[3] He then signed a contract with the Penrith Panthers but did not make the first grade side.

Faumuina later played in France before retiring. In 2003 he played for a French Selection against a touring New Zealand Māori side.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otahuhu Rovers Rugby League Football and Sports Club Inc Auckland Rugby League
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.50
  3. ^ 1996 Tour Match: New Zealand Select XIII 30 Great Britain 22 Cherry and White
  4. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 330. ISBN 9781869693312.