19 May 1983 |
Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb)|
|As of 16 September 2013|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Olivier Elima (born 19 May 1983 in Nantes, France) is a French professional rugby league footballer for English Super League club Bradford Bulls. A France international representative forward, he played previously for English clubs Castleford and Wakefield Trinity, along with French club Catalans Dragons.
Olivier Elima has previously played in the centre during the earlier part of his career. The French forward had an excellent season with the Wildcats in 2006. Elima plays in the second row. He has also featured at Prop and Loose Forward.
Elima captained France in the 2009 Four Nations tournament, scoring his team's only try in their match against Australia.
Elima confirmed his switch to Bradford Bulls and signed a 2-year contract with the club in September 2010. Statistics do NOT include pre-season friendlies.
2011 – 2011 Season
Elima featured in eight consecutive games from Round 1 (Leeds Rhinos) until Round 8 (Harlequins RL). He then appeared in Round 10 (Salford City Reds) to Round 13 (Warrington Wolves). Elima then featured in thirteen consecutive games from Round 15 (Salford City Reds) to Round 27 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats). He also appeared in the Challenge Cup game against Wigan Warriors. Elima has scored against Castleford Tigers (1 try), Harlequins RL (1 try), Leeds Rhinos (4 tries), Catalans Dragons (1 try) and Crusaders RL (2 tries).
2012 – 2012 Season
Olivier missed the all the pre-season games due to a knee injury.
Elima missed Rounds 1–6 due to an injury. He returned in round 7 to face St Helens. He was suspended for Round 8. He featured in eleven consecutive games from Round 9 (Hull FC) to Round 19 (Wigan Warriors). Elima also featured in Round 21 (Leeds Rhinos). He was injured for Rounds 22–25. Elima featured in Round 26 (Hull FC) and Round 27 (Catalans Dragons). He also featured in the Challenge Cup against Doncaster RLFC and Warrington Wolves. He scored against Warrington Wolves (1 try), Castleford Tigers (1 try), Wakefield Wildcats (1 try) and Leeds Rhinos (1 try). It was announced that Elima had signed a 2-year deal with former club Catalans Dragons.
|2011 Bradford Bulls||26||9||0||0||36|
|2012 Bradford Bulls||17||4||0||0||16|
|2013 Catalan Dragons||15||3||0||0||12|
- Olivier Elima Official Website
- Super League profile
- Olivier Elima Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Olivier Elima Wildcats Profile
- Elima pledges future to Wildcats
- Job's a good 'un!
- Out of the box!
- Reds mauled by Tigers
- Olivier Elima interview at wakefieldwildcats.co.uk
-  news about fiancee