Olivier Elima

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Olivier Elima
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Personal information
Born (1983-05-19) 19 May 1983 (age 31)
Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002 Castleford Tigers 1 1 0 0 4
2003–2007 Wakefield Trinity 87 13 0 0 52
2008–2010 Catalans Dragons 73 34 0 0 136
2011–2012 Bradford Bulls 43 13 0 0 52
2013– Catalans Dragons 27 4 0 0 16
Total 231 65 0 0 260
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–2013 France 28 8 0 0 32
As of 30 May 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Olivier Elima (born 19 May 1983 in Nantes, France) is a French professional rugby league footballer for French Super League club the Catalans Dragons. A France international representative forward, he played previously for English clubs Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity, and Bradford Bulls.

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 was named in the France training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[2]

He had been named in the France squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3]

Elima captained France in the 2009 Four Nations tournament, scoring his team's only try in their match against Australia.

Elima captained France in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Tournament.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

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.

20112011 Season

Olivier appeared in two of the three pre-season games. He played against Dewsbury Rams and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. He scored a try against Wakefield.

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).

20122012 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.

(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 Bradford Bulls 26 9 0 0 36
2012 Bradford Bulls 17 4 0 0 16
2013 Catalan Dragons 15 3 0 0 12
2014 Catalan Dragons 12 1 0 0 4
Total 70 17 0 0 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The official Engage Super League web site". web page. Super League. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "France dominated by Dragons". Sky Sports. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  3. ^ "France name official squad". RLWC2008. 24 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

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