Pita Godinet

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Pita Godinet
Personal information
Born (1987-12-21) 21 December 1987 (age 27)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker, Halfback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 New Zealand Warriors 18 4 0 0 16
2014– Wakefield Trinity 22 6 1 0 26
Total 40 10 1 0 42
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–14 Samoa 8 4 0 0 16
As of 27 October 2014
Source: RLP Profile

Pita Godinet (born 21 December 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a rugby league player who has represented Samoa. He currently signed with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. His position of choice is Halfback.

Early years[edit]

Godinet is a Sydenham and Richmond Rovers junior.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Godinet played for the Waitakere Rangers in the 2007 Bartercard Cup.[3]

In 2008 he represented Auckland in the Bartercard Premiership and played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. He was named the Vulcans rookie of the year.[3]

In 2010 Godinet signed with the Te Atatu Roosters in the Auckland Rugby League competition.[4] In 2010 he represented Auckland in the Albert Baskerville Trophy and played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. He was selected at halfback in the NSW Cup team of the year.[5]

In October 2010 Godinet was signed by the New Zealand Warriors to take part in their 2010-2011 pre-season training.[6] This was updated to a full-time contract in February 2011.[7] He was also part of the Manurewa Marlins in 2011.[8] He has re-signed with the Warriors until the end of 2013.[9]

Godinet was named to make his National Rugby League debut on 24 July 2011, replacing an injured Lance Hohaia.[10] Godinet had a "dream debut", scoring a try in his first match.[11]

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

Representative career[edit]

Godinet made his debut for Samoa on 16 October 2010, being called into the side to replace the injured Ben Roberts at halfback. Godinet scored the only try for Samoa.[12]

In 2013, Godinet was selected to play for the Samoans in their 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. He appeared in all four of the Samoans' games in the Tournament. He scored one try against the French in the group stage.

On 7 October 2014, Godinet was selected in the Samoa national rugby league team 24 man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pita Godinet NSWRL
  2. ^ Godinet and Houma secure NRL contracts warriors.co.nz, 26 February 2011
  3. ^ a b Pita Godinet prosportplayaz.co.nz
  4. ^ Auckland gulps up Shore league The Aucklander, 26 August 2010
  5. ^ Pita Godinet named in NSW Cup Team of the Year leagueunlimited.com, 9 September 2010
  6. ^ NZRL Upgrades Challenge Trophy For First Ever Kiwis-Samoa Test Voxy.co.nz, 15 October 2010
  7. ^ "NRL: Warriors sign two local youngsters". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Mackey, Turei (29 April 2011). "Local league wrap-up". Western Leader. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  9. ^ an one of eight Warriors to extend contracts rleague.com, 29 May 2011
  10. ^ Deane, Steve (23 July 2011). "NRL: Moon rising in team's centre stakes". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "NRL: Dream debut for Godinet". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  12. ^ Kiwis thump Samoa SkySport.co.nz, 16 October 2010
  13. ^ http://www.nrl.com/toa-samoa-name-four-nations-squad/tabid/10874/newsid/82434/default.aspx
  14. ^ http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/toa-samoa-name-four-nations-squad-15250/