Sam Moa

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Sam Moa
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Personal information
Full name Samuela Moa
Nickname Little Sam, Big Sam
Born (1986-08-14) August 14, 1986 (age 27)
Tonga
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Cronulla Sharks 1 0 0 0 0
2009–2012 Hull F.C. 78 7 0 0 28
2013- Sydney Roosters 34 6 0 0 24
Total 113 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–2013 Tonga 8 0 0 0 0
2013–2014 New Zealand 4 1 0 0 4
As of 10 May 2014
Source: [2]

Samuela "Sam" Moa (born 14 August 1986) is a professional rugby league player who has represented Tonga and has been selected for New Zealand, and currently plays his club football for Sydney Roosters in the NRL and was a former Hull F.C. favourite in the Super League competition. His position of choice is at prop forward.

Playing career[edit]

Sam Moa playing for Cronulla

Moa started his career at NRL side Wests Tigers before signing with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2008 and playing in one National Rugby League match.

He was signed by Hull FC in January 2009 and arrived a week before the club's fixture with Huddersfield Giants which he featured off the bench in his debut. Moa is good friends with fellow Hull F.C. and Tonga team mate Willie Manu and former Hull F.C. and Tonga team mate Epalahame Lauaki (now at Wigan Warriors). The trio were commonly known by the Hull fans as 'The Tongan Mafia'.[citation needed]

Sam signed for the Sydney Roosters for the 2013 NRL season, winning the premiership with them at the end of the season.

Representative career[edit]

Moa first played for Tonga in 2006 as part of the 2008 World Cup qualifying series.

Moa was subsequently picked in the 2008 World Cup squad and went on to feature in all three of Tonga's matches at the tournament. However, he has declared himself eligible for selection for New Zealand at the next world cup citing his desire to be part of a world cup winning squad. Despite playing for Tonga against Samoa in the Pacific Rugby League International in April 2013, he played for New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hull F.C.". web page. Hull F.C. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Sam Moa rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013: NZ star Williams opts out". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-08.