|Tadulala while representing Fiji at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup|
3 March 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||14 st 10 lb (93 kg)|
|2004–07||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||89||38||0||0||148|
|2011||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||7||1||0||0||4|
|As of 16 November 2012|
Semi Tadulala (born 3 March 1978) is a Fijian professional rugby league football winger for Australian Queensland Cup club Northern Pride. A Fiji international representative at rugby league and rugby union, he previously played in the National Rugby League for Australia's Melbourne Storm club, in Super League for England's Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and in the Co-operative Championship for Keighley Cougars. He has also played for Gloucester Rugby and Leeds Carnegie at rugby union.
Tadulala played for Fiji in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup while playing for the Western Suburbs Panthers in the Queensland Cup. His first National Rugby League club was the Melbourne Storm whom he played with until 2003.
He then moved to the UK, joining the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Gloucester Rugby Union Club tried to sign him but the deal fell through and he returned to Wakefield, although he missed much of the 2006/2007 season with an arm injury. In August 2007, it was announced that he would leave Wakefield.
Tadulala signed for the Bradford Bulls in September 2007. He scored eight tries, including two hat-tricks, for the Bulls in his first eight games. He ended his first season with Bulls as the club's leading tryscorer for the 2008 campaign. He signed a new one-year deal for the 2009 season.
Playing for Fiji in the 2008 World Cup
Moving to rugby union with Gloucester
On 25 January 2010, following the conclusion of Fiji's European tour, Gloucester Rugby announced the signing of Tadulala on a short-term contract. However, in early May 2010, head coach Bryan Redpath announced on BBC Radio Gloucestershire that Tadulala was to be released at the end of the 2009/10 season. He played just two games for the club.
Return to rugby league
On 17 December 2011, Tadulala signed for Keighley Cougars, continuing his work in an off-field capacity for previous club Wakefield, while on match terms at Cougar Park.
Return to Australia with Northern Pride
On 7 November 2012, Tadulala returned to Australia, signing for Australian Queensland Cup club Northern Pride and re-joining Jason Demetriou, the new Pride Head Coach and his former coach at Keighley Cougars.
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