Setaimata Sa

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Setaimata Sa
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Personal information
Born (1987-09-14) 14 September 1987 (age 27)
Samoa
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)[1]
Playing information
Rugby league
Position Second-row, Centre, Lock, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–09 Sydney Roosters 66 13 0 0 52
2010–12 Catalans Dragons 69 24 0 0 96
2014– Hull FC 10 3 0 0 12
Total 145 40 0 0 160
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006 Samoa 5 5 0 0 20
2008 New Zealand 4 1 0 0 4
Rugby union
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–14 London Irish 4 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 Samoa 1 0 0 0 0
As of 17 September 2009
Source: Rugby League Project

Setaimata Sa (born 14 September 1987 in Samoa[2]) is a rugby league footballer who currently plays for Hull FC in the Super League.

Rugby league career[edit]

Sa was previously a part of the Sydney Roosters before his bad behaviour had cost him his contract at the club. He has also represented Samoa on 5 occasions scoring 4 tries. In 2006 he was selected for the New Zealand Tri-Nations squad but was not selected for any of the matches in the series. In 2007 he was in running to be selected for New Zealand again but missed out through injury along with Kiwi international and Sydney Roosters teammate Iosia Soliola. He also attended Shirley Boy's High School in Christchurch where he played Rugby for the school's first XV. Sa,is a member of the World Cup winning New Zealand team beating Australia in the 2008 World Cup Final at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. His junior club was the Papanui Tigers in the Canterbury Rugby League competition.

He was been called up for the 2008 ANZAC day test at the SCG.[3]

He is eligible to represent Samoa.[4]

FG debut: Round 7 2006 v. St George Illawarra Dragons Samoan National team New Zealand Tri-Nations squad

In August 2008, Sa was named in the New Zealand training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup,[5] and in October 2008, he was named in the final 24-man Kiwi squad.[6]

On 30 August 2009, Setaimata Sa was charged with assault, resisting arrest, malicious damage and failure to leave a licenced premises, after a drunken episode in a Sydney hotel.[7]

He played for the Catalans Dragons in 2010 after sealing a release from the final two years of his Roosters contract. The deal was a part exchange transfer involving Jason Ryles moving in the opposite direction.[8]

In 2014 Sa moved to Hull FC on a contract until the end of 2015.[9]

Rugby union career[edit]

In 2012 Sa signed a contract to switch codes and play rugby union for the London Irish club, which was finally completed in Jan 2013 after he received a work permit.[10][11]

On 9 November 2012 he made his debut for the Samoan national team against Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragons Catalans". web page. Dragons Catalans S.A.S.P. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Islanders to follow money trail: Sa". League HQ (Fairfax Digital). 14 July 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Kiwis call up Test surprises". Fox Sports. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "NRL's island talent". Samoa Observer. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Kiwis to wait on Webb and Matai". BBC. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "Setaimata Sa detained by police after running riot at hotel". The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Sa joins Johnson at Dragons". superleague.co.uk. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.hullfc.com/article/34474/hull-fc-confirm-signing-of-setaimata-sa
  10. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3823_8423049,00.html
  11. ^ Former Kiwi Sa signs with English club rugby The Press, 3 May 2012

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