Sitaleki Akauola

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Sitaleki Akauola
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Akauola playing for the Tigers in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Sitaleki-Moala Akauola
Born (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 22)
Manurewa, New Zealand
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013– Wests Tigers 11 1 0 0 4
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 Tonga 1 0 0 0 0
As of 21 October 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Sitaleki Akauola (born 7 April 1992) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the Wests Tigers of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays second-row and lock, but can fill in at wing.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Manurewa, New Zealand, Akauola played his junior football for the Manurewa Marlins, and was in the New Zealand Warriors junior system before being signed by the Wests Tigers. He played for the Tigers' NYC team in 2012.[1] "The Auckland Rugby League from New Zealand got me a trial with the Tigers out in Campbelltown. Two weeks after that I had a trial with NYC," he said.[2] Akauola played from the bench and set up two tries as Wests Tigers won the 2012 NYC Grand Final.[3]

In Round 5 of the 2013 NRL season, Akauola made his NRL debut for the Tigers against the Melbourne Storm.[4][5] It would be his only appearance for the season.

On 29 July 2014, Akauola re-signed with the Tigers on a 2-year contract.[6] Midseason, Akauola played a string of games from the bench or in the second row. Towards the end of the 2014 season, he played four games on the wing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2014/07/29/akauola_re_signs_with_wests_tigers.html
  2. ^ Encarnaclon, Matt (1 September). "Akauola's re-signing makes huge impact". nrl.com. Retrieved 1 September 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Wests Tigers 2012 NYC Toyota Cup Premiers". rleague.com. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sitaleki Akauola player results, scores, news and statistics". Rleague.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Team Changes: Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm". Weststigers.com.au. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2014/07/29/akauola_re_signs_with_wests_tigers.html

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