Willie Manu

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Willie Manu
Willie Manu Hull FC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Viliami Makamile Manu
Nickname Manu
Born (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 34)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–2003 Wests Tigers 50 5 0 0 20
2004 South Sydney 19 0 0 0 0
2005 St. George Illawarra 14 1 0 0 4
2006–2007 Castleford Tigers 24 9 0 0 36
2007–2012 Hull 165 36 0 0 144
2013– St Helens 33 6 0 0 24
Total 305 57 0 0 228
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–2013 Tonga 11 2 0 0 8
2011–2013 Exiles 3 1 0 0 4
As of 1 May 2014
Source: NRL Stats, RLP and SL Stats

Willie Manu (born 20 March 1980) is an Australian rugby league footballer of Tongan descent who plays for St Helens of Super League. He previously played for the Wests Tigers, South Sydney Rabbitohs and St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League as well as the Castleford Tigers and Hull FC in Super League.

In August 2008, Willie Manu was named in the Tonga training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup,[2] and in October 2008 he was named in the final 24-man Tonga squad.[3] He played for Tonga in 2009 in a Test match against the New Zealand Kiwis.[4]

"The Tongan Mafia"[edit]

Manu is good friends with ex Hull F.C. and fellow Tonga team mates Sam Moa and Epalahame Lauaki. The trio were commonly known by the Hull fans as 'The Tongan Mafia'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hull F.C.". web page. Hull F.C. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tug-of-war over Mason". Sky Sports. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  4. ^ Mateo to headline Tonga's act in Test nrl.com, 8 October 2009

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