Willie Manu

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Willie Manu
Willie Manu Hull FC.jpg
Manu while playing for Hull in 2007
Personal information
Full name Viliami Makamile Manu
Born (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 34)
Sydney, New South Wales
Playing information
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)[1]
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–03 Wests Tigers 50 5 0 0 20
2004 South Sydney 19 0 0 0 0
2005 St. George Illawarra 14 1 0 0 4
2006–07 Castleford Tigers 24 9 0 0 36
2007–12 Hull 165 36 0 0 144
2013–14 St Helens 33 6 0 0 24
Total 305 57 0 0 228
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–13 Tonga 11 2 0 0 8
2011–13 Exiles 3 1 0 0 4
Source: NRL Stats, RLP and SL Stats

Willie Manu (born 20 March 1980) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the St. Helens club of Super League. A Tonga national representative second-row forward, he previously played in the National Rugby League for Australian clubs the Wests Tigers, South Sydney Rabbitohs and St. George Illawarra Dragons. Manu moved to England and played for Super League clubs Castleford Tigers then Hull FC before joining St Helens, with whom he won the 2014 Super League championship.

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]

St. Helens reached the 2014 Super League Grand Final and Manu was selected to play from the interchnge bench in their 14-6 victory over Wigan Warriors.[5]

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
  5. ^ Cartwright, Phil (11 October 2014). "St Helens v Wigan as it happened". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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