Willie Manu

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Willie Manu
Willie Manu Hull FC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Viliami Makamile Manu
Born (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 35)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock
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 Castleford Tigers 24 9 0 0 36
2007–12 Hull F.C. 165 36 0 0 144
2013–14 St Helens 32 6 0 0 24
2015– Sydney Roosters 3 0 0 0 0
Total 307 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
As of 24 January 2015
Source: RLP

Willie Manu (born 20 March 1980) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby 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,[1] and in October 2008 he was named in the final 24-man Tonga squad.[2] He played for Tonga in 2009 in a Test match against the New Zealand Kiwis.[3]

St. Helens reached the 2014 Super League Grand Final and Manu was selected to play from the interchange bench in their 14-6 victory over Wigan Warriors.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tug-of-war over Mason". Sky Sports. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  3. ^ Mateo to headline Tonga's act in Test nrl.com, 8 October 2009
  4. ^ Cartwright, Phil (11 October 2014). "St Helens v Wigan as it happened". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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