Adam Watene

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Adam Watene
Adam Watene.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Morlock, Monster, The Gentle Giant
Born (1977-10-07)7 October 1977
Died 13 October 2008(2008-10-13) (aged 31)
Wakefield, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 17 st 0 lb (108 kg)
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005 Castleford Tigers 28 6 0 0 24
2006 Bradford Bulls 4 0 0 0 0
2006–08 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 58 6 0 0 24
Total 90 12 0 0 48
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Cook Islands
As of 4 May 2008

Adam Watene (7 October 1977 – 13 October 2008) was a Maori Cook Islands rugby league player. He played as a prop for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Heritage № 1237), Bradford Bulls, Castleford Tigers and represented the Cook Islands.

Career[edit]

In 2005 Watene helped the Castleford Tigers gain promotion to Super League. He was signed by Brian Noble in 2006 for the Bradford Bulls[1] but only spent one year at the club before leaving for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.[2] In 2007 Watene was one of Wakefield's best players, despite only scoring one try[citation needed].

Death[edit]

On 13 October 2008 Wakefield announced that he died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 31 after collapsing during a weight training session in the gym.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Watene had a wife and two children,

His wife is Mo Watene.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradford sign Tigers prop Watene
  2. ^ Wakefield sign duo from Bradford
  3. ^ Adam Watene's death from heart attack stuns Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, David Burke, Daily Telegraph, 13 October 2008
  4. ^ "Wildcats mourn death of Watene". Super League. 13 October 2008. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Rugby 'Wags' Show Posh And Co The Way!". Leeds Rhinos. 

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