Brayden Wiliame

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Brayden Wiliame
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Wiliame playing for the Knights in 2014.
Personal information
Born (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 23)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Parramatta Eels 6 3 0 0 12
2015– Manly Sea Eagles 17 5 0 0 20
Total 23 8 0 0 32
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–16 Fiji 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Brayden Wiliame (born 17 December 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League. He plays at centre and wing and can also play fullback.

Background[edit]

Born in Gosford, New South Wales, Wiliame is of Fijian descent and played his junior football for the Woy Woy Roosters, Umina Bunnies and Central Coast Harold Matthews Cup and S. G. Ball Cup squads, before signing a 3-year contract with the Melbourne Storm.

Playing career[edit]

From 2010 to 2012, Wiliame played for the Melbourne Storm's NYC team.[2]

In June 2010, Wiliame played for the New South Wales Under-18s team.[3]

In October 2010, Wiliame played for the junior Fiji team.[4]

In 2013, Wiliame joined the Parramatta Eels.

In Round 13 of the 2013 NRL season, Wiliame made his NRL debut for the Eels against the Sydney Roosters.[5][6]

At the end of 2013, Wiliame was released by the Eels and joined the Newcastle Knights for the 2014 season.

On 1 October 2014, Wiliame signed a 2-year contract with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles starting in 2015.[7] He made his debut for Manly in Round 2 of the 2015 NRL season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.[8]

On 2 May 2015, Wiliame played for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2015 Melanesian Cup.[9]

After playing on the wing in the opening two rounds of the 2016 NRL season, Wiliame was dropped to Manly's New South Wales Cup team to allow for the return from injury of fullback Brett Stewart. With Manly losing both games to the Bulldogs and Wests Tigers respectively, Wiliame remained winless in all first grade games and talk spread among Manly fans and the media that he was cursed. He was recalled to the side for the Sea Eagles' Anzac Day match against the Knights in Newcastle following a broken collar bone suffered by winger Jorge Taufua a week earlier against Parramatta. Wiliame crossed for his first NRL try of the season and broke his NRL duck as Manly ran out 26-10 winners over the bottom placed Knights.[10]

On 7 May 2016, Wiliame played for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2016 Melanesian Cup.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brayden Williame - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/20141020163708/http://rleague.com/players/Brayden-Williame_2814/Matches/. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "NSWRL WESTERN SYDNEY ACADEMY: NSWRL Under 18's Team Announcement". Westsydneyrl.leaguenet.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Junior Bati initiative to boost 2013 WC". Fijilive.com. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/20141020163953/http://rleague.com/players/Brayden-Willieme_3969/Matches/. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Promising trio added to Sea Eagles roster". Seaeagles.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  8. ^ "LATE MAIL: Leary out, Horo in". Seaeagles.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  9. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  10. ^ Injuries strike as Manly down Newcastle
  11. ^ "PNG stuns Fiji in a thriller". nrl.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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