Charlie Wabo

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Charlie Wabo
Charlie Wabo 2013.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-11-19) 19 November 1984 (age 32)
Papua New Guinea
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Brian Bell Bulldogs
Mendi Muruks
2009–10 Hunslet Hawks 41 8 0 0 32
Hela Wigmen
2015 Newcastle Thunder 17 5 0 0 20
Total 58 13 0 0 52
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 Papua New Guinea 13 1 0 0 4
Source: [1]

Charlie Wabo is a rugby league player for Newcastle Thunder in the Kingstone Press League 1. He plays as a hooker. He is a former Papua New Guinea international.

Wabo in action in 2013

Wabo is from the Okapa District of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

In August 2008, Wabo was named in the Papua New Guinea training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup[2] and in October he was named in the final PNG squad.[3]

Wabo was named in the interchange in each of PNG's three games in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

In 2009 Wabo moved to England to play for Hunslet Hawks in Championship One.

Wabo was named as part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2009 Pacific Cup.[4] He was used as an impact sub playing hooker to great effect. His trademark solid tackling and flamboyant play ensured, along with David Mead, he was one of the crowd favorites for the PNG Kumuls during the Pacific Cup.

He played for Papua New Guinea in the 2010 Four Nations tournament. In 2011 he returned to play in Papua New Guinea. In 2013 He played in the Rugby League World Cup for Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ Charlie Wabo Rugby League Project
  2. ^ "PNG name preliminary squad". 2008-08-01. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Wilshere handed Kumuls captaincy". BBC. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  4. ^ Kumuls named The National, 12 October 2009

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