David Faiumu

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David Faiumu
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Personal information
Full name David Maniapoto Faiumu[1]
Nickname Fui
Born (1983-04-30) 30 April 1983 (age 33)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb) [2]
Playing information
Position Hooker, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–08 North Queensland 76 8 0 0 32
2008–14 Huddersfield 162 14 0 0 56
Total 238 22 0 0 88
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–07 New Zealand 10 1 0 0 4
2010 Samoa 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Exiles 2 0 0 0 0
As of 26 September 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

David Faiumu (born 30 April 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league footballer, last playing for the Huddersfield Giants of Super League. A Samoa and New Zealand international representative forward, he previously played in the National Rugby League for the North Queensland Cowboys.

Playing career[edit]

Faiumu played from the interchange bench in the North Queensland Cowboys' first ever Grand Final in 2005 which they lost to the Wests Tigers. Faiumu was selected to play for the New Zealand national team in the 2005 Tri-Nations Final 24-0 win against Australia.[3] On 7 June 2008, It was announced that Faiumu had been granted a release from his contract with the Cowboys and was expected to sign with the Huddersfield Giants[4] which he did. whilst he has been playing for Huddersfield he has turned into a fans favorite and they have made up a chant going; 'he steps to left, he steps to the right, david faiumu he'll make you look s***e' He was named in the Samoa training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

David Faiumu was selected for the Exiles squad for the Rugby League International Origin Match against England at Headingley on 10 June 2011.[6]

Faiumu left Huddersfield at the end of the 2014 season, retiring from the game and taking up a position as the Giant's Developmental Officer.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2004 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 13 1 0 0 4
2005 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 21 5 0 0 20
2006 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 18 2 0 0 8
2007 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 20 0 0 0 0
2008 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 3 0 0 0 0
2009 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 30 3 0 0 12
2010 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 32 4 0 0 16
2011 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 2 0 0 8
2012 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 25 2 0 0 8
2013 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28 2 0 0 8
2014 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 20 1 0 0 4

Representative statistics[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2005  New Zealand 5 1 0 0 4
2006  New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
2007  New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
2007  New Zealand 3 0 0 0 0
2010  Samoa 1 0 0 0 0
2011 Exiles 1 0 0 0 0
2012 Exiles 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAIUMU, DAVID MANIAPOTO 2005 - 2007 - KIWI #721 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". web page. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Anzac Test Match2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Article from The Townsville Bulletin
  5. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Warrington dominate Exiles picks for Origin fixture". bbc.co.uk. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  7. ^ "David Faiumu leaves Huddersfield Giants after play-off loss". BBC Sport. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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