David Solomona

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David Solomona
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Personal information
Full name David Joseph Solomona
Nickname Sola
Born (1978-01-26) 26 January 1978 (age 36)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–2000 Sydney City 21 3 0 0 12
2001–2003 Parramatta Eels 57 6 0 0 24
2004–2006 Wakefield 76 26 0 0 104
2007–2009 Bradford Bulls 60 21 0 0 84
2010–2012 Warrington Wolves 65 19 1 0 78
Total 279 75 1 0 302
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–2010 Samoa 7 3 0 0 12
2001–2006 New Zealand 13 0 0 0 0
As of 27 September 2009
Source: RLP & slstats

David Joseph Solomona[2] (born 26 January 1978 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Warrington Wolves of Europe's Super League. He is regularly amongst the top off-loaders in the competition. Solomona also attended St. Paul's College, Auckland, a school known for consistently producing the best rugby league team in the national secondary school competition.

National Rugby League[edit]

Solomona started his career in Australia with the Sydney City Roosters. He played form the interchange bench for the Roosters in their 2000 NRL grand final loss to the Brisbane Broncos. He played for Samoa in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

Solomona also played for the Parramatta Eels from the interchange bench in their 2001 NRL Grand Final loss to the Newcastle Knights.

Super League[edit]

Solomona spent three years at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats where his skills helped keep them in Super League. In 2004 he was named in the Super League Dream Team. He helped New Zealand to defeat Australia to win the 2005 Rugby League Tri Nations tournament.

Solomona signed for Bradford Bulls on 24 October 2006 for the 2007 season. He was the Bulls only ever-present player in 2007, making 32 appearances in his first year at the club. Blessed with tremendous ball handling skills he also has the ability to score tries himself and he scored 14 tries in 2007, including a hat trick.

Solomona missed the first 5 games of 2008 due to injury picked up in pre season. He again represented Samoa in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3]

Solomona played for the Warrington Wolves in the 2010 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Leeds Rhinos.[4]

Solomona has continued to feature in the Warrington Wolves squad throughout the 2011 season. He is mainly brought on as a replacement making good use of his strength and ball handling skills to make inroads into the opposing defence. but now does not play for Warrington wolves due to an injury he suffered last season which stopped him from playing super league he now lived back in Australia where he plays for an under team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The official Engage Super League web site". web page. Super League. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ SOLOMONA, DAVID JOSEPH 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 - KIWI #693 nzleague.co.nz
  3. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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