Dylan Napa

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Dylan Napa
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Personal information
Born (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 26)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb)
Playing information
PositionProp, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–18 Sydney Roosters 121 2 0 0 8
2019– Canterbury Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0
Total 121 2 0 0 8
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Cook Islands 3 0 0 0 0
2014–16 Prime Minister's XIII 2 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Queensland 5 0 0 0 0
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Dylan Hercules Napa[2] (born 13 November 1992) is a Cook Islands international rugby league footballer who plays for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the National Rugby League as a prop.

Early years[edit]

Napa was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He grew up in a family with a Cook Islands born father and an Australian mother.[3]

He attended St Patricks College, Shorncliffe and then went on to play junior football for the Brighton Roosters, Aspley Devils, the Brisbane Brothers before being signed by the Sydney Roosters. Napa played for the Roosters NYC team in 2011 and 2012.[4] Napa was named as a prop in the inaugural under 20s State of Origin match for Queensland in 2012.[5] At the end of 2012, Napa was named on the interchange bench in the under 20s team of the year.[6]

Napa cites Karmichael Hunt and Sonny Bill Williams as two inspirations for his playing style while growing up.[7]

Napa playing for the Newtown Jets in 2012

Playing career[edit]


In Round 15 of the 2013 NRL season, Napa made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs off the interchange bench in the Roosters 20-18 win at ANZ Stadium.[8] In his third match, against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Napa put on one of the biggest hits of the year on Sharks captain Paul Gallen in the Roosters 22-32 loss at Remondis Stadium.[9][10] Napa played in 7 matches for the Roosters in his debut year in the NRL, missing out on a grand final spot due to Luke O'Donnell recovering from injury. At the end of the season, Napa played in all three matches for the Cook Islands at the 2013 World Cup.[11][12] Napa made his Cook Islands international debut against the United States in the 32-20 loss at Memorial Stadium.[13]


Napa played for the Roosters in their 36-14 2014 World Club Challenge victory over the 2013 Super League champions, the Wigan Warriors.[14] Napa played in 24 matches in the 2014 NRL season.


In January, Napa was a member of the newly established QAS emerging Maroons squad.[15] He played for the Roosters in the Auckland Nines.[16] In round 2, against cross-city rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs, he scored his first NRL career try in the Roosters' 26-34 loss at ANZ Stadium,[17] and soon after re-signed with the Roosters until the end of the 2017 season.[18] Napa was included in the Queensland squad for the 2015 State of Origin series, being named as 18th man in game 1 and game 3.[19][20] He played in 27 matches for the Roosters, and scored a try, during the season.[21]


On 12 January, Napa was again selected in the QAS emerging Maroons squad.[22] On 5 February 2016, Napa was one of eight players from the Maroons emerging camp who was banned from representing Queensland for 12-months after breaking curfew in Brisbane.[23] In round 6, against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Roosters 17-10 win at ANZ Stadium, Napa earned the man of the match honours after he had scored a try, completed 40 tackles and made 151 metres from 19 runs.[24] Napa finished off the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring one try for the Roosters.


Ahead of the 2017 season, Napa re-signed with the Roosters for a further two years, keeping at the club until the end of 2019.[25]


In 2018, Napa was part of the Eastern Suburbs side which won their 4th minor premiership in 6 years. On 27 August, Napa was handed a 3 match suspension by the NRL after being charged with dangerous contact on Andrew McCullough. The suspension meant that Napa missed the clubs week one finals victory over Cronulla and the preliminary final win against Souths. On 30 September, Napa played in Easts 21-6 victory over Melbourne in the 2018 NRL grand final.[26][27] On 25 November, Napa signed a contract to join the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the 2019 season. The deal was reportedly worth $2 million over 3 years.[28]


2019 is the first of a three year deal that Napa signed with the Bulldogs.[29]. In January 2019 a video was released of Napa having sex with a young woman asking her to call him big papi and big papa, which was shot on a end of season trip to the United States after the Roosters 2013 NRL Grand Final victory. A second video was released of Napa pleasuring himself to former Roosters teammate Kane Evans and a third video was threatened to be leaked.[30]


  1. ^ "Dylan Napa - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  2. ^ "NRL grand final: Dylan Napa's job is to rattle the Storm's cage". The Australian. 28 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sonny Bill Williams Inspires Rookie Rooster Dylan Napa". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ NRL (2012-04-16). "Toyota U/20's Origin squads named". NRL (National Rugby League). NRL. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Toyota Cup Team of the Year". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  7. ^ Phil Lutton. "No regrets for Dylan Napa, the aspiring Brisbane Bronco who embraced Bondi". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Sonny Bill Williams Stars as Roosters Hold Off Bulldogs". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  9. ^ "Sharks Savage Roosters' Premiership Credentials". The Australian. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  10. ^ Brad Walter. "Napa shows old school head on big shoulders". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  11. ^ "Cook Islands Announce Squad For Rugby League World Cup | NRL". Triple M. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  12. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013". Rlwc2013.com. 1992-11-13. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  13. ^ "USA Tomahawaks Upset Cook Islands in Rugby League World Cup Debut". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  14. ^ Andy Wilson. "Sydney Roosters overpower Wigan Warriors to win World Club Challenge | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  15. ^ "Queensland name 2015 emerging squads". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com.
  16. ^ "ROOSTERS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  17. ^ "South Sydney Rabbitohs down Sydney Roosters in epic NRL round two clash". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  18. ^ "Roosters re-sign Dylan Napa". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  19. ^ "State of Origin 2015 : Dylan Napa to Debut if Meninga Rectifies 43kg Bench Mismatch". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  20. ^ "State of Origin Game : Dylan Napa Bashes Himself into Maroons Contention". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  21. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  22. ^ "Maroons name Emerging Origin squad". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  23. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  24. ^ "Dylan Napa fires Sydney Roosters past South Sydney for first NRL win". Stuff.co.nz. 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  25. ^ Carayannis, Michael. "Sydney Roosters re-sign prop Dylan Napa until the end of NRL season 2019". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  26. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-27/dylan-napa-accepts-three-match-nrl-suspension/10168796
  27. ^ https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/live-nrl-grand-final-2018-storm-vs-roosters-from-anz-stadium/news-story/201676e5e809c4713bcd150d9d0687da
  28. ^ https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/david-klemmer-newcastle-knights-dylan-napa-canterbury-bulldogs/1jim8ba5mtbzy1gdh92toq1y4b
  29. ^ "Dylan Napa joins the Bulldogs on a three year deal". bulldogs.com.au. 26 November 2018.
  30. ^ "Dylan Napa, 26, hires high-power legal team after a second graphic sex tape leaks". dailymail.co.uk. 13 January 2019.

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