Eddie Paea

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Eddie Paea
EDDIE PAEA in 2013.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-02-08) 8 February 1988 (age 30)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Rugby league
Position Halfback, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–08 South Sydney Rabbitohs 8 3 1 0 14
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–10 Tonga 5 1 4 0 12
Rugby union
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 Tonga 2 0 0 0 0
As of 10 November 2017
Source: [1][2]

Edmond "Eddie" Paea (born 8 February 1988) is an Australian-born rugby footballer who is a dual-code rugby international for Tonga. Beginning his professional career playing rugby league with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League, Paea made his debut for the Tongan rugby league team at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, before changing to rugby union and representing the Tongan rugby union team.

Rugby league career[edit]

Paea made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs in round 26 of the 2006 season against the Wests Tigers. A Junior Kiwi representative,[3] Paea was named in Tonga's squad for the 2008 World Cup.[4] Paea scored his first senior international try in the World Cup match against Scotland on 8 November 2008. He also converted one try.[5] Paea spent the majority of his time whilst contracted with South Sydney playing for their feeder team, the North Sydney Bears, in the NSW Cup. Paea made a total of 42 appearances for Norths, scoring 15 tries, kicking 79 goals and scoring a total of 218 points. [6]

International caps
Cap Date Venue Opponent Competition T G FG Points
1
31 October 2008 Penrith Stadium, Sydney  Samoa 2008 World Cup
0
0
0
0
2
8 November 2008 Browne Park, Rockhampton  Scotland
1
1
0
6
3
25 October 2009 Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby  Papua New Guinea 2009 Pacific Cup
0
1
0
2
4
31 October 2009 Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby  Fiji
0
1
0
2
5
24 October 2010 Parramatta Stadium, Sydney  Samoa
0
1
0
2

Rugby union career[edit]

Paea played Rugby Union in Krasnoyarsk Russia for Krasny Yar [7] as a first-5.[8] They are currently the holders of the Russian Cup and were the 2015 Russian Champions.[9]

International caps
Cap Date Venue Opponent Competition T G FG Points
1
8 June 2011 Surrey  United States 2011 Churchill Cup
0
0
0
0
2
23 June 2012 Churchill Park, Lautoka  Fiji 2012 Pacific Nations Cup
0
0
0
0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eddie Paea". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "Eddie Paea - Tonga". ESPN Scrum. 
  3. ^ "League: Paea called into Kiwis". The New Zealand Herald. 2 Nov 2007. Retrieved 11 Nov 2008. 
  4. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  5. ^ "The pipes fell silent". The Morning Bulletin. 10 Nov 2008. Retrieved 11 Nov 2008. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.ssralmanac.com/mobile/pastplayers_bears.htm
  7. ^ http://www.yar-rugby.ru/
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM1JmI1iwO8
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxBUauTJ6T8

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