Harry Siejka

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Harry Siejka
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Personal information
Born 3 February 1992 (1992-02-03) (age 25)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 Penrith Panthers 4 0 1 0 2
2014 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 9 1 0 0 4
2014(loan) Featherstone Rovers 3 0 4 0 8
2015 Bradford Bulls 15 1 4 0 12
Total 31 2 9 0 26
As of 3 October 2015
Source: [1]

Harry Siejka (born 3 February 1992) is an Australian rugby league player currently playing for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. He has also played for a National Rugby League club, the St George Illawarra Dragons, and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Bradford Bulls in the Super League. His preferred position is at five-eighth but he can also play halfback.[2]

Early years[edit]

Siejka was born in Bathurst in regional New South Wales[3] and is of Polish descent. He played his junior rugby league for the Bathurst Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

Siejka joined the Penrith Panthers in 2008 on a A$75,000 three-year deal, a then record for a 16-year-old.[4] He played for the Australian Schoolboys under-15 side.

He played in the Penrith NYC Team from 2010 until 2012. On 30 July 2011, Siejka made his National Rugby League debut for the Panthers against the North Queensland Cowboys. Siejka made 25 tackles and kicked a goal in his side's 18-30 loss at Dairy Farmers Stadium.[5] In his second first grade appearance, Siejka set up two of Penrith's three tries thanks to a grubber kick which lead to Trent Waterhouse's 39th NRL career try, and then, in the dying stages of the game, he played a vital role in Ryan Walker's try via some "hot potato football" from Junior Vaivai.[citation needed]

Siejka joined the New Zealand Warriors for the 2013 season.[4]

On 12 June 2013 Siejka was released from his Warriors contract, after failing to make a single first-grade appearance for the club. He subsequently joined the St. George Illawarra Dragons for the remainder of the 2013 season and began training with their NSW Cup team, the Illawarra Cutters.[6]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Siejka signed for Bradford on a 2 Year Deal. He featured in the pre-season friendlies against Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. He scored a goal against the Castleford Tigers.

He featured in round 1 (Leigh Centurions) and round 2 (Whitehaven RLFC). Harry was banned for two rounds before playing in four games between round 5 (Batley Bulldogs) and round 9 (London Broncos). He played in round 18 (Workington Town) and in round 13 (Featherstone Rovers). Siejka played in Qualifier 2 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) and then in the games between Qualifier 5 (Hull KR) and Qualifier 7 (Halifax RLFC). Siejka played in the £1 Million Game against the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. He also featured in the Challenge Cup in round 4, against Workington Town. He scored against Leigh Centurions (2 goals), Whitehaven RLFC (2 goals) and Workington Town (1 try).

He was released from his contract by mutual consent on 6 November 2015[7]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics do not include pre-season friendlies.

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2015 Bradford Bulls 15 1 4 0 12
Total 15 1 4 0 12

Later years[edit]

In 2016, Seijka played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW.[8]

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