Harry Siejka

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Harry Siejka
Personal information
Born 3 February 1992 (1992-02-03) (age 22)
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
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 Penrith Panthers 4 0 1 0 2
2013 St George Illawarra 0 0 0 0 0
2014- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 1 0 2
As of 5 March 2014
Source: [1]

Harry Siejka (born 3 February 1992) is a rugby league player of Polish descent currently playing for Super League's Wakefield Wildcats, after playing for National Rugby League club the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Early years[edit]

Siejka was born in Bathurst in regional New South Wales. Siejka's preferred is at five-eighth but he can also play halfback.[2]

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.[3] He played for the Australian Schoolboys under-15 side.

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 30-18 loss at Dairy Farmers Stadium.[4] In his second first grade appearance for the Panthers, Siejka set up two of Penrith's three tries thanks to a grubber kick leading to Trent Waterhouse's 39th NRL career try, and then in the dying stages in the game he played a vital role into Ryan Walker's try via some "hot potato football" from Junior Vaivai.

Siejka joined the New Zealand Warriors for the 2013 season.[3]

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.[5]

On 14 feb 2014, Siejka signed on a one year contract with Wakefield Wildcats for the upcoming Super League season.