Harry Siejka

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Harry Siejka
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Personal information
Born 3 February 1992 (1992-02-03) (age 24)
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 a rugby league player of Polish descent currently playing for Bradford Bulls. He has also played for National Rugby League club St George Illawarra Dragons and Wakefield Wildcats in the Super League.

Early years[edit]

Siejka was born in Bathurst in regional New South Wales[2] and played his junior rugby league for the Bathurst Panthers. His preferred position is at five-eighth but he can also play halfback.[3]

Playing career 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 2010-2012 On 30 July 2011, Siejka made his National Rugby League [wikt:debut 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.[5] 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.[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]

2015 - 2015 Season

Siejka signed for Bradford on a 2 Year Deal. He featured in the pre-season friendlies against Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. He scored against Castleford Tigers (1 goal).

He featured in Round 1 (Leigh Centurions) to Round 2 (Whitehaven RLFC). Harry was banned for two rounds before playing in Round 5 (Batley Bulldogs) to Round 9 (London Broncos). He played in Round 18 (Workington Town) then in Round 13 (Featherstone Rovers). Siejka played in Qualifier 2 (Wakefield Wildcats) then in Qualifier 5 (Hull KR) to Qualifier 7 (Halifax RLFC). Harry played in the £1 Million Game (Wakefield Wildcats). He also featured in the Challenge Cup in Round 4 (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 6th 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

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