Bukuya at the 2008 RLWC
21 April 1989|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Lock, Prop|
As of 4 March 2018
Jayson Bukuya (born 21 April 1989) is a Fijian international rugby league footballer who plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League. He plays as a lock or in the second-row. Bukuya was part of the Cronulla team that won their maiden premiership title in the 2016 season.
He attended Sandgate District State High School, he was also a Aspley and Norths Brisbane junior .
Bukuya made his National Rugby League debut for the Cronulla Sharks in 2008. Bukuya played all 4 games for Fiji at the 2008 World Cup, and was again named in the Fiji squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. During his first stint with the Sharks, Bukuya played in 59 NRL games, and scored 13 tries.
He joined the New Zealand Warriors for the 2014 season. He finished off the year playing 18 NRL games and scoring 2 tries. On 1 November 2014, Bukuya was released from his Warriors' contract on compassionate grounds to return to Sydney.
On 11 November 2014, Bukuya signed a two-year deal to rejoin the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. In 2016, he was a part of the Sharks maiden premiership winning grand final team. In 2017, Bakuya was part of the Cronulla side which qualified for the finals but were eliminated in week one after suffering a shock defeat to North Queensland 15-14. In 2018, Bakuya made 21 appearances for Cronulla as the club reached the preliminary final before being defeated by Melbourne 22-6.
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