Jayson Bukuya

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Jayson Bukuya
Jayson Bukuya (10 November 2008).jpg
Bukuya at the 2008 RLWC
Personal information
Born (1989-04-21) 21 April 1989 (age 29)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Prop

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–13 Cronulla Sharks 59 13 0 0 52
2014 New Zealand Warriors 18 2 0 0 8
2015– Cronulla Sharks 85 10 0 0 40
Total 162 25 0 0 100
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–15 Fiji 10 3 0 0 12
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

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.

Background[edit]

Bukuya was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Bukuya is of Indian-Fijian descent.

He attended Sandgate District State High School, he was also a Aspley and Norths Brisbane junior [2].

Playing career[edit]

2008-13[edit]

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.[3] During his first stint with the Sharks, Bukuya played in 59 NRL games, and scored 13 tries.

2014[edit]

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.[4]

2015-present[edit]

On 11 November 2014, Bukuya signed a two-year deal to rejoin the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[5] In 2016, he was a part of the Sharks maiden premiership winning grand final team.[6] 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.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Bukuya Rugby League Project
  2. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/cronulla-forward-jayson-bukuya-in-frame-for-queensland-emerging-origin-spot/news-story/3894ce5a5093f35d5db0a4f56956203c?sv=5bc9d9060e90628d9f7c9cfa4f2593a0
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  4. ^ Media, NRL Digital. "Vodafone Warriors sign Thompson".
  5. ^ "Bukuya returns to Sharks on two-year deal". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com.
  6. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2016/10/02/2016-grand-final-sharks-player-ratings/
  7. ^ https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/melbourne-storm-cronulla-sharks-nrl-finals-live-blog-video-highlights/322aa602-8563-4081-97af-5691ce074d53
  8. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2017/sep/10/cronulla-sharks-v-north-queensland-cowboys-nrl-elimination-final-live

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