Jordan Rapana

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Jordan Rapana
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Rapana playing for the Mount Pritchard Mounties in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 25)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Gold Coast Titans 6 6 0 0 24
2014– Canberra Raiders 17 7 0 0 28
Total 23 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 New Zealand Māori 1 0 0 0 0
2013 Cook Islands 2 0 2 0 4
As of 20 July 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Jordan Rapana (born 15 August 1989) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays as a winger and fullback.

Background[edit]

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Rapana is of Cook Island descent and moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland as a 10-year-old, playing his junior football for the Tugun Seahawks, before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans. He attended Palm Beach Currumbin State High School.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2008, Rapana played for the Gold Coast Titans' NYC team.[1]

2008[edit]

In Round 18 of the 2008 NRL season, Rapana made his NRL debut for the Titans against the Sydney Roosters.[2] At the end of 2008, he was named on the interchange bench in the 2008 NYC Team of the Year and played for the New Zealand Māori rugby league team.

Rapana playing for the New Zealand Māori in 2008.

2009[edit]

In 2009, Rapana left the NRL for a two-year Mormon mission.[3]

2011[edit]

In June 2011, Rapana signed a contract with Super Rugby team, Western Force, starting in 2012.[4][5]

2013[edit]

In 2013, Rapana moved to Canberra to play for the Queanbeyan Blues in the TTM Canberra Raiders Cup and also to train with the Brumbies in the hope of gaining a contract.[3][6] On 24 June 2013, he signed a 2-year contract with the Canberra Raiders effective immediately.[6] At the end of 2013, he played for the Cook Islands in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

2014[edit]

On 7 August 2014, Rapana re-signed with the Raiders on a 1-year contract.[7] In Round 22 of the 2014 NRL season, he made his debut for the Raiders against the Parramatta Eels,[8] his first NRL game since 2008.

2015[edit]

On 8 May 2015, Rapana re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "NRL 2008 - Round 18". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  3. ^ a b Chris Wilson (2014-08-05). "Anthony Milford to halves as Canberra Raiders make massive changes". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Force sign cross-code youngster | Live Rugby News". Espnscrum.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  5. ^ Justin Chadwick. "Force recruit NRL's Will Tupou". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Jordan Rapana signs with the Raiders | NRL". Zerotackle.com. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  7. ^ "Jordan Rapana Re-Signs with the Raiders for 2015". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Late Mail NRL: Raiders v Eels". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  9. ^ "Rapana Re-Signs". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 

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