24 April 1988 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (14.5 st; 203 lb)|
|Position||Wing, Centre, Second-row|
|As of 10 November 2011|
|Source: NRL Stats & Rugby League Project|
Junior Tia-Kilifi (JTK) (born 24 April 1988 in New Zealand) is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League, and previously played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. He is a Samoan international. Tia-Kilifi usually plays on the wing or as a centre. He attended Chifley College in Mt Druitt and St Dominics College in Penrith and played for the school team. Tia-Kilifi played his junior footy for the Minchinbury Jets.
Since joining the Bulldogs, Tia-Kilifi mostly played for their feeder side in the NSW Cup. At the end of the 2011 season, he moved back to the Panthers in a one-year contract. He then renewed his contract for another season.
- "Bulldogs sign young talent". The Daily Telegraph. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
- "Panthers add Etu Uaisele & Junior Tia-Kilifi to 2012 Squad". www.penrithpanthers.com.a. Penrith Panthers. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- "England 38-14 Samoa". BBC. 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2008-07-30.