Kaysa Pritchard

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Kaysa Pritchard
Kaysapritchard.jpg
Pritchard playing for the Wentworthville Magpies in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 23)
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013– Parramatta Eels 39 2 0 0 8
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–17 Samoa 3 0 0 0 0
As of 11 June 2016
Source: [1]

Kaysa Pritchard (born 5 May 1994) is a Samoan international rugby league footballer who plays for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. He plays as a hooker.

Background[edit]

Pritchard was born in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia. He is of Samoan and Pakeha New Zealander (Anglo-Saxon New Zealander) descent.

He played his junior football for the Cabramatta Two Blues and attended Hoxton Park High School before being signed by the Parramatta Eels.

Pritchard is the younger brother of current Parramatta Eels player Frank Pritchard.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2012, Pritchard played for the Parramatta Eels' NYC team.[3]

2013[edit]

In Round 8, Pritchard made his NRL debut for the Eels against the North Queensland Cowboys. On 5 July, he re-signed with the Eels on a 2-year contract.[4]

2014[edit]

On 3 May, Pritchard played for the New South Wales Under-20s team against the Queensland Under-20s team.[5] On 8 September, he was named in the Samoa train-on squad for the 2014 Four Nations,[6] but didn't make the final 24-man squad.

2015[edit]

On 14 May 2015, it was revealed that Kaysa Pritchard let fellow Parramatta player Kenny Edwards take a urine sample for Pritchard on his behalf. Pritchard was temporarily stood down by the club. [7] [8]. On 11 July, Pritchard re-signed with the Eels on a 1-year contract.[9].

2016[edit]

On 26 February, Pritchard re-signed with the Eels on a 2-year contract.[10] On 7 May, he made his international debut for Samoa against Tonga in the 2016 Polynesian Cup.[11] Later in the year he represented Samoa in their historical test match against Fiji in Apia.

2017[edit]

Pritchard started the 2017 season at hooker for Parramatta in Round 1. He went on to play a further 15 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury against The St George Dragons. [12]. After being ruled out for the season, Pritchard made a shock return to The Parramatta side in their elimination final loss to North Queensland [13].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaysa Pritchard - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Parramatta Eel Kaysa Pritchard just grateful to be playing first grade". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140531104806/http://rleague.com/players/Kaysa-Pritchard_3625/Matches/. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Eels announce re-signing of youth | NRL". Zerotackle .com. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  5. ^ "NSW U20s ORIGIN SQUAD ANNOUNCED". Rugby League Week. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Samoa train on squad announced | NRL". Zerotackle.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  7. ^ https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/eels/nrl-2016-parramatta-eels-hooker-kaysa-pritchard-wants-to-repay-the-faith-shown-by-coach-brad-arthur/news-story/063f5ddba51257188844e7fc0180fc01
  8. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-14/parramatta-eels-forward-kenny-edwards-facing-ban-for-switching-/6468682
  9. ^ "Eels Re-Sign Seven Players - Eels". Parraeels.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Eels re-sign young forwards". Zero Tackle. 2015-08-29. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  11. ^ "Samoa too good for Tonga in fiery Pacific Test clash at Pirtek Stadium". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  12. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/kaysa-pritchard-injury-nrl-parramatta-table-nathan-peats-contract-news-knee-recovery-time/19eit7ujb7t4l1gk3cu5eu6uua
  13. ^ http://www.nrl.com/updated-team-lists-eels-v-cowboys/tabid/10874/newsid/112078/default.aspx

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