Lagi Setu

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Lagi Setu
Lagi Setu (2 August 2008).jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 31)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Playing information
PositionSecond-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–08 St. George Illawarra 31 1 0 0 4
2009–10 Brisbane Broncos 33 4 0 0 16
2013 Melbourne Storm 8 1 0 0 4
2015 Sydney Roosters 2 0 0 0 0
2015- Queensland Country 3 0 0 0 0
Total 77 6 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Samoa 2 0 0 0 0
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Lagi Setu (born 25 February 1988) is a Samoan international rugby footballer. In League he primarily plays second-row, prop, and lock.

Early life[edit]

Born in Auckland, New Zealand. Setus’ family moved to Ipswich, Queensland, where he was educated at Ipswich Grammar School.[2]

He played his junior football in Ipswich Jets, also playing rugby union, before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Playing career[edit]

He played for the Dragons' Premier League reserve-grade team in 2006. In Round 2 of the 2007 NRL season he made his NRL debut for the Dragons against the Newcastle Knights. In 2008, Setu played 2 games for the Dragons' Toyota Cup team, scoring 1 try.[3]

On 31 July 2008, Setu signed a contract with the Brisbane Broncos starting in 2009.[4]

In 2010, Setu announced he would be leaving the Broncos to serve a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Birmingham, England starting in 2011.[5]

On 13 September 2012, Setu announced his return from his mission, signing a 1-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2013.[6] His first game was interchange for Storm's 2013 World Club Challenge win over Leeds.

He has signed with the Canberra Raiders for the 2014 season on a two-year deal.[7] Setu didn't make an appearance for the Raiders in the 2014 season.

On 6 November 2014, Setu signed a 1-year deal with the Sydney Roosters for the 2015 season.[8][9]

Representative career[edit]

In 2008, Setu was named in the Samoan training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[10][11] He made the final squad and played 2 games.

Rugby Union[edit]

After the 2015 Rugby League season, Lagi returned to Rugby Union, signing with Queensland Country[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ https://m.qt.com.au/news/apn-setu-embraces-samoan/79553/
  3. ^ http://www.rleague.com//db/player/s/setu_lagi/index.php
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Famous Mormons in Rugby". famous mormons.net. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-25/tupou-leaves-warriors-for-raiders/4777774
  8. ^ http://www.nrl.com/lagi-setu-joins-roosters/tabid/10874/newsid/82912/default.aspx?cid=NRL_HP_Latest
  9. ^ http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/lagi-setu-signs-with-roosters-15622/
  10. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 5 August 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  11. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  12. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/former-nrl-star-shapes-as-a-dangerman-for-north-harbour-rays/story-fngr8iii-1227563618685

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