Mark Wycliffe Elia (born in Auckland, New Zealand) was a rugby league player who represented both New Zealand and Western Samoa.
During his long career, Elia played for the Te Atatu Roosters, [Northcote Tigers], Kent Invicta, Southend Invicta, St. Helens, Widnes, Halifax, the Canterbury Bulldogs and RC Albi in France.
John Player Special Trophy Final appearances
Mark Elia played Centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 15-14 victory over Leeds in the 1987–88 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1987–88 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 January 1988.
Elia represented the New Zealand Kiwis between 1985 and 1989, playing in ten tests and thirty seven games. He scored five test tries and thirty overall for the Kiwis.
In 1995 Elia represented Western Samoa at the World Cup.
During the 1990 season, Elia played cricket in the United States. During this period he umpired a friendly match that took place in America between Australia and Pakistan.
In 1996 Elia coached the Hawkes Bay Unicorns in the Lion Red Cup.
He later retired to Cootamundra, New South Wales. He will coach the Northcote Tigers in the 2015 Auckland Rugby League competition.