Mosese Pangai

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Mosese Pangai
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Personal information
Born (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 26)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
Playing information
PositionCentre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 North Queensland 1 0 0 0 0
2018– Brisbane Broncos 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–16 Tonga 2 1 0 0 4
As of 25 February 2018
Source: [1][2]

Mosese Pangai (born 18 December 1991) is a Tongan international rugby league footballer who plays for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League. He plays as a centre or on the wing.

Background[edit]

Pangai was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is of Tongan descent.

Early career[edit]

Pangai played his junior rugby league for the Concord Burwood Wolves in Sydney and was a highly touted prospect coming up through the Balmain Tigers/Wests Tigers junior systems.[3] After representing the New South Wales Combined High Schools Under 15's the year before, Pangai made his Toyota Cup debut in 2008 for the Wests Tigers at 16 years old.

North Queensland Cowboys[edit]

After 6 Toyota Cup games for the Tigers, Pangai signed with the North Queensland Cowboys.[4] He would go on to play 73 games for the Cowboys Toyota Cup side from 2009 to 2011, scoring 27 tries and helping them to the 2011 Grand Final, which they lost in extra time to the New Zealand Warriors. While living in Townsville, Pangai attended Ignatius Park College.

Pangai was rewarded for a great 2011 season by being selected for the Junior Kangaroos and being elevated to the Cowboys first grade squad for 2012.[5]

He made his first grade debut on the wing in the 18-0, Round 1 loss to the Gold Coast Titans.

Penrith Panthers[edit]

In August 2012, Pangai signed a two-year deal to join the Penrith Panthers.

In June 2013, Pangai was released by the Panthers without playing a game and signed with the Wests Tigers.

In October 2015 Pangai was surprisingly selected in the final 18-man Tonga national rugby league team squad after not being initially selected in the 48-man preliminary train-on squad.[6] On 17 October 2015, Mosese played for Tonga in their Asia-Pacific Qualifier match against the Cook Islands for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

On 7 May 2016, Pangai played for Tonga against Samoa in the 2016 Polynesian Cup where he played on the wing, scoring 1 try in the 18-6 loss at Parramatta Stadium.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "Tonga finalise squad for World Cup Qualifier". Asiapacificrl.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Samoa holds on in pulsating Pacific Test". Nrl.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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