Nafe Seluini

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Nafe Seluini
Personal information
Full nameNafetalai Seluini
Born (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (11 st 11 lb)
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 Penrith Panthers 19 1 0 0 4
2012–13 Sydney Roosters 8 0 0 0 0
Total 27 1 0 0 4
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–16 Tonga 7 1 0 0 4
As of 11 February 2018
Source: [1]

Nafe Seluini is a New Zealand rugby league player who currently plays for the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Intrust Super Cup. His position of preference is at Hooker.

Playing career[edit]

A Mangere East Hawks junior in the Auckland Rugby League competition, Seluini began his career at the New Zealand Warriors, first playing in their Toyota Cup team in 2008.[2][3] Seluini represented Tonga in a 2009 Test match against the New Zealand national rugby league team.[4]

He was part of the Junior Warriors side that won the 2010 Toyota Cup grand final.[5] He won the Warriors' 2010 NYC Player of the Year award and finished his career with fifty two Toyota Cup matches, twenty one tries and one goal.[2][6]

In 2010 Seluini played for the Junior Kiwis before signing with the Penrith Panthers for the 2011 season.[7]

Seluini made his first grade debut for the Penrith Panthers in Round 4 2011 against the Brisbane Broncos coming off the bench in the 18-10 loss. Seluini scored his first NRL try in round 8 against his former side the New Zealand Warriors.

In June 2012 Seluini made a mid-season switch, joining the Sydney Roosters on a one and a half year deal.[8]

In October and November 2013, Seluini represented Tonga in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

In October 2015, Seluini played for Tonga in their Asia-Pacific Qualifier match against the Cook Islands for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

In 2016, Seluini signed with the Melbourne Storm. He played in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines and also displaying skills for feeder club Sunshine Coast Falcons. In May he was part of Tonga team that played against Samoa in the 2016 Polynesian Cup.


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ a b "Seluini named Junior Warriors player of the year". 3 News. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  3. ^ Nafe Seluini
  4. ^ Mateo to headline Tonga's act in Test, 8 October 2009
  5. ^ "NRL: Warriors unchanged for final". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  6. ^ Nafe Seluini
  7. ^ Nine NYC-winning Warriors named in Jnr Kiwis Archived 2016-01-30 at the Wayback Machine, 6 October 2010
  8. ^ Roosters sign Nafe Seluini from Penrith Brisbane Times, 27 June 2012

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