Nathaniel Peteru

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Nathaniel Peteru
Nathaniel Peteru Leeds.jpg
Personal information
Born (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb)[1]
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–17 Gold Coast Titans 23 1 0 0 4
2018–19 Leeds Rhinos 32 1 0 0 4

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Total 55 2 0 0

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Nathaniel Peteru (born 1 January 1992) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop and second-row forward .

Peteru has previously played for the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL and for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.

Background[edit]

Peteru was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and is of Samoan and Cook Islander descent.[2]

Playing career[edit]

He and played his junior rugby league for the Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

Early career[edit]

In 2010, Peteru was a part of the Brisbane Broncos' NYC squad, but didn't play a game.[3][4] In 2011, he returned to New Zealand to play with the New Zealand Warriors and played for their NYC team in 2011 and 2012.[5] In 2013, he moved on to the Warriors' New South Wales Cup team, the Auckland Vulcans.[6][7]

Gold Coast[edit]

On 21 February 2015, he re-signed with the Warriors on a one-year contract.[8] However, on 6 July 2015, he was released to the Gold Coast Titans mid-season effective immediately on a ​1 12-year contract.[9]

In round 18 of the 2015 NRL season, Peteru made his NRL debut for the Titans against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.[10][11] He scored a try on debut.[12]

Peteru has also played for the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup.[13]

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

On 27 September 2017, the Leeds Rhinos announced the signing of Peteru on a three year contract, starting with the 2018 season. Rhinos coach Brian McDermott said: "Nathaniel is someone we have been keeping an eye on for a while and the opportunity arose to bring him over for next season. He is an impressive individual who spoke passionately to us about his commitment to the Rhinos and what he wants to achieve in his own game and with the Rhinos."[14] It was announced in October 2019, Leeds Rhinos agreed to release Nathaniel Peteru a year early to allow him to pursue other opportunities.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "sign Warriors forward". Titans.com.au. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Cook Islands name their squad to take on NZ". NRL.com. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Mark the Ear Oberhardt Gives the Lowdown on Sport". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Moses to debut in centres | Ipswich Queensland Times". Qt.com.au. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  5. ^ "P". Nyc Database. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  6. ^ "2013 Squad - AUCKLAND VULCANS". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  7. ^ "NSW CUP: Wyong 20, Vulcans 38". Warriors.com.au. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Propping duo signed for 2015 | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Titans sign Warriors forward | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Late changes to both teams". Titans.com.au. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Updated: Round 18 NRL team lists". NRL.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Manly cut loose in Titans demolition". NRL.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  13. ^ Gold Coast Titans recall prop Nate Peteru to go head-to-head with Queensland enforcer Nate Myles goldcoastbulletin.com.au, 17 May 2017
  14. ^ "Leeds Rhinos sign Nathaniel Peteru from Gold Coast Titans". Skysports.com. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  15. ^ "PETERU TO LEAVE THE RHINOS". leedsrhinos.com. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.

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