Nick Zisti

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Nick Zisti
Personal information
Born (1972-08-02) 2 August 1972 (age 45)
Sydney, New South Wales), Australia
Playing information
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Rugby league
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1991–93 South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 0 0 0 0
1994–96 St. George Dragons 32 15 0 0 60
1997 Hunter Mariners 25 9 20 0 76
1998 Cronulla Sharks 11 4 0 0 16
1999 Bradford Bulls 12 0 0 0 0
Total 92 28 20 0 152
Rugby union
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–01 Rugby Roma 28 18 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–00 Italy 4 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Nicolas Zisti (born 2 August 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales)[2] is an Italian Australian former rugby league and rugby union player. His position of choice is winger although he can also play as a centre.

Playing career[edit]

Rugby League[edit]

Nick Zisti began his professional career playing for South Sydney Rabbitohs where he made 6 appearances off the bench between 1991 and 1993, scoring no points.[1]

From there he went on to play for St. George Dragons where he scored 19 tries in 18 games for the Dragons between 1994-96.[1] He scored the Dragons only try in their 1996 20-8 Grand Final defeat by Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

In 1997, he signed for the short-lived Hunter Mariners (with the club only lasting one season in the premiership). He played 16 games, scoring 9 tries and kicking 20 goals.[1] He is the Mariners leading scorer in what was their only season. He set numerous records for the club including most tries, goals, points in a match and most points in a season.

Following the club's demise, he moved to Cronulla Sharks where he played 9 games scoring 4 tries in the season of 1998.[1] After spending all of his career in Australia he decided to move to England to play in the Super League club Bradford Bulls.

Rugby Union[edit]

In October 1999 he made his international début for the Italy national rugby union team in a World Cup match against England national rugby union team.

In 1999 he signed a 3-years agreement with Rugby Roma Olimpic, a rugby union team from Rome, Italy. He won the Italian championship in 2000. He won his last international cap for Italy during the 2000 Six Nations vs. France.

In December 2001, because of Rugby Roma's financial problems, he asked to be let free and flew back to Australia.