Olivier Elima

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Olivier Elima
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Personal information
Born (1983-05-19) 19 May 1983 (age 35)
Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002 Castleford Tigers 1 1 0 0 4
2003–07 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 87 13 0 0 52
2008–10 Catalans Dragons 73 34 0 0 136
2011–12 Bradford Bulls 43 13 0 0 52
2013–16 Catalans Dragons 61 4 0 0 16
2016– Palau XIII Broncos 14 0 0 0 0
Total 279 65 0 0 260
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–13 France 28 8 0 0 32
As of 10 December 2017
Source: [2][3][4]

Olivier Elima (born 19 May 1983, in Nantes, France) is a French professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Palau Broncos in the French Elite One Championship. A France international representative forward, he played previously for the Catalans Dragons and the English clubs Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and the Bradford Bulls.

Olivier Elima has previously played in the centre during the earlier part of his career. The French forward had an excellent season with the Wildcats in 2006. Elima plays in the second-row, he has also featured at prop, and loose forward.

Elima was named in the France training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

He had been named in the France squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[6]

Elima captained France in the 2009 Four Nations tournament, scoring his team's only try in their match against Australia.

Elima captained France in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Tournament.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Elima confirmed his switch to Bradford Bulls and signed a 2-year contract with the club in September 2010. Statistics do NOT include pre-season friendlies.

20112011 Season

Olivier appeared in two of the three pre-season games. He played against Dewsbury Rams and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. He scored a try against Wakefield.

Elima featured in eight consecutive games from Round 1 (Leeds Rhinos) until Round 8 (Harlequins RL). He then appeared in Round 10 (Salford City Reds) to Round 13 (Warrington Wolves). Elima then featured in thirteen consecutive games from Round 15 (Salford City Reds) to Round 27 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats). He also appeared in the Challenge Cup game against Wigan Warriors. Elima has scored against Castleford Tigers (1 try), Harlequins RL (1 try), Leeds Rhinos (4 tries), Catalans Dragons (1 try) and Crusaders (2 tries).

20122012 Season

Olivier missed the all the pre-season games due to a knee injury.

Elima missed Rounds 1–6 due to an injury. He returned in round 7 to face St. Helens. He was suspended for Round 8. He featured in eleven consecutive games from Round 9 (Hull F.C.) to Round 19 (Wigan Warriors). Elima also featured in Round 21 (Leeds Rhinos). He was injured for Rounds 22–25. Elima featured in Round 26 (Hull F.C.) and Round 27 (Catalans Dragons). He also featured in the Challenge Cup against Doncaster and Warrington Wolves. He scored against Warrington Wolves (1 try), Castleford Tigers (1 try), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (1 try) and Leeds Rhinos (1 try). It was announced that Elima had signed a 2-year deal with former club Catalans Dragons.

(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 Bradford Bulls 26 9 0 0 36
2012 Bradford Bulls 17 4 0 0 16
2013 Catalan Dragons 15 3 0 0 12
2014 Catalan Dragons 12 1 0 0 4
Total 70 17 0 0 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalans Dragons Equipe Saison 2015". Catalans Dragons site officiel. Catalans Dragons S.A.S.P. 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ loverugbyleague
  3. ^ Rugby League Project
  4. ^ itsrugby
  5. ^ "France dominated by Dragons". Sky Sports. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  6. ^ "France name official squad". RLWC2008. 24 September 2008. Archived from the original on 30 September 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2008. 

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