Pauli Pauli

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Pauli Pauli
Pauli Pauli.jpg
Personal information
Born (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 23)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 125 kg (19 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–15 Parramatta Eels 33 3 0 0 12
2016–17 Newcastle Knights 15 1 0 0 4
2018– Wakefield Trinity 14 3 0 0 12
Total 62 7 0 0 28
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 City NSW 1 0 0 0 0
As of 14 April 2018
Source: [1][2]

Pauli Pauli (born 4 August 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for Wakefield Trinity in the Super League. A New South Wales City representative, he plays as a prop or second-row forward. He previously played for the Parramatta Eels and Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League.

Background[edit]

Born in Bankstown, New South Wales, Pauli is of Samoan descent[3] and played his junior rugby league for the Hills District Bulls, before being signed by the Parramatta Eels.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2012 to 2014, Pauli played for the Parramatta Eels' NYC team.[4][5] In August 2012, he played for the Australian Schoolboys.[6] On 5 July 2013, he re-signed with the Eels on a 2-year contract.[7]

Pauli playing for the Wentworthville Magpies

2014[edit]

In February, Pauli played for the Eels in the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines.[8] In Round 4 , he made his NRL debut for the Eels against the Penrith Panthers, playing off the interchange bench in the Eels' 32-16 win at Parramatta Stadium.[9][10][11] In Round 8 against the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium, he scored his first NRL career try in the Eels' 14-42 loss.[12][13] On 3 May 2014, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team, playing in New South Wales' 30-8 win at Penrith Stadium.[14][15][16] He finished off his debut year in the NRL having played in 17 matches and scoring 3 tries for the Eels.[17] On 8 September 2014, he was named in the Samoa train-on squad for the 2014 Four Nations,[18] but did not make the final 23-man squad.[19]

2015[edit]

On 31 January and 1 February, Pauli again played in the NRL Auckland Nines.[20] On 11 July, he re-signed with the Eels on a 2-year contract.[21][22] He finished off the 2015 season having played in 16 matches for the Eels.[23]

2016[edit]

On 29 January, Pauli signed a 2-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting effective immediately, after being released from the final 2 years of his Eels contract.[24] In February, he played for the Knights in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[25] In Round 1, he made his club debut for the Knights against the Gold Coast Titans, playing off the interchange bench in the 12-30 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.[26] In Round 12 against his former club the Eels, he scored his first try for the Knights.[27] He finished the 2016 season having played in 15 matches and scoring 1 try.[28]

2017[edit]

Pauli was involved in a seven-car pileup on the M1 Pacific Motorway on 18 January 2017, suffering a disolcated hip and was taken to Gosford Hospital.[29]

Whilst continuing his recovery, he featured for the Newcastle side in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW.[30]

Pauli made his representative debut for the New South Wales City side in the final City vs Country Origin match.[31][32]

After continuing to build up fitness in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Pauli's season was ended in July after fracturing his fibula in a match.[33] The injury prevented him from playing another game for the Knights as he was not offered a new contract beyond 2017.[34]

On 22 November 2017, it was announced that Pauli had signed a one-year contract with English Super League side Wakefield Trinity with the option of extending for a further season.[35][36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ loverugbyleague
  2. ^ "Pauli Pauli - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Forget Fuifui Moimoi Young Gun Pauli Pauli is the New Cult Hero at Parramatta Eels". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  4. ^ "P". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20141028212522/http://rleague.com/players/Pauli-Pauli_3624/Stats/. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "ASSRL Schoolboys rugby league news, Australian Secondary School Rugby League, Australian Schoolboys". Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Eels announce re-signing of youth". NRL - Zero Tackle. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "SQUADS FOR AUCKLAND NINES". Rugby League Week. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "NRL 2014 - Round 4". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Round 4: NRL Late Mail". Parraeels.com.au. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pauli Pauli to make his debut against Panthers". Leyedeel.com. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "NRL 2014 - Round 8". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  13. ^ "North Queensland Cowboys thump Parramatta Eels 42-14 at 1300SMILES Stadium". Townsville Bulletin. 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  14. ^ "NSW U20s ORIGIN SQUAD ANNOUNCED". Rugby League Week. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "WE Reveal the Next generation of Stars Set to Battle it Out in the Under 20s State of Origin Clash". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  16. ^ "Queensland Lock Luke Bateman Suffers Homophobic Slur in NSW's U20s State of Origin Victory". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  17. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-11-01. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  18. ^ "Samoa train on squad announced". NRL - Zero Tackle. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Toa Samoa name Four Nations squad". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  20. ^ "EELS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "Eels re-sign seven players | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  22. ^ "Parramatta Eels Have Re-Signed Pauli Pauli on a New Two Year Deal". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  23. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-30. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  24. ^ "Knights sign Pauli Pauli | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  25. ^ "2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines Official Squads". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  26. ^ Laine Clark. "Gold Coast Titans grab NRL season opening win against Newcastle Knights". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  27. ^ "Knights v Eels: Five key points". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  28. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  29. ^ "Newcastle Knights forward Pauli Pauli involved in horror car crash, NRL season in doubt". Fox Sports. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  30. ^ "Newcastle forward Pauli Pauli never thought he'd play again after car crash". Fox Sports. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  31. ^ "NSW Country vs NSW City". WWOS. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  32. ^ Kennedy, Chris (7 May 2017). "City edge past Country for final time". NRL.com. 
  33. ^ DILLON, ROBERT (12 July 2017). "Pauli back on crutches after body blow". Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  34. ^ Media, NRL Digital. "Mitch Barnett wins Danny Buderus Medal". Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  35. ^ "Pauli Pauli tipped to provide X-Factor for Wakefield Trinity's attacking intentions". www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  36. ^ "Former NRL forward heading to Super League". Retrieved 23 November 2017. 

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