Manumalealii playing for the Sharks in 2013.
14 June 1992 |
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (12 st 8 lb)|
As of 3 May 2014
Source: Rugby League Project
Penani Manumalealii (born 14 June 1992) is a Samoan professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Newtown Jets in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW, having previously played for the Cronulla Sharks and the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays at halfback and five-eighth.
As a 16-year-old, Manumalealii moved to Sydney, Australia to play for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He played for the Sharks' NYC team from 2010 to 2012 before moving on to the Sharks' New South Wales Cup team in 2013.
In May 2014, Penani played for Samoa in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International. He scored three tries in Samoa's 32-16 victory. He dedicated those tries to his mother who had died months earlier. The game also showed respect to his mother by having a moment of silence before the national anthems.
On 8 September 2014, Manumalealii was selected for the Samoa Four Nations train-on squad. On 7 October 2014, Manumalealii was selected in the Samoa national rugby league team final 24 man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series.
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