Phillip Leuluai

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Phil Leuluai
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Personal information
Full name Phillip Leuluai
Nickname Big Phil
Born (1977-07-16) 16 July 1977 (age 39)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–2007 Cronulla Sharks 30 1 0 0 4
2007–2010 Salford City Reds 58 3 0 0 12
Total 88 4 0 0 16
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–2007 Samoa 5 0 0 0 0
Source: Rugby League Project

Phillip Leuluai (born 16 July 1977 in Greenlake, Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby league player of Samoan heritage and descent who currently plays for the Salford City Reds in the Super League competition. His position of choice is at Second Row though he can also play Prop Forward.

He will join French club Lezignan Sangliers for the 2010/11 season.[1]

Playing career[edit]

An Otahuhu Leopards junior, Leuluai previously played for the Eastern Tornadoes, Newtown Jets and Cronulla Sharks.

He joined Salford City Reds on 27 August 2007 after their Aussie head coach Shaun McRae signed him on a 2 12-year contract for an undisclosed figure.

Representative career[edit]

Leuluai represented Auckland in the 1997 Super League Challenge Cup and Auckland South in the 1999 National Provincial Competition.[2]

He toured Australia with the New Zealand Residents in 2000.[3][4]

In 2002 Leuluai toured France and the United States with New Zealand 'A'.[5]

Leuluai was named in the Samoa training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup but did not make the final squad.[6]

In 2009 he was named as part of the Samoan side for the Pacific Cup.[7]


  1. ^ "Saints' Smith signs Salford deal". BBC News. 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Johns named halfback and captain AAP Sports News (Australia), 10 October 2000
  4. ^ NZ Residents end trip with a flourish The Press, 27 July 2000
  5. ^ 2002 NZ A NZRL Official Site
  6. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  7. ^ Poching names strong Samoan squad, 6 October 2009

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