21 December 1987 |
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (12 st 4 lb)|
|Position||Hooker, Halfback, Five-eighth|
Pita Godinet (born 21 December 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. He has represented Samoa and his position of choice is at Halfback.
In 2010 Godinet signed with the Te Atatu Roosters in the Auckland Rugby League competition. In 2010 he represented Auckland in the Albert Baskerville Trophy and played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. He was selected at halfback in the NSW Cup team of the year.
In October 2010 Godinet was signed by the New Zealand Warriors to take part in their 2010-2011 pre-season training. This was updated to a full-time contract in February 2011. He was also part of the Manurewa Marlins in 2011. He has re-signed with the Warriors until the end of 2013.
In 2013, Godinet was selected to play for the Samoans in their 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. He appeared in all four of the Samoans' games in the Tournament. He scored one try against the French in the group stage.
In 2016 Godinet played for Amerika Samoa in the Cabramatta International Nines tournament. On 7 May 2016, Godinet returned to playing for Samoa, playing in the 2016 Polynesian Cup against Tonga where he played as the halfback in the 18-6 win at Parramatta Stadium. Later in the year, he was also part of the Samoan team that took on Fiji in a historical test match in Apia.
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- Pita Godinet named in NSW Cup Team of the Year leagueunlimited.com, 9 September 2010
- NZRL Upgrades Challenge Trophy For First Ever Kiwis-Samoa Test Voxy.co.nz, 15 October 2010
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- "All Stars, trial games team lists". nrl.com. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
- "Off the Record: Rugby League Transfer Gossip #23". loverugbyleague.com. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- "NRL Market Watch: Bulldogs' massive coup, Titans eye wrecking ball, Manly sign halfback". foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- Kiwis thump Samoa SkySport.co.nz, 16 October 2010
- "Former Toa Samoa star Pita Godinet switches allegiance". Radio New Zealand. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
- "Samoa holds on in pulsating Pacific Test". nrl.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016.