Pita Godinet

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Pita Godinet
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Personal information
Born (1987-12-21) 21 December 1987 (age 29)[1]
Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 78 kg (12 st 4 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Hooker, Halfback, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 New Zealand Warriors 18 4 0 0 16
2014–15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 41 14 3 0 62
2016– Manly Sea Eagles 2 1 1 0 6
Total 61 19 4 0 84
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–16 Samoa 10 4 0 0 16
Source: [2]

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.

Early years[edit]

Godinet is a Sydenham and Richmond Rovers junior.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Godinet played for the Waitakere Rangers in the 2007 Bartercard Cup.[5]

In 2008 he represented Auckland in the Bartercard Premiership and played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. He was named the Vulcans rookie of the year.[5]

In 2010 Godinet signed with the Te Atatu Roosters in the Auckland Rugby League competition.[6] 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.[7]

In October 2010 Godinet was signed by the New Zealand Warriors to take part in their 2010-2011 pre-season training.[8] This was updated to a full-time contract in February 2011.[9] He was also part of the Manurewa Marlins in 2011.[10] He has re-signed with the Warriors until the end of 2013.[11]

Godinet was named to make his National Rugby League début on 24 July 2011, replacing an injured Lance Hohaia.[12] Godinet had a "dream debut", scoring a try in his first match.[13]

During the 2016 pre-season, Godinet trialed with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and was subsequently signed to a one-year contract.[14][15][16]

Representative career[edit]

Godinet made his début for Samoa on 16 October 2010, being called into the side to replace the injured Ben Roberts at halfback. Godinet scored the only try for Samoa.[17]

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.

On 7 October 2014, Godinet was selected in the Samoa national rugby league team 24 man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series.[18][19]

In 2016 Godinet played for Amerika Samoa in the Cabramatta International Nines tournament.[20] 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.[21] Later in the year, he was also part of the Samoan team that took on Fiji in a historical test match in Apia.


  1. ^ a b c "Pita Godinet Wakefield Wildcats". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Pita Godinet - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. 
  3. ^ Pita Godinet NSWRL
  4. ^ Godinet and Houma secure NRL contracts warriors.co.nz, 26 February 2011
  5. ^ a b Pita Godinet prosportplayaz.co.nz
  6. ^ Auckland gulps up Shore league The Aucklander, 26 August 2010
  7. ^ Pita Godinet named in NSW Cup Team of the Year leagueunlimited.com, 9 September 2010
  8. ^ NZRL Upgrades Challenge Trophy For First Ever Kiwis-Samoa Test Voxy.co.nz, 15 October 2010
  9. ^ "NRL: Warriors sign two local youngsters". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Mackey, Turei (29 April 2011). "Local league wrap-up". Western Leader. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  11. ^ an one of eight Warriors to extend contracts rleague.com, 29 May 2011
  12. ^ Deane, Steve (23 July 2011). "NRL: Moon rising in team's centre stakes". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "NRL: Dream début for Godinet". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "All Stars, trial games team lists". nrl.com. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Off the Record: Rugby League Transfer Gossip #23". loverugbyleague.com. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "NRL Market Watch: Bulldogs’ massive coup, Titans eye wrecking ball, Manly sign halfback". foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  17. ^ Kiwis thump Samoa SkySport.co.nz, 16 October 2010
  18. ^ "Toa Samoa name Four Nations squad". 
  19. ^ "Toa Samoa name Four Nations squad - Zero Tackle". 7 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Former Toa Samoa star Pita Godinet switches allegiance". Radio New Zealand. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  21. ^ "Samoa holds on in pulsating Pacific Test". nrl.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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