Sami Sauiluma

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Sami Sauiluma
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Sauiluma playing for the Mount Pritchard Mounties in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 25)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–14 Canberra Raiders 15 5 0 0 20
2015 Cronulla-Sutherland 3 0 0 0 0
2016– Gold Coast Titans 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 5 0 0 20
As of 29 June 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Sami Sauiluma (born 14 February 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays at centre and wing, but can also fill in at second-row and previously played for the Canberra Raiders and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

Background[edit]

Born in Bankstown, New South Wales, Sauiluma is of Samoan descent[1] and played his junior rugby league for the Woden Valley Rams, before being signed by the Canberra Raiders.

Sauiluma is a cousin of Wests Tigers player Tim Simona.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2009 to 2011, Sauiluma played for the Canberra Raiders' NYC team,[2] before moving on to the Raiders' New South Wales Cup team, Mount Pritchard Mounties in 2012.[3]

2013[edit]

In Round 15 of the 2013 NRL season, Sauiluma made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Wests Tigers.[4][5][6] On 19 September, he was named in the Samoan train-on squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup,[7][8] but didn't make the final cut.[9]

2014[edit]

On 21 September, Sauiluma was named at centre in the 2014 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[10] On 25 September, he signed a 1-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2015.[11][12][13]

2015[edit]

In Round 9 of the 2015 NRL season, Sauiluma made his Sharks debut against the New Zealand Warriors.[14][15] On 27 September, he was named at centre in the 2015 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year, for a second year in a row.[16] At the conclusion of the 2015 season, he was released by the Sharks.[17] In November, he joined the Gold Coast Titans to train in the 2016 pre-season and try to gain a contract.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Now he's a man, his Raiders jersey fits". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  2. ^ "S". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  3. ^ "St George Illawarra Dragons". Jubilee Avenue. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  4. ^ "NRL 2013 - Round 15". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140309185038/http://rleague.com/players/Sami-Sauiluma_3974/Matches/. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013". Rlwc2013.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  8. ^ "Milford and Sauiluma selected in Samoan Train-on squad for the World Cup". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  9. ^ "Rugby League World Cup squads". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  10. ^ "2014 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year". NSWRL.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  11. ^ "Recruitment in Full Swing". Sharks.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  12. ^ "Sami Sauiluma heartbroken to lose Canberra Raiders jersey". Smh.com.au. 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  13. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  14. ^ "Updated: Round 9 NRL team lists". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  15. ^ "NRL 2015 - Round 9". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  16. ^ "2015 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year". NSWRL. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  17. ^ a b "Melbourne Origin Star Extends Deal; Manly Still Recruiting". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 

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