Shane Laloata

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Shane Laloata
Personal information
Nickname The Express, Black Dynamite,
Born (1977-12-08) 8 December 1977 (age 40)
Height 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002 St George Illawarra Dragons Nelson Bay Gropers 11 4 0 1 16
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 Samoa 2 0 3 0 6
Source: RLP

Shane Laloata (born 8 December 1977) is a professional rugby football player who represented Samoa in rugby league.

Rugby League career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

In 1999 Laloata was with the Newcastle Knights and played in the NSWRL Premier League.[1] He then moved to the North-Nelson Bay Marlins in the Newcastle Rugby League in 2000.[2]

In 2002 Laloata played for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League. He played for the Knights NSWRL Premier League side in 2003.[3]

Representative career[edit]

Laloata played for Samoa in the 2000 World Cup.

Rugby union career[edit]

By 2005 Laloata had switched to rugby union and was playing for the Warringah Rugby Club in the Tooheys New Cup.[4]

He moved to the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union competition in 2007, before heading north to Brisbane in 2008.[5] However he returned to Newcastle in 2009, playing for Nelson Bay before switching to Merewether Carlton in 2010.[6]


  1. ^ Knights Player Stats Newcastle Knights Premier League
  2. ^ James Gardiner Five New Marlins to play in Rep Trial Match Newcastle Herald, 17 February 2000
  3. ^ Jeremy Plimmer NSWRL Premier League: Round 17 Preview, 1 August 2003
  4. ^ All Set for the Tooheys New Cup Finals NSWRU, 8 September 2005
  5. ^ Hawks set to soar The Herald, 27 March 2008
  6. ^ Arch rivals rekindle premiership battle The Herald, 8 April 2010