Siliva Havili

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Siliva Havili
Siliva Havili.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 25)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–15 NZ Warriors 14 0 0 0 0
2016–17 St. George Illawarra 10 0 0 0 0
2018– Canberra Raiders 14 3 0 0 12
Total 38 3 0 0 12
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–18 Tonga 9 2 0 0 8
2014 New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
As of 20 February 2018
Source: [1]

Siliva Havili (born 18 February 1993) is a rugby league footballer who plays for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays as a hooker.

He previously played for the New Zealand Warriors and has represented the Tonga national rugby league team and New Zealand national rugby league team.

Background[edit]

Havili was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

Playing career[edit]

Havili playing for the Auckland Vulcans in 2013

A Manurewa Marlins junior, Havili signed with the New Zealand Warriors and has played in their NYC side in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.[2] Havili has also played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup.[3] Havili was a Junior Kiwi in 2011 and 2012.[4] On 20 April 2013, Havili made his international debut for Tonga against Samoa in the Pacific Rugby League International at Penrith Stadium. Havili started at hooker in the Tongan 36-4 victory. On 8 October 2013, Havili was selected in the Tonga 24 man squad.[5] Havili played 1 match for Tonga in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in Tonga's opening match against Scotland, playing at hooker in Tonga's 26-24 loss at Derwent Park.

2014[edit]

Havili made his first grade debut in Round 6 of the 2014 NRL season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs playing off the bench in the Warriors 21-20 loss at Eden Park.[6] On 28 April 2014, after just playing in 3 NRL matches, Havili earnt a surprise call-up to the Kiwis squad to take on Australia in the 2014 Anzac Test at SFS.[7][8] Havili his New Zealand international debut off the bench in the 30-18 loss. On 11 May 2014, Havili extended his contact with the Warriors for a further two seasons, keeping him at the club to the end off the 2016 season.[9] Havili finished off his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 6 matches for the Warriors in the 2014 season. On 9 September 2014, Havili was selected for the New Zealand 2014 Four Nations train on squad.[10] On 7 October 2014, Havili was selected in the New Zealand Kiwis final 24 man squad for the series.[11][12]

2015[edit]

On 20 July 2015, Havili signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2016.[13]

2016[edit]

Havili played ten games for the Dragons, all coming from the bench.

2017[edit]

Havili was selected to play for Tonga in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. He signed a one year contract with the Canberra Raiders after not playing a single game for the Dragons in 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siliva Havili - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1993-02-18. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  5. ^ "Tonga Names Rugby League World Cup 2013 Squad | News". Triple M. 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Warriors v Bulldogs preview - NRL.com". M.nrl.com. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand debutant Siliva Havili more than a mouthful for teammate Adam Blair tongue-tied". Smh.com.au. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  8. ^ "Who on earth is Siliva Havili?". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  9. ^ Sarah Harvey (2014-05-11). "Happy Siliva Havili inks new NZ Warriors deal". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  10. ^ "Six players added to Kiwis squad | Radio New Zealand News". Radionz.co.nz. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  11. ^ "Four rookies in Kiwis Four Nations squad". NRL.com. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand name Four Nations squad". Zero Tackle. 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  13. ^ "Dragons sign Siliva Havili". Zero Tackle. 2015-07-20. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 

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