Tevita Tatola

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Tevita "Crazy Joe" Tatola
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Personal information
Full nameTevita Tatola
Born (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 23)
Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2018– South Sydney 54 2 0 0 8
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2018– Tonga 2 1 0 0 4
As of 1 October 2019
Source: [1]

Tevita "Junior" Tatola (born 11 October 1996) is a Tonga international rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL.

Background[edit]

Tatola was born in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia. He is of Tongan descent.

He played his junior rugby league for the Berala Bears and Holy Cross Rhinos, before being signed by the Wests Tigers.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2015 to 2016, Tatola played for the Wests Tigers' NYC team,[2] co-captaining the side in 2016.[3] On 7 May 2016, he played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis.[4] In 2017, he graduated to the Tigers' Intrust Super Premiership NSW team.[5] In December 2017, he signed a 1-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs starting in 2018.[6]

2018[edit]

In round 1 of the 2018 NRL season, Tatola made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs against the New Zealand Warriors. In September he re-signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on a one year deal till the end of 2019.[7]

2019[edit]

Tatola was part of the Souths side which started the 2019 NRL season with ten wins and three losses. Tatola scored his first NRL try for Souths against Parramatta in their 14-26 loss at Bankwest Stadium.

Tatola played in every match of the 2019 NRL season as Souths finished third on the table and qualified for the finals. Tatola played in the club's preliminary final defeat against the Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium.[8][9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ "T". 27 December 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Making the Leap: Junior Tatola". 19 October 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Junior Kangaroos team named". 1 May 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "TEAMS - Intrust Super Premiership NSW Round 1". 28 February 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ "NRL contracts 2018: Sam Burgess among Rabbitohs signings, Alex Walmsley, Dylan Napa — Market Watch". 5 December 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Late mail - Rabbitohs v Warriors". 10 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ "South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Manly Sea Eagles 34-26 in NRL semi-final". ABC.
  9. ^ "Rabbitohs dig deep to eliminate Sea Eagles in finals thriller". NRL.
  10. ^ "Canberra Raiders end 25-year wait to reach NRL grand final with victory over Rabbitohs". The Guardian.
  11. ^ "South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett confirms major changes for Sydney Roosters final". Sporting News.

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