Vila Matautia

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Vila Matautia
Personal information
Full name Vila Matautia
Born (1969-08-31) 31 August 1969 (age 47)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–94 Doncaster
1995–01 St. Helens 64 9 0 0 36
2002–?? Leigh Centurions
Total 64 9 0 0 36
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 Samoa 2 3 0 0 12
2000 USA

Vila Matautia is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, and 2000s. He was a Samoan international and played at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup. He also played with St. Helens in Super League, having championship and Challenge Cup Final success with them.

Matautia played for St Helens from the interchange bench in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls.[1] Matautia played for St. Helens from the interchange bench in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls.

Vila Matautia played as an Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Prop Ian Pickavance on 25-minutes) in St. Helens' 16-25 defeat by Wigan in the 1995–96 Regal Trophy Final during the 1995–96 at Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday 13 January 1996.[2] He played for the United States rugby league team, trying to get them into the 2000 Rugby League World Cup through his grandmother who was born in Hawaii.[3] As Super League V champions, St. Helens played against 2000 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos in the 2001 World Club Challenge. Matautia played from the interchange bench in Saints' victory.


  1. ^ "". Steve Prescott Stats. Steve Prescott Foundation. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "13th January 1996: St Helens 16 Wigan 25 (Regal Trophy Final)". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Hadfield, Dave (1999-11-21). "Lebanese have talent to star on the Disney stage". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 

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