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Jacob Laban

2nd Row

Warriors

Player Bio

Height:
189 cm
Date of Birth:
17 April 2004
Weight:
110 kg
Birthplace:
Moto’otua, Samoa
Age:
19
Nickname:
-
Debut Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Date:
02 September 2023
Opposition:
-
Round:
-
Previous Club:
-
Junior Club:
Randwick Kingfishers (Wellington)
Biography:

Jacob Laban was born in Moto'otua near Apia in Samoa before his family moved to New Zealand when he was four years old. Related to Wellington rugby league identity Ken Laban, he played his junior rugby league for the Randwick Kingfishers, a club synonymous with New Zealand rugby league great Stephen Kearney.
He was educated at St Bernard's College, which boasts former Kiwis and One New Zealand Warriors Ben Matulino and Issac Luke among its former pupils. Sam Tagataese, Earl Va'a and Sione Katoa also went to St Bernard's.
In 2019 Laban was named College Sport Wellington's rugby league player of the year before moving to Auckland in 2021 to complete his year 13 studies at Kelston Boys' High School and to prepare for the next step of his rugby league career with the Warriors. While at Kelston Boys' High, Laban was named the College Sport Auckland 2021 Young Sports Person of the Year for rugby league.
He was based in Redcliffe with the One New Zealand Warriors in 2022, making appearances for feeder club Redcliffe in the Queensland Rugby League's under-18 and under-20 teams.
He started this season with the club's SG Ball Cup (under-19) team and also appeared in the NRL trial against the Wests Tigers in February but has been developing his game in the New South Wales Cup. In 15 games he has scored four tries while averaging 77 metres and 24 tackles a game.
For the Warriors' final match of the NRL regular season against the Dolphins, Laban was initially named as 19th man.

Career

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Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2023 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2023 2023 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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