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Marata Niukore

2nd Row

Warriors

Player Bio

Height:
188 cm
Date of Birth:
29 July 1996
Weight:
106 kg
Birthplace:
Auckland, NZ
Age:
27
Nickname:
Mara
Debut Club:
Parramatta Eels
Date:
18 May 2018
Opposition:
New Zealand Warriors
Round:
11
Previous Club:
Parramatta Eels
Junior Club:
Mangere East Hawks
Biography:

Another early signing, Niukore was secured on a four-year deal in November 2021 before returning home to link up with the One New Zealand Warriors in 2023.
The Mangere East Hawks junior amassed 96 NRL appearances for Parramatta since his debut in 2018, the last being in the 2022 grand final against Penrith.
A Cook Islands international, he made his New Zealand Test debut against Mate Ma'a Tonga in June and was also represented the Kiwis at the 2022 Rugby League World Cup.
The 188cm, 106kg back rower came through the One New Zealand Warriors’ system playing for the club’s under-20 and New South Wales Cup sides before moving to Australia.
A Junior Kiwi in 2015 and 2016, Niukore made 42 NYC appearances for the One New Zealand Warriors in 2014, 2015 and 2016. While still NYC-eligible, he played 15 games for the club’s New South Wales Cup side in 2015 and 2016. He played in three NRL trials for the Vodafone Warriors in 2015 and 2016.
Niukore was initially limited to New South Wales Cup football for feeder club Wentworthville when he linked up with the Eels in 2017, his NRL debut coming the following year when he was used off the bench against his former club, a match the Vodafone Warriors won 24-14.

Career

Appearances
125
Tries
13

2024 Season

Appearances
7

Scoring

Tries
1

Attack

Line Breaks
1
Line Break Assists
0

Passing

Offloads
1

Defence

Tackles Made
151
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
76
Total Running Metres
532

Fantasy

Total Points
223
Average Points
31.9

2024 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
4 Knights Won 20 - 12 Interchange 25 - - - - - - - - 14 - 3 17 1 27 27 -
12 Dolphins Won 24 - 20 Prop 49 1 - - - 4 - 1 4 44 - 14 16 1 98 98 -
14 Cowboys Won 12 - 42 2nd Row 47 - - - - - - - 2 48 - 9 22 2 76 66 -
15 Storm Lost 24 - 38 2nd Row 60 - - - - - - - 4 48 - 10 21 3 88 88 -
16 Titans Lost 66 - 6 2nd Row 55 - - - - - - - 1 26 1 11 22 1 77 77 -
17 Broncos Won 32 - 16 2nd Row 68 - - - - - - - 3 43 - 10 22 1 94 94 -
18 Bulldogs Lost 13 - 12 2nd Row 74 - - - - - - - 2 28 - 11 31 4 69 69 -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Eels 2018 14 4 10 - 29% - - - - - 9 0.67 - - 365 17 95.55% 1,012 72.00 - 449 32.1
Eels 2019 25 14 11 - 56% 3 - - - 12 20 0.81 3 8 676 49 93.24% 2,185 87.00 156 872 34.9
Eels 2020 17 13 4 - 76% 1 - - - 4 - - 1 4 375 14 96.40% 1,892 111.00 19 582 34.2
Eels 2021 21 14 7 - 67% 2 - - - 8 17 0.83 2 7 461 37 92.57% 2,102 100.00 68 727 34.6
Eels 2022 19 12 7 - 63% 3 - - - 12 - - 2 5 422 24 94.62% 1,820 95.00 - 631 33.2
Warriors 2023 22 14 8 - 64% 3 - - - 12 48 2.16 6 5 579 44 92.94% 2,085 94.00 51 805 36.6
Warriors 2024 7 4 3 - 57% 1 - - - 4 - - 1 1 151 13 92.07% 532 76.00 - 223 31.9

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Eels 2018 2022 96 57 39 - 59% 9 - - - 36 47 0.49 8 24 2,299 141 94.22% 9,000 93.00 244 3,260 34.0
Warriors 2023 2024 29 18 11 - 62% 4 - - - 16 48 1.64 7 6 730 57 92.76% 2,617 90.00 51 1,028 35.4

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