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Eliesa Katoa

2nd Row

Warriors

Player Bio

Height:
193 cm
Date of Birth:
03 January 2000
Weight:
110 kg
Birthplace:
Hihifo, Tonga
Age:
22
Nickname:
Eli
Debut Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Date:
14 March 2020
Opposition:
Newcastle Knights
Round:
1
Previous Club:
Nil
Junior Club:
Tamaki College First XV (rugby union)
Biography:

Eliesa - or 'Eli' as he is more commonly called - blasted onto the NRL scene last year making a huge impression the moment he made his debut against Newcastle in the first round.

Injury restricted him to 13 appearances but he was an intimidating presence on the edge, scoring six tries, bending the line consistently, averaging just on 100 metres and proving he had the capacity to play big minutes.

Eli joined the Vodafone Warriors after making his mark in rugby union for the Tamaki College First XV in Auckland's elite competition.

Born and raised in Tonga, Katoa had visited New Zealand with three Tonga national age group teams before Tamaki College brought him to Auckland on a scholarship in 2017.

At 193cm and more than 100kg, he was an imposing figure on the First XV scene, catching the eye of many scouts including the Vodafone Warriors.

Signed on a development contract, Eli trained with the club's NRL squad during the 2018-2019 off season but injury disrupted his progress.

It wasn't until the 12th round that he was selected for his Jersey Flegg Cup (under 20) debut against Cronulla in 2019.

Family is the driving force behind his sporting career, above all the memory of his father who died when Eli was only 12.

Career

Appearances
40
Tries
8

2022 Season

Appearances
9

Scoring

Tries
1

Attack

Line Breaks
1
Line Break Assists
0

Passing

Offloads
4

Defence

Tackles Made
211
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
70
Total Running Metres
633

Fantasy

Total Points
284
Average Points
31.6

2022 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries 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
1 Dragons Lost 16 - 28 2nd Row 73 1 - 4 - 1 3 48 1 14 31 1 114 107 -
2 Titans Lost 20 - 18 2nd Row 64 - - - - - 1 51 - 13 33 2 120 120 -
3 Wests Tigers Won 12 - 16 2nd Row 30 - - - - - 1 22 - 5 11 1 46 46 -
4 Broncos Won 20 - 6 Interchange 19 - - - - - - 27 - 6 16 2 50 50 -
5 Cowboys Won 25 - 24 Replacement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Roosters Lost 22 - 14 Interchange 32 - - - - - - 21 1 7 28 2 40 40 -
8 Raiders Won 21 - 20 Interchange 37 - - - - - 1 37 2 12 19 1 78 65 12
9 Sharks Lost 29 - 10 2nd Row 64 - - - - - 2 46 - 12 33 - 90 85 5
10 Rabbitohs Lost 30 - 32 2nd Row 55 - - - - - - 36 - 9 31 1 72 72 -
11 Dragons Lost 24 - 18 Interchange 15 - - - - - - 7 - 3 9 - 19 19 -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2020 13 6 7 - 46% 6 - 24 - - 3 16 354 31 1,292 99.00 12 581 44.7
Warriors 2021 18 6 12 - 33% 1 - 4 20 1.14 2 16 451 42 1,262 70.00 15 596 33.1
Warriors 2022 9 3 6 - 33% 1 - 4 - - 1 4 211 10 633 70.00 18 284 31.6

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2020 2022 40 15 25 - 38% 8 - 32 20 0.50 6 36 1,016 83 3,187 77.00 45 1,461 36.5

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