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Viliami Vailea

Centre

Warriors

Player Bio

Height:
185 cm
Date of Birth:
17 November 2002
Weight:
98 kg
Birthplace:
Vaini, Tongatapu, Tonga
Age:
18
Nickname:
-
Debut Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Date:
30 July 2021
Opposition:
Wests Tigers
Round:
20
Previous Club:
-
Junior Clubs:
Aorere College (rugby union), Vodafone Warriors under-18s, Redcliffe Dolphins
Biography:

Viliami couldn't help but capture attention with his deeds for Aorere College in Auckland's highly-regarded First XV rugby union competition. Rated among New Zealand's best players at secondary school level, he won his school's top individual sporting award.

Signed by the Vodafone Warriors, he not only played First XV rugby union for Aorere College last year but he also featured for the Vodafone Warriors in the New South Wales Rugby League's S G Ball Cup (under-18). While the club's debut in the renowned S G Ball was cut short by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vailea made three appearances, scoring two tries.

He joined the Vodafone Warriors' NRL squad for preseason training last November and was among the club's promising young players taken to Australia with the wider squad in the New Year to prepare for the 2021 season.

Viliami joined the squad's non-playing first graders and other players appearing for feeder club Redcliffe in the Queensland Rugby League's Intrust Super Cup. The competition was disrupted by another Covid outbreak in July but up to that point Viliami had impressed, scoring six tries in eight games, averaging 104 metres a game and making 30 tackle breaks and five line breaks.

He was initially named as 18th man for the Vodafone Warriors' 20th-round NRL contest against the Wests Tigers but was elevated to the game day squad at right centre to become Warrior #264.

Career

Appearances
2
Tries
0

2021 Season

Appearances
2

Scoring

Tries
0

Attack

Try Assists
0
Line Breaks
0
Tackle Breaks
3

Passing

Receipts
30

Defence

Tackles Made
25
Missed Tackles
7
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
97
Total Running Metres
195

Fantasy

Total Points
35
Average Points
17.5

2021 Season - By Round

2021 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
20 Wests Tigers Won 16 - 18 Centre 80 - - - - - - 25 - 16 14 2 72 - 6
21 Sharks Won 18 - 16 Centre 52 - - - - - 3 36 - 14 11 5 122 - -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Goal Conversion Rate Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2021 2 2 - - 100% - - - - - - 30 25 7 78.13% 195 97.00 6 35 17.5

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Goal Conversion Rate Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2021 2021 2 2 - - 100% - - - - - - 30 25 7 78.13% 195 97.00 6 35 17.5

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