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Siliva Havili

Fast facts

  • Born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lives in Canberra
  • Debuted in 2014 for the New Zealand Warriors
  • Tongan international
  • Plays for Canberra Raiders
  • State of Mind Advocate since 2019

Biography

New Zealand born Siliva Havili burst onto the rugby league scene in 2013, scoring a place in the Tonga squad for that year’s Rugby League World Cup.

Having played junior football for the Auckland Warriors, the hooker made his NRL first-grade debut for the Warriors in 2014.

Siliva went on to play with the St George Illawarra Dragons before signing with the Canberra Raiders in 2018. Having made a very positive impression at the club filling in for star hooker Josh Hodgson while he recovered from a knee injury, Siliva signed a contract extension with the Raiders until the end of 2020.

Keen to use his platform in the NRL for good, Siliva has become an Advocate for the State of Mind program. State of Mind aims to end the stigma around mental illness which affects half of all Australians in their lifetime.

The NRL has a high profile in the community and I’d like to broaden my contribution and help people overcome challenges

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