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Waqa Blake

Centre

Eels

Player Bio

Height:
190 cm
Date of Birth:
26 October 1994
Weight:
98 kg
Birthplace:
Lautoka, FIJ
Age:
28
Nickname:
-
Debut Club:
Penrith Panthers
Date:
06 April 2015
Opposition:
North Queensland Cowboys
Round:
5
Previous Club:
Penrith Panthers
Junior Club:
Brighton Sea Gulls
Biography:

Playing as a junior for Brighton Seagulls, to then playing representative for Perth Pirates S.G Ball, Waka Blake was spotted and signed by the Penrith Panthers in 2012. The powerful centre made his NRL debut with the Panthers in 2015 against the North Queensland Cowboys and has since scored 43 tries in 113 first grade appearances, finishing 2018 as the leading try scorer for his Club. The Parramatta Eels signed centre Blake on a four-and-half year contract , commencing in the final week of June 2019 and concluding at the end of the 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership season. In 2019, Blake made his Eels Club debut against the Warriors, finishing the season with two tries in his nine games in the Blue & Gold. In 2015 Blake was selected for NSW City Origin squad and made his international debut for Fiji in 2017. Blake is one of the Eels’ fastest players, he clocked 36.1km/h in the 2020 NRL finals series.

Career

Appearances
158
Tries
62

2022 Season

Appearances
22

Scoring

Tries
12

Attack

Try Assists
2
Line Breaks
14
Tackle Breaks
50

Passing

Receipts
312

Defence

Tackles Made
124
Missed Tackles
36
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
115
Total Running Metres
2531

Fantasy

Total Points
588
Average Points
26.7

2022 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Forced Drop Outs 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 Titans Won 32 - 28 Centre 80 1 - 4 - - - 1 6 22 1 12 7 - 79 - -
2 Sharks Lost 18 - 16 Winger 80 - - - 7 - - 1 9 48 - 18 4 2 140 12 31
3 Storm Won 24 - 28 Winger 83 1 - 4 - - - 1 2 29 - 15 2 2 99 - 34
4 Dragons Won 48 - 14 Winger 70 2 - 8 - - - 1 4 36 2 16 5 - 201 - 18
5 Titans Won 20 - 26 Winger 29 - - - 16 1 - - 1 14 1 7 - - 69 - 31
12 Raiders Won 20 - 28 Winger 80 - - - - - - - 4 46 2 17 2 1 154 - 16
14 Bulldogs Lost 34 - 4 Centre 80 - - - - - - - 2 56 1 12 12 4 169 - -
15 Roosters Won 26 - 16 Centre 80 - - - - - 1 1 3 46 - 14 8 4 150 - 18
16 Rabbitohs Lost 30 - 12 Centre 73 - - - - - - - 1 21 - 7 12 3 69 11 -
17 Wests Tigers Won 20 - 28 Centre 80 - - - - - - - 2 28 - 10 10 5 77 7 -
18 Warriors Won 28 - 18 Centre 80 2 - 8 - - - 1 1 51 - 13 6 2 156 - -
19 Broncos Lost 14 - 36 Centre 80 1 - 4 - - - - 2 42 - 18 10 1 143 - -
20 Panthers Won 34 - 10 Winger 80 - - - 19 - - - - 43 2 17 3 - 124 8 30
21 Sea Eagles Won 20 - 36 Winger 80 1 - 4 - - - 1 3 53 - 18 2 3 154 14 38
22 Rabbitohs Lost 0 - 26 Winger 80 - - - - - - - - 34 2 18 5 1 86 - 11
23 Bulldogs Won 42 - 6 Winger 80 2 - 8 28 - - 2 1 26 - 13 2 1 93 - 6
24 Broncos Won 6 - 53 Winger 80 1 - 4 - - 1 3 3 44 1 16 2 1 157 - 34
25 Storm Won 22 - 14 Winger 80 - - - - - - - - 20 1 13 7 1 60 6 20
26 Panthers Lost 27 - 8 Winger 80 - - - - - - 1 1 12 2 15 7 - 66 14 10
27 Raiders Won 40 - 4 Winger 80 1 - 4 - - - 1 2 34 - 13 4 2 128 26 2
28 Cowboys Won 20 - 24 Winger 80 - - - - - - - 2 21 - 13 6 1 65 - -
29 Panthers Lost 28 - 12 Winger 80 - - - - - - - 1 24 1 17 8 2 84 - -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Panthers 2015 18 6 12 - 33% 5 - 20 - - - - 1 7 236 210 41 80.79% 1,521 84.54 112 499 27.0
Panthers 2016 21 12 9 - 57% 8 - 32 69 3.29 - - 4 11 213 253 44 78.60% 1,727 82.28 155 590 28.0
Panthers 2017 23 13 10 - 57% 7 - 28 40 1.74 - 1 8 13 284 245 42 73.83% 2,161 93.00 174 720 31.3
Panthers 2018 16 10 6 - 62% 13 - 52 19 1.19 - - 5 7 181 179 27 82.21% 1,503 93.00 2 616 38.5
Panthers 2019 10 3 7 - 30% 1 - 4 38 3.80 - - 1 2 136 133 20 85.10% 1,010 101.00 41 262 26.2
Eels 2019 9 6 3 - 67% 3 - 12 13 1.48 - 1 2 5 110 131 30 77.33% 1,146 127.00 37 285 31.7
Eels 2020 22 15 7 - 68% 6 - 24 36 1.62 - 1 4 5 248 314 67 77.20% 1,868 84.00 12 548 24.9
Eels 2021 17 9 8 - 53% 7 - 28 24 1.44 - - 2 5 256 220 36 85.94% 1,862 109.00 54 604 35.5
Eels 2022 22 15 7 - 68% 12 - 48 70 3.17 - 1 2 14 312 124 36 77.50% 2,531 115.00 306 588 26.7

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Panthers 2015 2019 88 44 44 - 50% 34 - 136 166 1.89 - 1 19 40 1,050 1,020 174 85.43% 7,932 90.00 486 2,665 30.3
Eels 2019 2022 70 45 25 - 64% 28 - 112 143 2.04 - 3 10 29 926 789 169 82.36% 7,409 105.00 411 2,025 28.9

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