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Isaiah Papali'i

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Player Bio

Height:
182 cm
Weight:
108 kg
Age:
20
Date of Birth:
20 September 1998
Birthplace:
Auckland, NZ
Nickname:
Ice
Debut Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Opposition:
Newcastle Knights
Date:
05 March 2017
Round:
1
Previous Club:
Nil
Junior Clubs:
Te Atatu Roosters, Richmond Rovers
Biography:

Outstanding preseason form earned the then 18-year-old ‘Ice’ a round one debut against the Knights in 2017.

He played four more NRL games later that season, stepping up to the next level in 2018 when he became a key member of the NRL side. Making 20 appearances mainly in the second row, he captained the Junior Kiwis against the Junior Kangaroos - his third straight year in the side - and was selected in the Kiwi squad for the end of season campaign against the Kangaroos and England.

Such was his development, coach Michael Maguire handed Papali'i his Test debut in the final match of the series against England at Elland Road. He kicked the final conversion in the Kiwis' emphatic 34-0 victory.

It capped a year which was also distinguished by Isaiah's mother Lorina playing for the club in the inaugural women's premiership, an unprecedented instance of a mother and son representing the same club in the same season. What's more they had the distinction of playing on the same day at the same ground when the Vodafone Warriors met Penrith in their week one finals match against Penrith at ANZ Stadium after the women had beaten the Sydney Roosters.

Career

Appearances
25
Tries
4

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2017 5 1 4 - 20% 1 - 4 15 2.96 4 51 2 77 4 156 31.28 - 110 22.0
Warriors 2018 20 12 8 - 60% 3 - 12 18 0.92 26 597 12 580 42 1,551 77.60 18 760 38.0

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2017 2018 25 13 12 - - 4 - 16 33 1.32 30 648 14 657 46 1,708 68.00 18 870 34.8

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