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David Nofoaluma

Winger

Wests Tigers

Player Bio

Height:
182 cm
Weight:
94 kg
Age:
25
Date of Birth:
28 November 1993
Birthplace:
Newcastle, NSW
Nickname:
Nofa
Debut Club:
Wests Tigers
Opposition:
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Date:
17 May 2013
Round:
10
Previous Club:
-
Junior Club:
Campbelltown Collegians / Campbelltown Warriors
Biography:

A local junior of Wests Tigers, David Nofoaluma played Australian Schoolboys and NSW U/18’s in 2011 before stepping up to the club’s Holden Cup team, where he starred and helped the side record a maiden Premiership win in the junior competition.

He made his NRL debut as a teenager midway through the 2013 season, and quickly found his feet in the top flight. Nofoaluma scored the match-winning try in his second game, before crossing for the Dally M Try of the Year against Manly at his local Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Nofoaluma was on the cusp of making his international debut for Samoa when selected in the squad for the side’s Pacific Test against in 2014, but would be forced to withdraw due to injury.

A regular for Wests Tigers, Nofoaluma would battle knee injuries throughout the following few years but continued to make an impact when on the field — making his representative debut for the Prime Minister’s XIII in 2015, scoring two tries in the 40-12 win over Papua New Guinea.

Missing just one game of the 2016 season, Nofoaluma ended the season as the team’s leading try-scorer with 14 and led the NRL in tackle breaks with 134 in easily the winger’s best season of his career so far. He would finally be rewarded with his debut for Samoa in the end-of-year Test against Fiji, playing out of position at fullback in the historic Test match in Apai, Samoa.

The Campbelltown kid would go one better in 2017 as he played in every game for Wests Tigers — leading the team in metres gained, tackle breaks, offloads and linebreaks. He was named in the Rugby League Players Association Dream Team, capping off a superb season that also saw him re-sign with the club on a four year deal.

Nofoaluma reached 100 games for Wests Tigers in 2018 and became the club’s all-time top try-scorer at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in the process. He requires just three more tries to pass Pat Richards as the all-time top try-scoring winger in club history.

Nofoaluma is signed through at Wests Tigers until the end of the 2021 season.

Career

Appearances
105
Tries
49

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
Wests Tigers 2013 15 5 10 - 33% 8 - 32 46 3.05 - - - 10 255 86 31 65.97% 1,736 115.77 270 1 0.1
Wests Tigers 2014 15 8 7 - 53% 7 - 28 11 0.74 - - - 9 249 73 22 77.33% 1,898 126.59 360 391 26.1
Wests Tigers 2015 10 4 6 - 40% 6 - 24 7 0.73 - - 1 7 190 96 20 78.23% 1,575 157.53 77 415 41.5
Wests Tigers 2016 23 11 12 - 48% 14 - 56 111 4.83 - 2 1 16 475 174 42 73.20% 3,033 131.89 533 1,026 44.6
Wests Tigers 2017 24 7 17 - 29% 8 - 32 129 5.36 - 1 2 15 571 146 42 73.91% 4,151 172.99 670 1,084 45.2
Wests Tigers 2018 18 9 9 - 50% 6 - 24 31 1.73 - - - 7 393 89 27 68.27% 2,724 151.34 352 672 37.0

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average 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
Wests Tigers 2013 2018 105 44 61 - - 49 - 196 302 2.88 - 4 64 - 664 184 - 15,119 143.00 2,263 3,631 34.6

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