Player Info

Odell Manuel
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New Zealand
104 kg
New Zealand, Samoa
Current Status
Truck driver and competes professionally as a power lifter
Status Link
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Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
8th March 1999 vs Sydney Roosters
Junior Club
Otahuhu Leopards
Signed From
Otahuhu Leopards
Wikipedia Page
Manuel played for the Warriors for two seasons, winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1999. In 2000 he represented the New Zealand Māori at the World Cup. He then spent two years at Canberra which were much less successful. Mid way through his first season he was injured in a collision with Lesley Vainikolo in training and he spent much of his second year in reserve grade.

He then returned to New Zealand to play for the Hibiscus Coast Raiders in the Bartercard Cup before a swansong season in Australia with the Central Comets. However after only six games he was diagnosed with arthritis and forced to retire.
  • 1999–2000 New Zealand Warriors
  • 1999 NZ Warriors Rookie of the Year
  • 2001–2002 Canberra Raiders

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