Sione Lousi

Player Info

Name
Sione Lousi
Nickname
Big Lou
Date of Birth
8 October, 1989
Place of Birth
Auckland, NZ
Height
191cm
Weight
106 kg
Nationality
New Zealand, Tonga
Warriors #
159
Junior Club
Bay Roskill Vikings, Richmond Rovers
Signed From
Junior Warriors
Position
Prop, Second Row
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sione_Lousi
A tall back row forward or prop, Sione Lousi is another graduate from the Vodafone Warriors’ development programme. With links to the Richmond and Bay Roskill clubs, he’s a product of Auckland’s St Paul’s College, which has developed a long line of Kiwis including Mark Graham, Dane O'Hara, Nigel Vagana, Stacey Jones, Joe Vagana, Jerome Ropati, Francis Meli and many more.

Injury restricted Lousi’s opportunities in his two seasons with the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the NYC but he was one of the side’s most influential players in his 17 appearances in 2009. He was one of five players to gain promotion to the NRL squad in the offseason. He did not disappoint in preseason trials, earning his NRL debut in the opening round of the year against Gold Coast, going on to make seven appearances in all.

He appeared in two NRL games in 2011 while also turning out for the Vulcans for most of the season and performing strongly. Sione’s most impressive year to date came in 2012, when he appeared in all but two NRL matches for the club. He unfortunately lost the opportunity to build on this momentum when he ruptured in his ACL in the club’s first NRL trial in 2013, forcing him out for the entire campaign.

  • Made his NRL debut on March 14, Round One of the 2010 season, at Skilled Park vs Gold Coast Titans
  • Is the older brother of fellow Warriors NRL player Samiuela (Sam) Lousi
  • Graduate of the inaugural 2009 Warriors Toyota Cup side, finishing his Junior Warriors career with 33 appearances and 2 tries
  • Played one test match for Tonga in 2010
  • Attended St Paul's College in Auckland
  • Developed as a second rower but has most recently been used as a prop

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