Solomone Kata

  • Name:
    Solomone Kata
    Date of Birth:
    Place of Birth:
    Neiafu, Tonga
    97 kg
    • Tonga
    Warriors #:
    Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details):
    7th March 2015 vs Newcastle Knights
    Junior Club:
    Sacred Heart College (rugby union)
    Signed From:
    Sacred Heart College (rugby union)
    • Winger
    • Centre
    Contracted till end of:
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    Born in Neiafu, Tonga, Kata moved to New Zealand in 2011 on a rugby union scholarship at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. Kata represented the Tongan under 21 side.

    Kata switched to rugby league in 2013, signing with the New Zealand Warriors. Kata played for the Warriors Holden Cup team and was part of the side that lost the Grand Final 30-42 to the Penrith Panthers. Kata played in the 2014 Auckland Nines with the first grade side, before returning to the under 20s competition where he was part of the NYC championship winning team, scoring a hat-trick in the final against the Broncos and winning the Jack Gibson Medal as the man of the match. He finished his NYC career with 19 tries in 26 matches while he was also use extensively at NSW Cup level to develop him as an NRL player.

    He also excelled in the NRL squad's offseason programme, playing in the NRL Nines and in the trials. His form made him an automatic selection for his debut in the opening round against Newcastle, an opportunity he grabbed gleefully as he set about establishing himself as the side's first-choice left edge centre. With 11 tries at close to a try a game in the first phase of the season, he was another of the young guns to have his contract extended signing up until the end of the 2018 season.
    • Educated at Sacred Heart College (Auckland)
    • Represented Tonga U21 Rugby Union
    • 2014 - Auckland Nines team
    • 2014 - NYC Grand Final winners
    • 2014 - NYC Grand Final Man of the Match
    • 2014 - Mate Ma'a Tonga debut
    • 2015 - Auckland Nines team
    • 2015 - Named in the Auckland Nines Team of the Tournament
    • 2015 - NZ Warriors debut
    • 2015 - Warriors Top Try Scorer
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