Thomas Leuluai

Player Info

Name
Thomas Leuluai
Nickname
Tommy, Shoulders (Wigan)
Date of Birth
22/6/1985
Place of Birth
Auckland New Zealand
Height
176cm
Weight
86 kg
Nationality
New Zealand
Warriors #
105
Forum Nickname(s)
TL
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
May 02, 2003 (Vrs Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Junior Club
Otahuhu Leopards
Signed From
Otahuhu Ellerslie and Wigan Warriors
Position
Halfback, Hooker
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Leuluai
The son of James Leuluai and part of the famous Leuluai Rugby League family he was the youngest player to ever debut for the Warriors. He became the second youngest Kiwi Test player (barely 18) when he debuted against Australia in July 2003. He had limited first team experience at New Zealand Warriors with competition from New Zealand internationals Stacey Jones and Lance Hohaia. He spent most of the 2003 season in the Bartercard Cup playing for his youth club Otahuhu-Ellerslie. At the end of 2004, he left the Warriors after playing 21 first grade games and scoring two tries.

In 2004, Leuluai signed a contract with Super League side London Broncos. He spent two years at the club playing 38 games and scoring 19 tries. Both seasons were affected by injury.

Leuluai agreed a three-year deal with Wigan Warriors in December 2006. In April 2009, having made over seventy appearances for the club, Leuluai extended his contract with the Wigan Warriors by three years to last him until the 2012 season. He helped Wigan to their first Championship since 1998 with a man-of-the-match performance in the 2010 Super League Grand Final earning him the Harry Sunderland Trophy.

In November 2011 Leuluai announced he had signed a three-year contract with the New Zealand Warriors starting in 2013. He has since re-signed to an extended contract.

  • Made his debut with the Warriors in 2003
  • Became the youngest player to play for the Warriors at the time of his debut
  • Debuted for the New Zealand Kiwi's in 2003
  • Was the 704th person to represent the New Zealand Kiwi's
  • Became the second youngest player to Represent the New Zealand Kiwi's at the time of his debut
  • Debuted for the London Broncos in 2005
  • Debuted for the Wigan Warriors in 2007
  • Played in the Centenary Test representing 100 years to the day that the New Zealand 'All Golds' first met Australia in 2008
  • Won the Rugby League World Cup with New Zealand in 2008
  • Won the Super League Grand Final with Wigan in 2010
  • Won the Harry Sunderland Trophy in 2010
  • Played in the World Cup Challenge in 2011
  • Debuted for the Exiles in 2011
  • Returned to the New Zealand Warriors in 2013

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