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Jerry Seuseu

Date of Birth
Apr 19, 1974
Birth Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality
  1. 🇳🇿 New Zealand
  2. 🇼🇸 Samoa
Height (cm)
188 cm
Weight (kg)
108 kg
Position/s
  1. Prop
Warrior #
50
Warriors Debut Details
August 16 1997, Round 17 vs Western Reds at Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
Warriors Years Active
  1. 1997
  2. 1998
  3. 1999
  4. 2000
  5. 2001
  6. 2002
  7. 2003
  8. 2004
Signed From
Mangere East Hawks
Rep Honours
  1. NZ
  2. Samoa
Awards/Honours
  1. Warriors Player of the Year
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Seuseu

Player Bio

Jerry Seuseu (born 19 April 1974) is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, as a prop. He represented New Zealand and Samoa at international level. After retirement he became Wellbeing and Education manager at the New Zealand Warriors, and the manager for the Junior Warriors. He is the current Junior Kiwis Manager as well as the Senior Wellbeing Manager for the New Zealand Warriors

A Mangere East Hawks junior, Seuseu represented the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 and 1996, where he was Lion Red Cup player of the year in 1996 before joining the Auckland Warriors where he was named Reserve Grader of the Year in 1997. Seuseu then became a stalwart in the Auckland Warriors front row after Joe Vagana left the club to join Bradford Bulls in 2000. Seuseu played for Samoa at the 2000 World Cup. Seuseu played for the New Zealand Warriors at prop forward in their 2002 NRL Grand Final loss against the Sydney Roosters. He went on to make over 120 appearances for the New Zealand Warriors, scoring 8 tries.

In 2004 he was banned for seven matches after pleading guilty to reckless high tackling.

Seuseu joined English club Wigan Warriors at the start of the 2005 Super League season. His younger brother, Anthony Seuseu, also played in Super League VIII with strugglers Halifax. Seuseu retired from rugby league at the end of the 2006 Super League season after two years playing for Wigan Warriors.

Between 2007 and 2009 he worked as a Football Development Officer for the Auckland Rugby League focusing on grassroots juniors. He then took up a similar position at the New Zealand Warriors, becoming the Welfare and Education manager for the 2010 season.

In 2023, Seuseu participated in season 3 of Match Fit, where former rugby players return to play against the Australian counterparts. He joined in the first season that featured former rugby league stars. He also revealed that he had undergone hip replacement in the last year. On episode 5, he revealed the true reason that he entered his current job was mostly due to losing his father from suicide when Jerry was just six-years-old. Jerry was the oldest of six siblings, and his father was unable to unable to sufficiently provide for the family due to rapid expansion of the family.


Auckland forward represented Samoa in the 2000 World Cup and made his Test debut for the Kiwis against France in 2001. Voted the Warriors’ Player of the Year in 2001, the year the club made an historic finals appearance, Seuseu also played against Australia in the one-off Test in October. The Warriors’ lock forward in the club’s 30-8 grand final loss to the Roosters in 2002, Seuseu played in the 32-24 Test loss against Australia in Wellington before touring Great Britain and France with the Kiwis. The hard-tackling forward continued his Test career in 2003-04, bringing his tally to 11 Tests following 2004’s ANZac Test, but injury ruled him out of the Tri Nations competition.
- ALAN WHITICKER

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