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Player Chris Satae

Full Name
Tēvita Chris Satae
Date of Birth
Oct 22, 1992
Birth Location
Tofoa, Tonga
  1. 🇹🇴 Tonga
Height (cm)
191 cm
Weight (kg)
118 kg
  1. Prop
  2. Lock
Warrior #
NRL Debut Date
Jul 22, 2017
NRL Debut Details
2017, Round 20, New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys
Warriors Debut Date
Jul 22, 2017
Warriors Debut Details
2017, Round 20, North Queensland Cowboys
Warriors Years Active
  1. 2017
  2. 2018
  3. 2019
St Paul's College
Signed To
Hull FC
Current Club
Catalans Dragons
Rugby League Project

Tēvita Chris Satae (Tongan: Tēvita Kulisi Satae) (born 22 October 1992), anglicised David Chris Satae is a Tongan rugby league footballer who plays as a prop or second-row forward for Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League.

Satae played for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League.

Satae was born in Tofoa, Tonga.

After playing rugby league at St Paul's College, Satae signed with the Penrith Panthers and played in their 2012 National Youth Competition side. Satae also played rugby union for the Ponsonby Rugby Club.

Satae played in the Auckland Rugby League competition for the Glenora Bears and the Point Chevalier Pirates. He represented the Akarana Falcons and the New Zealand Residents in 2016.

He then signed with the New Zealand Warriors and played in their 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW side. On 31 March 2017 his contract was upgraded to a NRL squad contract.

Later that year, In Round 20 of the 2017 NRL season, Satae made his NRL debut for the New Zealand Warriors against the North Queensland Cowboys.

On 5 August 2019, it was announced that Satae was granted a release effective immediately from the remainder of his contract, to take up a contract in Super League with Hull F.C. Satae played 16 games for Hull F.C. in the 2020 Super League season including the club's semi-final defeat against Wigan. In the 2021 Super League season, Satae played 21 games which saw Hull F.C. finish 8th on the table. Satae played nearly every game for Hull F.C. in the 2022 Super League season which saw the club finish 9th and miss the playoffs. Satae played 26 matches for Hull F.C. for in the Super League XXVIII season as the club finished 10th on the table.

On 25 June 2021 he was selected for the Combined Nations All Stars for their match against England, staged at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, as part of England's 2021 Rugby League World Cup preparation.

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He seemed to always be carrying excess weight which caused him to be a bit lumbering. Not saying he was carrying excess fat just seemed better suited for a wet track or an unlimited interchanges game. Also, his 191cm always appeared 181cm on my tv 🤪

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