Player Poasa Faamausili

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Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,347
Mt. Wellington, Auckland


Height:188 cm
Weight:108 kg
Age:24
Date of Birth:14 February 1996
Birthplace:Auckland, NZ
Nickname: Po

Debut Club:Sydney Roosters
Opposition:Gold Coast Titans
Date:15 July 2018
Round:18

Previous Club:-
Junior Club:Glenora Bears

Biography:
A traditionally hard worker in the squad, Poasa Faamausili again joins the Roosters in 2020 as he continues on his path towards playing consistent first grade football.
After playing a number of NRL games in 2019. Faamausili will look to stay ready and prepared in 2020 as he awaits his chance to play first grade again.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,347
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Kiwi prop Poasa Faamausili helps create a NRL record as one of three try-scorers on debut
12:47, Jul 17 2018

Poasa Faamausili shows his delight at scoring on his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Gold Coast Titans." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-1-1594135292" data-lb-id="_xfUid-1-1594135292" style="">
Poasa Faamausili shows his delight at scoring on his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Gold Coast Titans.

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Poasa Faamausili shows his delight at scoring on his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Gold Coast Titans.

Talk about dream debuts.

Kiwi prop Poasa Faamausili hopes to kick on for the Roosters after scoring with his second touch of the ball in his first NRL appearance.

He was one of three Roosters players to score on debut - setting a NRL record.

Poasa Faamausili about to slam the ball down behind the Titans line." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-2-1594135292" data-lb-id="_xfUid-2-1594135292" style="">
Try-scorer Poasa Faamausili about to slam the ball down behind the Titans line.

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Try-scorer Poasa Faamausili about to slam the ball down behind the Titans line.

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Teammates congratulate Roosters rookie Poasa Faamausili on his first NRL try.

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Teammates congratulate Roosters rookie Poasa Faamausili on his first NRL try.

The 22-year-old Faamausili came off the interchange bench against the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday and ran a splendid line to score by the posts in the 57th minute after hurtling onto a deft pass from Kurt Baptiste.

Faamausili described his first taste of first grade football as "unreal".

"I was just hoping to get some strong carries, but I got a try because of Kurty's good ball," he told the Roosters' website.

"I was just grateful for it."

A week earlier, Faamausili had been playing for the Wyong Roos, the Roosters' feeder team in the New South Wales Cup.

The former Junior Kiwis forward said he was "grateful for the coaches backing me" in his step-up to the top grade.

"Everyone was really welcoming, [they were] making it really simple and making it basic and easier out there.

"I'm hoping to get some more games in first grade and go on from there."

Faamausili played 18 minutes and made five runs totalling 43m and a line break.

He made five tackles and missed two.

Auckland-born Faamausili was a Glenora Bears junior before being recruited by the Roosters.

He played in the age-group grades for the Sydney club. He was part of their SG Ball 18 years grade title winning team which played in the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships as Australia's representative.

Faamausili was a Junior Kiwi in 2016 and is a former New South Wales under-20s representative.

He made his NSW Cup for Wyong last year and has so far played 36 matches and scored six tries for the Central Coast side.

Sean O'Sullivan, 19, and Paul Momirovski, who turns 22 on Thursday, were the other Roosters rookies to score.

They are the first trio - without previous first grade experience - to score on their NRL debuts.

Longtime rugby league writer Neil Cadigan, writing on roosters.com.au said three Brisbane Broncos - Wally Lewis, Brett Le Man and Joe Kilroy scored in the Brisbane Broncos' opening first grade game in 1988 but all had had premier grade experience in the Queensland competition.

O'Sullivan said he was over the moon at his try-scoring feat.

"It's something (three debutants scoring tries) we'll laugh about in the next couple of years. It was awesome to debut with guys you've played the whole year with up at Wyong," he told roosters.com.au.

 
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Poasa Faamausili's loan deal to Warriors shows Roosters are 'putting the game first'
Mat Kermeen
21:57, May 28 2020
Poasa Faamausili, pictured scoring on his NRL debut in 2018, is tipped to join the Warriors on a month-long loan from the Roosters." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-4-1594135292" data-lb-id="_xfUid-4-1594135292" style="">
Poasa Faamausili, pictured scoring on his NRL debut in 2018, is tipped to join the Warriors on a month-long loan from the Roosters.

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Poasa Faamausili, pictured scoring on his NRL debut in 2018, is tipped to join the Warriors on a month-long loan from the Roosters.

He's potentially only one injury away from playing for the Roosters on Friday night but seven days later Poasa Faamausili will most likely become Warrior #244.

Faamausili — who scored on debut for the two-time NRL champions — will join the Warriors in a groundbreaking four-week loan deal on Sunday and will be eligible to play against the Penrith Panthers in round four.

The NRL has backflipped on the idea of the Gosford-based Warriors being allowed loan players to cover a middle forwards injury crisis after initially turning down the club's request two weeks ago.

Poasa Faamausili of the Sydney Roosters in action during a trial match against the Manly Sea Eagles in March." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-5-1594135292" data-lb-id="_xfUid-5-1594135292" style="">
Poasa Faamausili of the Sydney Roosters in action during a trial match against the Manly Sea Eagles in March.

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Poasa Faamausili of the Sydney Roosters in action during a trial match against the Manly Sea Eagles in March.

Faamausili remains in the Roosters' 21-man squad for Friday's much-anticipated clash against South Sydney but looks unlikely to play — especially with former Warrior Siosiua Taukeiaho firming as a chance to overcome a hamstring injury.

The Warriors have been in desperate need of reinforcements of big men after injuries to middle forwards Leeson Ah Mau, Bunty Afoa, Jackson Frei and Jazz Tevaga.

Warriors boss Cameron George told Stuff his club was "very appreciative" of what the Roosters, especially coach Trent Robinson and chief executive Joe Kelly, have done for the club in helping to get the deal across the line.

"They don't have too, but it just demonstrates they are putting the game first and helping us out through a pretty challenging time," George said.

Cameron George is grateful to the Roosters and the NRL for making the loan deal a reality.

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Cameron George is grateful to the Roosters and the NRL for making the loan deal a reality.

The initial loan period is set for a minimum of four weeks but George said it will remain flexible for both sides.

"It's set in for four weeks and then obviously if both parties want to review that they can."

But George said on the other side of the coin, the Roosters could call the former Junior Kiwi back within those initial four weeks if the defending premiers were hit with a succession of injuries to their propping stocks.

Faamausili, 24, has played 14 first grade games for the Rooster since his debut in 2018.

He played 11 minutes off the bench in the Roosters' round two 9-8 loss to the Manly Sea Eagles in March.

The Warriors are also grateful to the NRL for reconsidering the club's request, George said.

Faamausili, a cousin of former Penrith Panthers brothers Tony and Frank Puletua, was open to the deal because he knows he's ready to be playing first-grade week in and week out, Robinson said.

Faamausili, who is 1.88m and 108kg, has been stuck behind fellow New Zealanders Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Isaac Liu and Taukeiaho in the Roosters' propping pecking order.

"But he's an NRL player ready to play and he's not currently in our squad," Robinson told reporters on Friday.

Poasa Faamausili of the Junior Kiwis tackles Junior Kangaroo Dylan Edwards during an international match in Sydney in 2016." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-7-1594135292" data-lb-id="_xfUid-7-1594135292" style="">
Poasa Faamausili of the Junior Kiwis tackles Junior Kangaroo Dylan Edwards during an international match in Sydney in 2016.

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Poasa Faamausili of the Junior Kiwis tackles Junior Kangaroo Dylan Edwards during an international match in Sydney in 2016.

"We believe it's a benefit for us. Obviously New Zealand (Warriors) as well, but for us, [it's] to get a high quality player out there and playing."

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney was also thankful to the Roosters for loaning a much-needed big man.

"He'll add real value to our squad and we're certainly looking forward to welcoming him into the group here in Terrigal," Kearney said.

He confirmed despite the signing of former Raiders forward Jack Murchie, the club still has one roster spot in the top 30 to fill.

The Auckland-born Faamausili attended Waitakere College and was a Glenora Bears junior before being recruited by the Roosters.

He played in the age-group grades for the Sydney club. He was part of their SG Ball 18 years grade title-winning team which played in the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships as Australia's representative.

Faamausili was a Junior Kiwi in 2016 and is a former New South Wales under-20s representative.

 
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Poasa can give Warriors sudden impact as more injuries strike
Chris Kennedy NRL.com Reporter
Wed 3 Jun 2020, 04:55 PM
Poasa Faamausili on the charge for the Roosters against the Warriors at the NRL Nines in Perth." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-8-1594135292" data-lb-id="_xfUid-8-1594135292" style="">
Poasa Faamausili on the charge for the Roosters against the Warriors at the NRL Nines in Perth.

Poasa Faamausili has made an immediate impact on Stephen Kearney and the Warriors coach expects him to do the same for the team on the field on Friday.

Faamausili has joined the club on a short-term loan deal from the Roosters and will make his club debut against Penrith.

"He's settled in fantastic," Kearney said. "Absolutely [he'll play]; we didn't have him come into camp to not play any time for us.

"He actually went to school with a couple of the boys in the group – David Fusitua, Nate Roache, Isaiah Papalii, he had a bit to do with Rog (Tuivasa-Sheck) at the Roosters early days, Jack Murchie, Josh Curran. I think he feels pretty comfortable the way he turned up to training on Monday.

"You can see he's come from a great system in the Roosters, all the detail around his football he does really well. The boys enjoy having him in the camp. I think he'll fit in really well."

Kearney won't have any of his unavailable players returning this week but hopes for a few back in round five from the group which includes Jazz Tevaga, Lachlan Burr, David Fusitua and Agnatius Paasi.

 

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Faamausili deal ends
Richard Becht & Photosport.nz
Sat 27 Jun 2020, 02:19 PM
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Loan player Poasa Faamausili’s time with the Vodafone Warriors has ended with the Sydney Roosters recalling him after a spate of injuries in their seventh-round NRL clash against St George Illawarra last night.

The Roosters agreed late last month to allow Faamausili to join the Vodafone Warriors on loan.

It was agreed this week that the Auckland-born front rower’s stint would be extended but injuries to four Roosters forwards last night – Boyd Cordner, Isaac Liu, Victor Radley and Sam Verrills – led to Faamausili’s recall today.

He made the first NRL start of his career against the Melbourne Storm in Sydney last night, his fourth appearance for the Vodafone Warriors.

“We really appreciate what the Roosters did for us and thank Poasa for his efforts,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“Having Poasa on loan was mutually beneficial for both clubs. We’re sad to see him leave the group but he goes back far more ready to play after getting valuable game time over the last month.

“Poasa is an absolute gentleman and pleasure to have around. He’ll always be remembered as one of us.”

Faamausili has played 18 NRL matches.

 
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Off The Bench

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Jan 26, 2014
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Would definitely be a good signing if we could get him
But after a bit of time at our club i wouldn't be surprised if
He was a bit apprehensive.
 

bangbros18

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May 20, 2019
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Big thanks to the big man!!!! Hope your not scared by this experience, and one day you want to come home? If I were coach I'd have you back in a heart beat!
 
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wizards rage

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Apr 18, 2016
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Dont like the loan deals personally. He’s going to know all our plays and it could be the difference when we next play the Roosters😋

Great player, big future. Shows the difference a top development system and coaching makes.
 
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