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Player Sebastine Ikahihifo

Full Name
27 January 1991
Date of Birth
Jan 27, 1991
Birth Location
Auckland, New Zealand
  1. 🇳🇿 New Zealand
  2. 🇹🇴 Tonga
Height (cm)
183 cm
Weight (kg)
107 kg
  1. Prop
  2. Lock
Warrior #
NRL Debut Date
Jul 28, 2012
NRL Debut Details
Round 21, New Zealand Warriors vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Patersons Stadium, Perth, Australia
Warriors Debut Date
Jul 28, 2012
Warriors Debut Details
Round 21 vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Patersons Stadium, Perth, Australia
Warriors Years Active
  1. 2012
  2. 2013
  3. 2014
  4. 2015
Signed To
Huddersfield Giants
Signed From
Mangere East Hawks
Junior Club/s
Mangere East Hawks
Previous Club/s
Huddersfield Giants, Salford Red Devils
Current Club
Huddersfield Giants
Rep Honours
  1. Junior Kiwi
Rugby League Project



Sebastine Ikahihifo (born 27 January 1991) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop and loose forward for the Huddersfield Giants in the Betfred Super League.

He previously played for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

Ikahihifo was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and is of Tongan descent.

He played his junior rugby league for the Mangere East Hawks.

He signed for the New Zealand Warriors in 2010 and played 36 games in the Toyota Cup, being part of the 2010 and 2011 grand final victories. In 2012, Ikahihifo played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup.

In round 21 of the 2012 NRL season, Ikahihifo made his first grade début for the New Zealand Warriors against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles playing off the interchange bench in the Warriors' 24–22 loss at NIB Stadium in Perth. Ikahihifo played in 4 matches for the Warriors in the 2012 NRL season.

Ikahihifo finished the 2013 NRL season with him playing in 8 matches for the Warriors.

In February 2014, Ikahihifo was selected in the Warriors' inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad. In June 2014, Ikahihifo had his contract extended to the end of the 2015 season. Ikahihifo finished off the Warriors' 2014 NRL season with him playing in 18 matches.

On 16 January, Ikahihifo was named in the Warriors' 2015 NRL Auckland Nines wider training squad but did not make the final squad. In Round 5 against the Melbourne Storm, he scored his first NRL career try in the Warriors' 30–14 loss at AAMI Park. He finished off the season having played in 9 matches and scoring a try. On 23 September, he signed a two-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2016.

On 29 January, Ikahihifo was named in St. George Illawarra's 2016 Auckland Nines squad. He was released from his St. George contract without making an appearance for the club in order to join the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League as a mid-season transfer.

In 2017, Ikahihifo was named in the Super League Dream Team.

He made a total of 20 appearances for Huddersfield in all competitions as the club missed the finals series finishing 5th.

He made a total of 18 appearances in the 2019 season as Huddersfield finished a disappointing 10th.

He joined Salford on loan in the 2020 season. He later played for Salford in their 2020 Challenge Cup Final defeat against Leeds.

On 13 November 2020, the club website reported that they would extend the loan period to cover the 2021 season.

He played a total of 13 matches for Huddersfield in the 2022 Super League season as Huddersfield reached the playoffs. He played in Huddersfield's shock 28–0 loss to Salford in the elimination playoff.

He played 21 matches with Huddersfield in the 2023 Super League season as the club finished ninth on the table and missed the playoffs.


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