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Dragons Sign Siliva Havili

The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that Siliva Havili has agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will see him join the Club until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Havili, 22, is a Manurewa Marlins junior is a versatile utility player, who can play as lock-forward, second-row or hooker, presently contracted to the New Zealand Warriors.

The two-time Junior Kiwi was part of the Warriors 2011 NYC Premiership winning team and has since played 10 first-grade games to date since making his NRL debut in 2014.

Havili played two international fixtures for Mate Ma’a Tonga during 2013 before making his representative debut for the New Zealand Kiwis during the recent 2014 Four Nations Tournament.

He will join the Dragons in November.

https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2015/07/20/dragons_sign_siliva_.html
 
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The New Zealand Warriors have confirmed the impending departure of another hooker, with Siliva Havili set to be released at the end of the 2015 NRL season.The Warriors today confirmed Havili will be released at the end of the current...

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All the best Havili.. more players getting regular NRL game time the better it is for the Kiwis..

Warriors:Luke & Leuluai
Broncos:Kodi Nikorima developing alongside McCullough.. already been introduced to the Kiwis environment
Dragons:Havili covering Mitch Rein
Roosters:McIllwrick covering Jake Friend
Tigers:Cherrington developing under Farah
Knights:Levi recently made his first grade debut

Some exciting prospects developing for the Kiwis in the hooking position
 
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This is the Warriors release about Siliva Havili's departure at the end of the year. Interesting that they still hold out hope that Nathan Friend will stay...

End of season release for Havili
Mon 20th July, 04:21PM
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Hooker Siliva Havili is being released by the Vodafone Warriors at the end of 2015 NRL season. Image | www.photosport.nz

The Vodafone Warriors have confirmed hooker Siliva Havili will be released at the end of the 2015 NRL season to take up a contract with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The 22-year-old was signed until the end of next season but will leave as the club continues to realign its NRL squad for the 2016 season and beyond.

“We have Issac Luke coming as our No 1 hooker next year, we also have Thomas (Leuluai) who can fill the role and we’ve just extended young Nathaniel Roache to the end of the 2017 season,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden.

“We’re happy to see Siliva have an opportunity to develop with another club but for now he’s very much part of our plans for the rest of this season.”

There is also still an opportunity for veteran hooker Nathan Friend to remain after the club made him a one-year offer for 2016.

Havili, who played more than 50 NYC games for the club from 2011-2013, made his NRL debut last year and appeared in his 11th match in yesterday’s loss to the Sydney Roosters.

He has played extensively in the New South Wales Cup, appearing for the Auckland Vulcans in 2012 and 2013 and also making 29 appearances for the Vodafone Warriors since the club took over the side last year.

Havili made his Kiwi debut in last year’s Anzac Test and was in the 2014 Four Nations squad although he didn’t play a game in the tournament.

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news/2015/07/20/end_of_season_releas.html
 

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Siliva Havili was given the Players' Player Award for his performance v. the Panthers in the NSWcup last weekend.

NEW SOUTH WALES CUP | v PANTHERS | SILIVA HAVILI

Stats | 80 minutes, 2 tries, 2 line breaks, 2 off loads, 7 runs, 50 metres, 26 tackles, 0 missed tackles

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Hate on, if you have nothing better to do. He has a contract elsewhere. I wish him well.
 
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Siliva Havili was given the Players' Player Award for his performance v. the Panthers in the NSWcup last weekend.

NEW SOUTH WALES CUP | v PANTHERS | SILIVA HAVILI

Stats | 80 minutes, 2 tries, 2 line breaks, 2 off loads, 7 runs, 50 metres, 26 tackles, 0 missed tackles

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Hate on, if you have nothing better to do. He has a contract elsewhere. I wish him well.
I think he'll go real well with the dragons. Taukeiaho mentioned him as a mate who needs to leave his home town before he can become the player he should be... Hopefully he has some shockers against us tho lol...
 
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I think he'll go real well with the dragons. Taukeiaho mentioned him as a mate who needs to leave his home town before he can become the player he should be... Hopefully he has some shockers against us tho lol...

Given our record against the dragons... I suspect he'll play well against us...

Wish him the best of luck.
 
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Dragons centre Tim Lafai arrested over drunken brawl in Wollongong
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Ben McClellan and Matt Logue, The Daily Telegraph
July 25, 2016 2:17pm
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ST George Illawarra centre Tim Lafai has landed in hot water after he was allegedly involved in a drunken brawl in Wollongong.

The 25-year-old and another Dragons player, 23, were issued infringement notices for “continuing intoxicated behaviour” after police were called to reports of two brawls.

NSW Police said officers were called to the intersection for Atchison and Crown streets at 5am yesterday following reports of a brawl.

When they arrived the group had dispersed but Lafai and the 23-year-old were stopped a short distance away and given “move on” directions by officers.

A short time later the pair were seen by police in an “altercation” with a group of males on Crown St.

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Lafai joined the Dragons from the Bulldogs this season.
Lafai and the 23-year-old were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The pair were issued infringement notices for “continuing intoxicated behaviour after a move on direction”.

Lafai is understood to have been heavily intoxicated and was allegedly running around with his shirt off in a crazed manner.

He and the other Dragons player had left a nearby nightclub before the brawls.


Police are investigating the incident and the alleged victim Reed Harris told the Seven Network he was considering pressing charges.

“All I remember is blood all over me,” Mr Harris said.

“I have a constant headache and I can’t really move too well. I am still at work but I am struggling.

“If it was a fair fight, one-on-one and this happened I might just leave it as that.”

The alleged incident occurred outside Fever Nightclub around 5am, before continuing soon after at a nearby convenience store on Crown St, after which Lafai, Havili and Dunamis Lui were taken into custody.

The Dragons said they were co-operating with police and had informed the NRL integrity unit.

Seems to me that the issue is that they were seen to be involved in one fight then moved on only to end up in another. Nothing mentioned about a cowards punch, thank god.
 
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The St George Illawarra Dragons have determined to stand-down contracted players Siliva Havili and Tim Lafai, effective immediately and until further notice.

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The St George Illawarra Dragons have determined to stand-down contracted players Siliva Havili and Tim Lafai, effective immediately and until further notice, from all Club activities, for breaching the Club's Code of Conduct.

The Club has been advised that both Havili and Lafai have been charged with affray and offensive behaviour by police, following an incident which occurred in Wollongong on Sunday morning.

The NRL Integrity Unit has been informed and the Club has arranged counselling for both players.

The matter is to be considered by Courts system and as such, the Club will not be making any further comment, at this time.
 
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St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that both Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili, the players have been reinstated, in respect to Club activities.

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Dragons club statement
Sat 06 Aug, 2016, 10:00am
Dragons Media, NRL.com

The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that after consultation with the NRL Integrity Unit and both Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili, the players have been reinstated, in respect to Club activities.

Both players had been stood-down from all Dragons' activities for breaching the Club’s Code of Conduct arising from their involvement in an incident which took place on Sunday, July 24.

Both players are now available to play if selected for the Illawarra Cutters in their NSW Cup fixture against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium Wollongong on Saturday.

Both Lafai and Havili have been charged with affray and offensive behaviour by police and the matter is still to be considered by the Courts system.

As such, the Club will not be making any further comment regarding either player until after the Courts system process has concluded.

https://www.nrl.com/dragons-club-statement/tabid/10874/newsid/99988/default.aspx
 
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Former Warriors player Siliva Havili has been reinstated to St George Illawarra's first grade team after the club caved into player pressure.

Havili and Tim Lafai were stood down last week after their part in a drunken brawl in Wollongong and are scheduled to answer charges of affray and offensive behaviour in court in September.

However the club was facing a player revolt after a group of their teammates demanded to coach Paul McGregor that they be allowed to play and train.

The club's handling of the matter was also criticised by the Rugby League Players' Association who claimed they had been denied due process and demanded they be afforded the presumption of innocence.

The Dragons on Saturday back-flipped on their punishment, 12 days after standing them down.
 
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However the club was facing a player revolt after a group of their teammates demanded to coach Paul McGregor that they be allowed to play and train.
Man that club is in freefall. Theyre almost worse than the Eels. The apparent player revolt and the definite fan revolt against Mary and Doust its not looking good the red V army. Some of the most passionate fans around...
 
snake77

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The Dragons fans have had it in for Doust for years now especially when he wouldn't sack Steve Price.

I forgot about McGregor's DUI until seeing it in another article. If it was a player he'd be stood down and torn to shreds for a few weeks until the media get sore typing fingers or move onto the next thing. A coach gets written about and then we move on like he's a builder or a plumber who had one too many after Friday night drinks.
 
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FORGOTTEN Rabbitohs star Robbie Farah has been linked to a blockbuster four-club trade.

The Wests Tigers premiership winner has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Rabbitohs since the Raiders signed Siliva Havili and Ata Hingano as a replacement for injured star Josh Hodgson.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is yet to find the right balance between his halves and No. 9, with Sam Williams, Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer moved around during the club’s winless start to 2018.

The club on Tuesday named Austin on an extended bench, outside the first-strength 17 to play Manly on Saturday.

Farah has now been linked to a move to the Raiders in a complicated trade which would see Sezer given permission to return to Canterbury.

Sportingnews.com reports the four way trade would see Faraj join the Rabbitohs, Sezer join the Bulldogs and star Canterbury forward Aiden Tolman move to Cronulla.

The report claims the biggest hurdle holding up the trade is that South Sydney are not prepared to release Farah under the conditions offered by the Raiders.

“The Raiders are considering releasing halfback Aidan Sezer immediately to the Bulldogs, who are desperate for an experienced playmaker to help Kieran Foran steer the team around the park,” the report states.

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Robbie Farah has been waiting for another chance.Source:AAP

“But Canberra will only let Sezer go if they get their hands on Souths veteran Robbie Farah, who is being wasted at the Bunnies behind Damien Cook.

“And then if the Bulldogs get Sezer, they will release prop Aiden Tolman to the Sharks.

Cronulla have been after Tolman for weeks - but the Bulldogs have been reluctant to let him go.”

Farah has been playing reserve grade in 2018 with Rabbitohs coach favouring Damien Cook in an 80-minute hooking role that has seen Farah dumped off the bench.

Stuart and Farah’s NSW State of Origin connection has previously been mentioned as one of the incentives pushing Farah to Canberra.

Stuart on Tuesday swung the axe with playmakerAustin chopped from the Raiders’ starting 17.

The Raiders mentor has run out of patience after his side failed to protect a late lead in each of the first three weeks of the competition. He has replaced the misfiring Austin with former Warrior Ata Hingano on the bench.

After being dropped from the starting side for Sam Williams in the opening three rounds, Austin has now bee dropped to reserve grade.

In other teams news, Wests Tigers playmaker Benji Marshall has declared himself a likely starter despite rupturing the lateral ligament in his ankle while Tyrone Peachey will replace the injured Nathan Cleary in the Penrith halves.

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Aiden Tolman has been promoted to the starting side, but is still on the trade table.Source:Getty Images

As well, Matt Moylan and Luke Lewis return for Cronulla and Will Smith will take the Parramatta No. 1 jersey following injuries to Bevan French and Jarryd Hayne. Marshall initially feared he would have to undergo surgery after suffering his injury in last week’s controversial loss to Brisbane.

The injury usually requires one to two weeks rest, but given the side’s long turnaround the 33-year-old is confident and has been named to take on the Eels.

Marshall is yet to train with teammates this week and hopes to take part in the side’s training runs on Thursday or Saturday.

He said as long as he was running freely by Saturday, he will line up against the winless and desperate Eels at ANZ Stadium on Monday.

“I can still probably play with that,” Marshall said.

“The problem is just trying to get the swelling out of the ankle and trying to get range in your ankle.

“I haven’t run yet. I probably won’t try to run until Saturday or Sunday. If I feel alright I’ll play.” Tui Lolohea has been named on an extended bench and could return if Marshall falls short while youngster Tyson Gamble has also been named in the No.18 jersey.

With Cleary out for 10 weeks with a knee injury, Panthers coach Anthony Griffin has elected to name Peachey in the halves with Peter Wallace to remain at hooker.

The highly-rated Jarome Luai will make his debut off the bench. Smith will wear the Eels No.1 jumper with French and Hayne suffering the Parramatta fullback injury curse which has also claimed Clint Gutherson. Brock Lamb will start at five-eighth for Newcastle following Connor Watson’s shoulder injury.

Brisbane’s Corey Oates (hip) and Tevita Pangai Jr (hamstring) are replaced by Jonus Pearson and Jaydn Su’a.

North Queensland fullback Lachlan Coote is a chance to return after being included on an extended bench.

Lewis (foot) and Moylan (hamstring) will make welcome returns for the Sharks ahead of their showdown with premiers Melbourne on Friday.

— with AAP
 
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