Swanny

For every Marcelo Montoya signing there’s a Kane Evans one, wouldn’t know until he’s here whether he’s in the Montoya category as plenty said the same of him before he arrived. One things for sure is that we’re after a backup hooker, apparently we want to swap Nikorima for Havili from souths.
If we picked up Havili would that mean Jazz is moving on at the end of the season? When Jazz re-signed it was stated that he needed to be able to cover hooker. Havili would be able to play that same role of covering hooker and playing through the middle
 

kos

I dont mind Siliva Havili.
I think he is better than Marshall King from the Bulldogs.
Siliva has got a great league phsyique and you know a few clubs have seen value in him.
Its been commented that sometimes our guys have to get away from Auckland to improve.
Why dont we get a few more of our under 20 s grand final heroes from a few years ago back.
Lino and Havili.
 
Noitall

Noitall

If we picked up Havili would that mean Jazz is moving on at the end of the season? When Jazz re-signed it was stated that he needed to be able to cover hooker. Havili would be able to play that same role of covering hooker and playing through the middle
I should have said apparently we wanted, rabbits weren’t interested in giving up Havili. We approached them for a trade.
 
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In 2015 Siliva Havili announced he had signed a two year contract with the St George-Illawarra Dragons.

Havili saw out his two years with the Dragons then signed a one year contract with the Canberra Raiders. With first-choice hooker Josh Hodgson injured for much of season 2018, Havili produced the best season of his career to date, playing 24 games and earning himself a two-year contract extension.

On 21 October 2021, he signed a two-year deal to join South Sydney Rabbitohs. This contract will see him at South Sydney until the end of the 2023 season.

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Height: 178 cm
Date of Birth: 18 February 1993
Weight: 106 kg
Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
Age: 29
Debut Club: New Zealand Warriors
Date: 13 April 2014
Opposition: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Round: 6
Previous Clubs: New Zealand Warriors, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Canberra Raiders
Junior Club: Manurewa Marlins

 
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Remember that pre season when he passed out while doing the army training and everyone got into him about being soft?
I didn’t get that- the guy pushed himself passed his physical limits.
I’ve been reading Cameron smiths book and he talks about a couple of guys who had to be taken to hospital during storm trainings- he respected that.
 
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Rabbitohs extend contract of Siliva Havili until at least the end of 2025​

South Sydney Rabbitohs
Tue 24 Jan 2023, 04:57 PM
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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are delighted to announce the contract extension of international forward Siliva Havili for a further two seasons today.

Havili will be wearing the famous red and green jersey of the Rabbitohs until at least the end of the 2025 season with this extension, well earned after his first season playing for South Sydney in 2022.

Havili, 29, has played 127 NRL matches so far in his career, including 23 games for South Sydney, since making his debut for the Warriors in 2014.

Siliva has gone on to play 15 Tests for Tonga and one Test match for New Zealand over the past ten seasons.

Havili says he has made a home here at South Sydney.

“The family and I have really enjoyed the move to Sydney, especially to this Club in South Sydney,” Havili said.

The goal is to win a premiership and I truly believe we can do that here at the Rabbitohs in the next few years.
Siliva Havili

“The Members and fans have been great to me, as have the Club and the staff.

“It’s really exciting times and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve in the coming years.”

Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, says he is very pleased to be working alongside Havili for a further two years.

“Siliva had a great year for us in 2022, showing his utility value throughout the forward pack and providing punch for us whether he starts the game or comes off the interchange bench,” Mr Ellison said.

“He has also proven to be a leader amongst the squad, particularly with the young Pasifika players at our Club. He was a leading force behind our round three fundraising efforts for the tsunami-affected people of Tonga last season and he provides great guidance and strength for young guys like Keaon Koloamatangi, Davvy Moale, Josiah Karapani and Daniel Suluka Fifita.

“We’re all excited to see him extend his time here at the Rabbitohs and we’re looking forward to seeing him rip in again in 2023 and beyond.”

Biography​

Name:Siliva Havili
Date of Birth:18 February, 1993
Place of Birth:Auckland, NZ
Position:Utility forward
Height:187cm
Weight:106kg
Junior Club:Manurewa Marlins
Previous Clubs:Raiders (2018-21), Dragons (2016), Warriors (2014-15)
NRL Debut:Warriors vs Bulldogs, Eden Park, 13 April 2014 (Rd 6)
Club Debut:Rabbitohs vs Broncos, Suncorp Stadium, 11 March 2022 (Rd 1)
NRL Games:127 (23 for the Rabbitohs so far; 80 for the Raiders; ten for the Dragons; 14 for the Warriors)
NRL Points:24 (Four points for the Rabbitohs from one try; 20 for the Raiders from five tries)
Rep Honours:15 Tests for Tonga (2013, 2016-17, 2022); one Test match for New Zealand (2014); World Cup for Tonga (2022); Junior Kiwis (2011-12)

 
TeetsNRL

TeetsNRL

He’s carved himself out an impressive career- proved a few wrong along the way.

Look at the some of the comments on the first page of his forum.

Goes from exciting prospect to ‘get rid him of him he’s useless’ in the space of a page.

No wonder our juniors have to go elsewhere to kick on, the fans have as much perseverance with our kids as the club does.
 
Noitall

Noitall

He’s had a really good last couple of years as a quality off the bench middle forward. His go forward is impressive. He can cover hooker off the bench too as you would expect. Perfect bench player.
We’ve produced a few of his mould that all came through at similar times, Jazz Tevaga is another that covers similar positions and also Erin Clark at the titans. Good utilities to have on the bench.
 
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And the attitude is second to none. Doesn’t back down to anybody, starting to be smarter with it.
By the time he returns from injury, hopefully we are playing so well that he can’t make the 17 and has to show his wares in the NSW Cup. How good would that be!
 
mt.wellington

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Quite happy to see Havili carve himself a niche at the Bunnies. Had to do it the hard way through the Dragons feeder team. He played all his 10 games for top side in 2016. He spent the whole of 2017 in reserve grade.

Was lucky Hodgson was injured most of the season in 2018 but credit where its due, he took that opportunity and showed what he could do.

I got to talk to him just before he left for St George and he was pretty broke and looking to sell jerseys. He was going over there on a wing and a prayer but still hungry to chase the dream. Meant leaving his wife and kid behind till he was set up. Only makes the payoff more rewarding.

Just reiterates my point of players, especially juniors, being much better served being developed in Australia and well away from this club...
 

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