Willie Talau

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Player No. 625
Nickname Tea Towel
Position Centre
Contract 2003
Height 179cm (5' 11")
Weight 94kg (207lbs)
DOB 25th Jan 1976
Origin Apia, Western Samoa
Debut Vs South Sydney - 4th Jul 1998
Dog Years (6) 1998 , 1999 , 2000 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003
Rep Caps New Zealand(10),
Other Clubs
Junior Club Taranaki , New Zealand

Biography Willie Talau joined Canterbury in 1998 as a centre.

Willie became a regular member of the reserve grade team and received the opportunity to play in the NRL against South Sydney when Steven Hughes was injured. He became a regular member of the team and played in the Grand Final against Brisbane.

In 1999, Willie was selected to play for New Zealand. He has played 12 Tests for New Zealand from 1999 to 2006. Willie also played in the 1999 Semi-Final against Melbourne.

In 2000, Willie started the season in the NRL but missed much of the season due to a foot injury.

In 2001, Willie was a regular member of the team and played in the Semi-Final against Cronulla.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1998 13 5 0 0 20
1 1999 19 5 0 0 20
1 2000 16 5 0 0 20
1 2001 26 7 0 0 28
1 2002 20 14 0 0 56
1 2003 7 2 0 0 8
Total: 101 38 0 0 152
Average (per year): 16.8 6.3 0 0 25.3
Average (per game): 0.4 0 0 1.5

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 6 119 46 0 0 184
Average (per year): 19.8 7.7 0 0 30.7
Average (per game): 0.4 0 0 1.5

Data provided by Clint Crofts