Nigel Vagana

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Player No. 642
Nickname Pablo
Position Centre
Contract 2003
Height 180cm (5' 11")
Weight 87kg (192lbs)
DOB 7th Feb 1975
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Debut Vs Melbourne - 18th Feb 2001
Dog Years (3) 2001 , 2002 , 2003
Rep Caps New Zealand(8),
Other Clubs Warriors, Cronulla, South Sydney
Junior Club Richmond, New Zealand

Biography Nigel Vagana played 71 games for Auckland between 1996 and 2000 as a centre.

In 1997, Nigel spent one season with Warrington. He played for New Zeland in 1998. Nigel has played 35 Tests for New Zealand and played in the 2000 World Cup.

In 2001, Nigel joined the Bulldogs to become a regular centre in the NRL for three seasons. He played in the 2001 Semi-Final against Cronulla.

In 2002, Nigel broke Chris Anderson's 1983 record for the most tries in the season and was the NRL's leading try scorer with 23 four-pointers for the season. Nigel scored five tries in a game against South Sydney which equals Edgar Newham's record in 1942.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 2001 26 16 0 0 64
1 2002 24 23 0 0 92
1 2003 26 22 0 0 88
Total: 76 61 0 0 244
Average (per year): 25.3 20.3 0 0 81.3
Average (per game): 0.8 0 0 3.2

Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 3 76 61 0 0 244
Average (per year): 25.3 20.3 0 0 81.3
Average (per game): 0.8 0 0 3.2

Data provided by Clint Crofts