Wests Tigers forward Ava Seumanufagai was a mainstay on the interchange bench in 2015 having played all but one match for the year for the second straight season.

The up-and-coming forward played his 50th game against the Newcastle Knights in Round 10 — a remarkable achievement for a player who only debuted mid-way through 2013 — and scored his first try in two seasons against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

Seumanufagai would pick up a knee injury in that game that ruled him out for the following week's clash against the Sydney Roosters, before returning against the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval in Round 21 for the final six games of the year.

At the end of the year, Seumanufagai also announced a contract extension with Wests Tigers that will see him stay at the Club until the end of the 2017 season.

 

Year in Numbers

Games

Tries

Goals

Points

Metres

Runs

Tackles

23

1

-

4

2187

214

443

 

Best Game — Round 11 vs. North Queensland Cowboys

With Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah both away on State of Origin duties, Seumanufagai ran for over 150 metres from his 14 carries with a linebreak and 38 tackles.

Seumanufagai was awarded Player's Player for the game, which was a special one for the forward as his father (who lives in Wellington) came to watch him play.

 

Season Highlight — Round 19 vs. Brisbane Broncos

Down 26-nil at half time against the Broncos, Wests Tigers needed to be the next team to score. Halfback Luke Brooks delivered a flat ball from 10 metres out for Seumanufagai, who ran a strong line and crashed over the top of Darius Boyd to score next to the posts.