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Joseph Leilua

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Wests Tigers

Player Bio

Height:
186 cm
Weight:
106 kg
Age:
28
Date of Birth:
12 December 1991
Birthplace:
Sydney, NSW
Nickname:
BJ
Debut Club:
Sydney Roosters
Opposition:
Gold Coast Titans
Date:
31 May 2010
Round:
12
Previous Clubs:
Sydney Roosters, Newcastle Knights, Canberra Raiders
Junior Club:
Hurstville United
Biography:

A standout junior representative player following selection in the 2009 Australian Schoolboys, Joey Leilua would make his first-grade debut in Round 12 of the 2010 season for the Sydney Roosters — going on to play 17 matches which included an appearance in the 2010 Grand Final defeat to St. George-Illawarra.

Leilua would cap off a superb rookie season by being named in the initial squad for the New Zealand Kiwis' Four Nations campaign, but was not selected in the final team.

Resuming as a regular in the Roosters squad, Leilua would go on to play another 43 matches across the next two seasons for the Tricolours — scoring 16 tries — before inking a long-term with the Newcastle Knights for the start of the 2013 season.

He would continue to attract the eye of representative coaches in that time, first with selection in the Emerging Blues squad before dominating for NSW City Origin against Country during the season. Leilua was named as part of the extended Blues Origin squad, but was not selected in 2012 as the Maroons chalked up another series win.

Leilua would score 10 tries in his debut season for the Knights in 2013 and eventually made his representative debut for Samoa at the Rugby League World Cup.

Bringing up his 100th game the following year, Leilua would continue to shine for both the Knights and Samoa before being granted a mid-season release in 2015 to join the Canberra Raiders effective immediately.

It was at the Green Machine that Leilua's career would go to another level, with the centre forming a formidable partnership with Jordan Rapana on the right wing.

In his 91 games for the Raiders between 2015 and 2019, Leilua would chalk up 48 tries at a rate better than one try every two matches — twice winning the Dally M Centre of the Year in 2016 and 2018 and again featuring in a Grand Final as the Raiders went down to the Sydney Roosters in 2019.

Signed on a three-year deal by Wests Tigers ahead of the 2020 season, Leilua will link up with his younger brother Luciano for the first time in his career and is signed through at the club until the end of the 2022 season.

Career

Appearances
206
Tries
89

2020 Season

Appearances
2

Scoring

Tries
0

Attack

Try Assists
0
Line Breaks
0
Tackle Breaks
6

Passing

Receipts
21

Defence

Tackles Made
21
Missed Tackles
6
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
84.2
Total Running Metres
168

Fantasy

Total Points
45
Average Points
22.5

2020 Season - By Round

2020 Season - By Round
Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Dragons Won 14 - 24 Centre 80 - - - - - - 2 32 1 10 11 2 101 16 -
2 Knights Lost 24 - 42 Centre 80 - - - 2 - - 4 25 3 11 10 4 66 2 -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Roosters 2010 17 11 6 - 65% 3 - 12 47 2.76 - - 3 5 - 178 23 77.97% 1,259 74.06 158 - -
Roosters 2011 23 9 14 - 39% 11 - 44 69 3.00 - - 1 15 - 99 22 70.79% 2,960 128.70 491 - -
Roosters 2012 19 7 11 1 37% 6 - 24 84 4.42 - - 4 9 - 162 27 80.28% 1,743 91.74 168 - -
Knights 2013 19 10 8 1 53% 13 - 52 - - - - 5 10 281 190 29 82.12% 2,253 118.61 37 293 15.0
Knights 2014 22 10 12 - 45% 11 - 44 67 3.03 - 1 13 11 319 214 31 84.93% 2,655 120.72 3 735 33.0
Raiders 2015 19 6 13 - 32% 6 - 24 46 2.40 - 2 5 7 273 171 31 76.56% 2,025 106.63 3 612 32.0
Raiders 2016 25 18 7 - 72% 11 - 44 184 7.37 - 1 10 14 414 245 27 88.57% 3,204 128.16 17 1,196 47.0
Raiders 2017 24 11 13 - 46% 10 - 40 72 3.02 - - 7 6 361 198 44 78.10% 2,514 104.78 1 796 33.0
Raiders 2018 24 10 14 - 42% 14 - 56 61 2.55 - 2 3 13 330 215 46 77.37% 2,489 103.75 24 848 35.0
Raiders 2019 12 8 4 - 67% 4 - 16 55 4.55 - - 2 7 148 124 20 84.77% 1,212 101.03 3 414 34.5
Wests Tigers 2020 2 1 1 - 50% - - - 2 1.00 - - - - 21 21 6 78.00% 168 84.15 - 45 22.5

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Roosters 2010 2012 59 27 31 1 - 20 - 80 200 3.39 - - 8 29 16 438 69 76.13% 5,132 86.00 800 - -
Knights 2013 2015 54 25 28 1 - 30 - 120 98 1.82 - 3 21 28 807 512 82 82.01% 6,449 119.00 44 1,940 35.9
Raiders 2015 2019 91 48 43 - - 39 - 156 387 4.25 - 3 24 40 1,315 845 146 81.51% 9,913 108.00 47 3,344 36.8
Wests Tigers 2020 2020 2 1 1 - - - - - 2 1.00 - - - - 21 21 6 78.02% 168 84.00 - 45 22.5

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