Michael Vella

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 19th February, 1978
Current Age
40 years and 269 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Rookie Of The Year
1999

Biography

Big-hitting forward, a P’matta junior, represented NSW and Australia during a marvellous 1999 season. Vella made his Test debut when called in as a late replacement for the injured Gorden Tallis in Australia’s Tri-series win against NZ and Great Britain in October. After a slow start to the 2000 season, Vella was recalled into NSW’s victorious State of Origin team as a replacement for the suspended Rodney Howe, before again playing for Australia against NZ Residents in a World Cup warm-up. Vella appeared in three matches in the World Cup competition, including the semi-final win over Wales, but did not play in the final. In 2001, he put aside the disappointment of a grand final loss to Newcastle with selection on the shortened Kangaroo Tour. A member of NSW’s State of Origin squad in 2002 (interestingly, the P’matta prop came off the interchange bench in all ten State of Origin matches and in his five Test appearances) Vella overcame a battle with cancer in 2005 before leaving P’matta at the end of 2006 to see out his career in England.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1999-01 8 - -   - - 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1999-2001 8 0 0   0 6 2 0 75.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1999-2000 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 2000 3 0 0   0 3 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1999-02 10 - -   - - 5 3 2 50.00% Match list
Overall 1999-2002 10 0 0   0 5 3 2 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NRL 1998 8 1 -   - 4 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1999 24 3 -   - 12 16 8 0 66.67% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2000 20 - -   - - 11 8 1 55.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2001 27 5 -   - 20 20 5 2 74.07% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2002 16 - -   - - 6 9 1 37.50% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2003 15 - -   - - 8 7 0 53.33% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2004 22 1 -   - 4 9 13 0 40.91% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2005 14 1 -   - 4 11 3 0 78.57% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2006 13 2 -   - 8 3 10 0 23.08% Match list
Overall 1998-2006 159 13 0   0 52 90 65 4 56.60% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1998-06 159 13 -   - 52 90 65 4 56.60% Match list
Overall 1998-2006 159 13 0   0 52 90 65 4 56.60% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1998-2006 11 - -   - - 5 6 0 45.45% Match list
Overall 1999-2006 11 0 0   0 5 6 0 45.45% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers Super League XII 2007 22 1 -   - 4 8 14 0 36.36% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Super League XIII 2008 27 8 -   - 32 11 15 1 40.74% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Challenge Cup 2008 2 1 -   - 4 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Super League XIV 2009 17 2 -   - 8 10 6 1 58.82% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Super League XV 2010 26 - -   - - 13 12 1 50.00% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Challenge Cup 2010 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Super League XVI 2011 24 2 -   - 8 13 11 0 54.17% Match list
Hull Kingston Rovers Challenge Cup 2011 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 2007-2011 121 14 0   0 56 57 61 3 47.11% Match list

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers 2007-11 121 14 -   - 56 57 61 3 47.11% Match list
Overall 2007-2011 121 14 0   0 56 57 61 3 47.11% Match list

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