Nigel Vagana

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 7th February, 1975
Current Age
42 years and 313 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Centre Of The Year
2001, 2002

Known Family Links

Cousin
Joe Vagana

Biography

Auckland winger/centre, the cousin of Test forward Joe Vagana, played a season with Warrington in 1997 before returning to the Warriors. Vagana made his Test debut the following year and has proved to be a consistent try scoring at club and international level. In 1999 Vagana (along with captain Matthew Ridge) was suspended for three matches for ‘man-handling’ the referee in a match against Balmain. A member of NZ’s World Cup squad in 2000, Vagana has played fullback, centre, winger and five-eighth at Test level. He joined the Bulldogs in 2001 following the change of ownership of the Auckland club but the move paid dividends, winning the ‘Dally M’ centre-of-the-year award. In early 2002, in a match against Souths, Vagana scored a club record-equalling 5 tries in a match but following the club’s salary cap problems he signed with Cronulla for 2004. Vagana was a regular in the NZ team in ensuing years, often playing five-eighth, and was instrumental in the Kiwis success in the 2005 Tri Nations final. After signing with Souths for 2007 Vagana retired from international football after the Kiwis 16-12 loss to Australia in extra-time in the final of the 2006 Tri-Nations competition.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1998-06 37 19 -   - 76 17 18 2 45.95% Match list
Samoa 2008 2 2 -   - 8 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1998-2008 39 21 0   0 84 18 19 2 46.15% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1998-2002 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Samoa 2008 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 2002-2007 3 0 0   0 3 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1998-2000 5 3 -   - 12 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
Samoa 2008 2 2 -   - 8 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 2000-2008 7 5 0   0 20 5 2 0 71.43% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland ARL 1996 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Auckland NRL 1998 23 13 -   - 52 8 15 0 34.78% Match list
Auckland NRL 1999 21 12 -   - 48 10 11 0 47.62% Match list
Auckland NRL 2000 26 12 -   - 48 8 16 2 30.77% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2001 26 16 -   - 64 15 8 3 57.69% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2002 24 23 -   - 92 20 3 1 83.33% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2003 26 22 -   - 88 16 10 0 61.54% Match list
Cronulla NRL 2004 18 12 -   - 48 8 10 0 44.44% Match list
Cronulla NRL 2005 25 12 -   - 48 12 13 0 48.00% Match list
Cronulla NRL 2006 18 8 -   - 32 8 10 0 44.44% Match list
South Sydney NRL 2007 25 7 -   - 28 12 13 0 48.00% Match list
South Sydney NRL 2008 7 3 -   - 12 1 6 0 14.29% Match list
Overall 1996-2008 240 140 0   0 560 118 116 6 49.17% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland 1996, 1998-00 71 37 -   - 148 26 43 2 36.62% Match list
Bulldogs 2001-03 76 61 -   - 244 51 21 4 67.11% Match list
Cronulla 2004-06 61 32 -   - 128 28 33 0 45.90% Match list
South Sydney 2007-08 32 10 -   - 40 13 19 0 40.63% Match list
Overall 1996-2008 240 140 0   0 560 118 116 6 49.17% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2001, 2003 5 3 -   - 12 1 4 0 20.00% Match list
Cronulla 2004-2005 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
South Sydney 2007 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 2001-2007 7 4 0   0 16 1 6 0 14.29% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington Super League II 1997 ? 17 -   - 68  
Overall 1997 ? 21 0   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington 1997 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1997 ? 21 0   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

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