Willie Tonga

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 8th August, 1983
Current Age
31 years and 76 days
Place Of Birth
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Awards & Accolades

2004
Dally M Centre Of The Year

Known Family Links

Brother
Esikeli Tonga

Biography

Canberra-born but a Queensland junior (from the Aboriginal settlement of Cherbourg) Willie Tonga could not cement a first grade position as a centre in his two seasons with P’matta before shifting to the Bulldogs in 2004. His good early season form – using his pace and strength to find the shortest way to the tryline – saw him called into Queensland’s second State of Origin team. A try-scorer on debut in the Maroons’ 22-18 win at Suncorp Stadium Tonga went on to top the Bulldogs’ try-scoring list that year with 18 tries in 27 matches. A member of the Bulldogs’ grand final-winning team he gained selection in Australia’s Tri Nations squad. Tonga stamped himself as the best centre in Australia when he played in all five Tests in England and scoring two tries in Australia’s 44-4 thrashing of Great Britain in the final. Injuries in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons limited his chances for further rep honours.

- 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 2004-05, 2010-11 12 8 -   - 32 9 2 1 75.00% Match list
Overall 2004-2011 12 8 0   0 32 9 2 1 75.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 2004, 2009-11 8 3 -   - 12 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 2004-2011 8 3 0   0 12 6 2 0 75.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NRL 2002 5 2 -   - 8 0 4 1 0.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2003 3 2 -   - 8 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2004 27 18 -   - 72 21 6 0 77.78% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2005 8 3 -   - 12 3 5 0 37.50% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2006 16 8 -   - 32 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2007 23 5 -   - 20 11 12 0 47.83% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2008 7 3 -   - 12 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2009 19 12 -   - 48 9 10 0 47.37% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2010 21 12 -   - 48 4 17 0 19.05% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2011 20 10 -   - 40 11 9 0 55.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2012 12 1 -   - 4 2 10 0 16.67% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2013 4 - -   - - 0 4 0 0.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 2014 16 2 -   - 8 8 8 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 2002-2014 ? 78 0   0 312 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 2002-03, 2012-14 40 7 -   - 28 10 29 1 25.00% Match list
Bulldogs 2004-08 81 37 -   - 148 49 32 0 60.49% Match list
North Queensland 2009-11 60 34 -   - 136 24 36 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 2002-2014 ? 78 0   0 312 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2004, 2007 6 3 -   - 12 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
North Queensland 2009-2011 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 2004-2011 7 4 0   0 16 3 4 0 42.86% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 2002-03, 2012-14 40 7 -   - 28 10 29 1 25.00% Match list
Bulldogs 2004-08 82 37 -   - 148 52 36 0 63.41% Match list
North Queensland 2009-11 60 34 -   - 136 24 37 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 2002-2014 ? 78 0   0 312 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:00:29 +1100 (Sydney time)