Francis Meli

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 20th August, 1980
Current Age
43 years and 276 days
Place Of Birth
Apia, Apia, Samoa

Biography

Powerful Auckland winger made his Test debut against France in 2001 after representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup. Meli was a try-scorer against Australia in the 28-10 Test loss in Wellington at the end of 2001. The following year Meli took his place in the Warriors grand final team that lost to the Roosters 20-8. In 2002 he scored a finals record five tries in the club’s 48-22 quarter-final win over the Bulldogs. Despite the Warriors’ poor form in 2004, Meli’s Test career continued against Australia and in England in the Tri Nations competition.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing 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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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL Premiership 110 60 0   - 240 55 53 2 50.00% List
World Cup 6 2 -   - 8 3 3 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 6 4 -   - 16 4 1 1 66.67% List
NRL Finals 7 6 -   - 24 4 3 0 57.14% List
Test Series 3 1 -   - 4 1 1 1 33.33% List
Anzac Tests 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tri-Nations 4 1 -   - 4 0 3 1 0.00% List
Super League 211 133 -   - 532 140 65 6 66.35% List
Challenge Cup 30 26 -   - 104 24 6 0 80.00% List
Super League Finals 19 12 -   - 48 12 7 0 63.16% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Samoa 2000, 2008, 2010 8 2 -   - 8 4 4 0 50.00% List
New Zealand 2001-04 14 6 -   - 24 5 7 2 35.71% List
Overall2000-2010 22 8 0   0 32 9 11 2 40.91% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Samoa 2000, 2008 6 2 -   - 8 3 3 0 50.00% List


Club Career

NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland NRL 1999 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% List
Auckland NRL 2000 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
New Zealand NRL 2001 25 11 -   - 44 12 11 2 48.00% List
Warriors NRL 2002 16 6 -   - 24 11 5 0 68.75% List
Warriors NRL 2003 27 23 0 / 1 0.00% - 92 17 10 0 62.96% List
Warriors NRL 2004 16 10 -   - 40 4 12 0 25.00% List
Warriors NRL 2005 21 8 -   - 32 9 12 0 42.86% List

NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland 1999-05 110 60 - / 1 0.00% - 240 55 53 2 50.00% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 2006 27 13 -   - 60 26 3 0 96.30% List
St Helens 2007 29 21 -   - 84 22 9 0 75.86% List
St Helens 2008 34 17 -   - 72 28 7 1 82.35% List
St Helens 2009 26 17 -   - 80 19 10 0 73.08% List
St Helens 2010 25 26 -   - 112 21 7 0 84.00% List
St Helens 2011 28 15 -   - 60 19 10 2 67.86% List
St Helens 2012 30 20 -   - 92 21 10 1 70.00% List
St Helens 2013 25 16 -   - 68 15 11 1 60.00% List
Salford 2014 18 14 -   - 56 6 11 1 33.33% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 2006-13 224 145 -   - 628 159 60 5 70.98% List
Salford 2014 18 14 -   - 56 6 11 1 33.33% List
Overall2006-2014 242 159 0   0 684 165 71 6 68.18% List

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  • Emma B.
    18/08/2011

    Worlds best rugby player Ever !!

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, AJ Lucantonio, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Cymru RL, Bill Bates, Max Turner

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present)