Joe Galuvao

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Joseph Frederick Galuvao
Born
Saturday, 8th July, 1978
Current Age
45 years and 284 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Biography

Junior Kiwi utility back first came under notice playing for West Samoa in Super League’s World Nines’ competition in early 1997 when he was wrongfully awarded a try in a match against Australia – despite the use of a video referee for the first time. After two moderate seasons with the Warriors (sometimes at fullback) Galuvao was languishing in NZ’s domestic Barter Cup competition when he was signed to a modest contract by Penrith coach Royce Simmons for 2002. Simmons was sacked by the club before Galuvao arrived there but under coach John Lang the chunky, mobile player moved into the back row and started to make an impact with the club. Together with Tony Puletua he was a standout performer in the Panthers’ premiership-winning 2003 season. After making his Test debut for the Kiwis in the one-off Test against Australia in July he took his place in NZ’s shock 30-16 win over Australia in October. Galuvao battled injury in 2004 and was not as effective as the Panthers’ premiership defence stalled. After playing in the 16-all draw with Australia in October, Galuvao was actually ruled out of the Tri Nations competition by Panthers’ medical staff so he could have surgery in the off-season. He joined Souths in 2006.
- 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 240 27 -   - 108 127 112 1 52.92% List
World Cup 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
NRL Finals 15 2 -   - 8 10 5 0 66.67% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Anzac Tests 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tri-Nations 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Samoa 2000 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
New Zealand 2003-04 4 - -   - - 1 2 1 25.00% List
Overall2000-2004 6 0 0   0 - 2 3 1 33.33% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Samoa 2000 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland NRL 1998 11 1 -   - 4 4 7 0 36.36% List
Auckland NRL 1999 13 3 -   - 12 3 10 0 23.08% List
Auckland NRL 2000 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Penrith NRL 2002 12 3 -   - 12 4 8 0 33.33% List
Penrith NRL 2003 25 8 -   - 32 19 6 0 76.00% List
Penrith NRL 2004 24 4 -   - 16 15 9 0 62.50% List
Penrith NRL 2005 17 - -   - - 9 8 0 52.94% List
Souths NRL 2006 19 3 -   - 12 2 17 0 10.53% List
Souths NRL 2007 4 - -   - - 0 4 0 0.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2008 6 1 -   - 4 3 3 0 50.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2009 28 3 -   - 12 15 12 1 53.57% List
Manly NRL 2010 23 - -   - - 12 11 0 52.17% List
Manly NRL 2011 27 1 -   - 4 21 6 0 77.78% List
Manly NRL 2012 22 - -   - - 14 8 0 63.64% List
Manly NRL 2013 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland 1998-00 27 4 -   - 16 8 19 0 29.63% List
Penrith 2002-05 78 15 -   - 60 47 31 0 60.26% List
Souths 2006-07 23 3 -   - 12 2 21 0 8.70% List
Parramatta 2008-09 34 4 -   - 16 18 15 1 52.94% List
Manly 2010-13 78 1 -   - 4 52 26 0 66.67% List
Overall1998-2013 240 27 0   0 108 127 112 1 52.92% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    06/10/2013

    Inspirational for all Pacific Islander young people.

    Thanks Joe

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

Sources: NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2000, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2003, NRL 2004 Official Rugby League Annual, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2004, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2001, 2006 Official Rugby League Annual