Lesley Vainikolo

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Lesley Paea 'I'muli Vainikolo
Born
Friday, 4th May, 1979
Current Age
42 years and 176 days
Place Of Birth
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Biography

Powerhouse Junior Kiwi (and a schoolboy sprint champion) played for Auckland Warriors’ lower grades before giving good service to the Raiders during his four seasons with the club. A powerful winger, one of NZ’s best players during the 2000 World Cup, Vainikolo joined the exodus of Australian club players bound for England at the end of 2001. ‘The Volcano’ debuted for Super League premiers Bradford in the World Club Challenge win against Newcastle in January 2002. Vainikolo was a try-scorer for the Bulls when the club won the English Challenge Cup in 2003 and was also a member of the team which captured the double – the Super League grand final – the same year. Vanikolo was also on the wing for Bradford in the club’s 2005 success and the 30-10 victory over the W’Tigers in the World Club Challenge in 2006.

- 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 %  
New Zealand 1999-00, 2004, 2006 14 14 -   - 56 7 7 0 50.00% List
Overall 1999-2006 14 14 0   0 56 7 7 0 50.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1999-2000 5 9 -   - 36 4 1 0 80.00% List
Overall 2000 5 9 0   0 36 4 1 0 80.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NRL 1998 19 8 -   - 32 13 6 0 68.42% List
Canberra NRL 1999 20 9 -   - 36 10 9 1 50.00% List
Canberra NRL 2000 22 13 -   - 52 14 8 0 63.64% List
Canberra NRL 2001 8 5 -   - 20 3 4 1 37.50% List
Overall 1998-2001 69 35 0   0 140 40 27 2 57.97% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1998-01 69 35 -   - 140 40 27 2 57.97% List
Overall 1998-2001 69 35 0   0 140 40 27 2 57.97% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1998, 2000 4 1 -   - 4 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1998-2000 4 1 0   0 4 2 2 0 50.00% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford Super League VII 2002 21 10 -   - 40 14 7 0 66.67% List
Bradford Super League VIII 2003 32 26 -   - 104 27 5 0 84.38% List
Bradford Super League IX 2004 27 38 -   - 152 18 8 1 66.67% List
Bradford Super League X 2005 23 34 -   - 136 18 5 0 78.26% List
Bradford Super League XI 2006 26 18 -   - 72 16 9 1 61.54% List
Bradford Super League XII 2007 20 19 1   - 78 15 5 0 75.00% List
Overall 2002-2007 149 145 1   0 582 108 39 2 72.48% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford 2002-07 149 10 -   - 40 108 39 2 72.48% List
Overall 2002-2007 149 145 1   0 582 108 39 2 72.48% List

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