Quentin Pongia

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 9th July, 1970
Died
Saturday, 18th May, 2019 (Aged 48 years and 313 days)
Place Of Birth
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Known Family Links

Grandfather
Jim Calder

Biography

Kiwi prop came to Canberra from the C’bury (NZ) club in 1993. After securing a place on the 1993-94 Kiwi tour of England and France, Pongia added much-needed muscle to the Canberra pack in the Raiders' grand final win over C’bury in 1994. Following his return to Auckland to play with the Warriors in 1998 Pongia captained the Kiwis in the Third Test of the Trans-Tasman series but the move was short-lived and he returned to Australia to play for Easts in 1999. Named NZ captain for the ANZac Test that year he withdrew from the fixture after being injured in a club match. Injury also saw Pongia miss out on the Tri Nations competition in 1999 and, after returning from a seven match suspension in early 2000, a torn muscle injury saw him miss the remainder of the domestic season. After representing NZ in the World Cup Pongia’s club appearances were limited to just three matches in 2001. Released by the Roosters he sought a two-year deal with the London Broncos but the deal fell through and he joined Chaitillon of Paris as captain-coach. After a disastrous start to the season he moved to the south of France with Villeneuve. Pongia was a member of the team that won the French Cup in 2003 and he linked with Wigan in the English Super League where he contested the Challenge Cup final. Pongia played in 35 Tests between 1992 and 2000.
- 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 %  
Tour Matches New Zealand 15 - -   - - 10 4 1 66.67% List
World Cup 9 2 -   - 8 7 2 0 77.78% List
Test Series 19 - -   - - 9 7 3 47.37% List
NRL 137 6 -   - 24 85 50 2 62.04% List
NRL Finals 12 1 -   - 4 5 7 0 41.67% List
Anzac Tests 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Super League 25 - -   - - 17 6 2 68.00% List
Challenge Cup 5 - -   - - 4 1 0 80.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1992-93, 1995-98, 2000 35 2 -   - 8 20 12 3 57.14% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1992, 1995, 2000 9 2 -   - 8 7 2 0 77.78% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NSWRL 1993 18 2 -   - 8 12 6 0 66.67% List
Canberra NSWRL 1994 20 1 -   - 4 17 3 0 85.00% List
Canberra ARL 1995 12 - -   - - 12 0 0 100.00% List
Canberra ARL 1996 10 - -   - - 5 4 1 50.00% List
Canberra Super League 1997 14 - -   - - 8 6 0 57.14% List
Auckland NRL 1998 18 - -   - - 7 11 0 38.89% List
Sydney City NRL 1999 21 1 -   - 4 13 8 0 61.90% List
Sydney NRL 2000 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Sydney NRL 2001 19 2 -   - 8 8 10 1 42.11% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2003 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1993-97 74 3 -   - 12 54 19 1 72.97% List
Auckland 1998 18 - -   - - 7 11 0 38.89% List
Sydney City 1999-01 43 3 -   - 12 23 19 1 53.49% List
St Geo Illa 2003 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall1993-2003 137 6 0   0 24 85 50 2 62.04% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 2003 16 - -   - - 12 3 1 75.00% List
Wigan 2004 14 - -   - - 9 4 1 64.29% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 2003-04 30 - -   - - 21 7 2 70.00% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    04/03/2019

    Amazing person truly beautiful heart and soul. Exspecially off the field !! I have known him since he was 17years old watched him grow into the true gentleman he is. But on the field the hardest worker and so focused on his game. I have never seen him not sign something for fans always made time. If you don’t know him he would shake your hand and have a conversation. He would leave people better than he found them ????

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Shawn Dollin, Alan Katzmann, Terry Liberopoulos, Bill Bates, AJ Lucantonio, Greg Fiveash, Cymru RL

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1997, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1998, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2000, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2002, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2001, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2004, Richard Bailey's Rugby League World, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1994, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1995, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997