Timana Tahu

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Penetimana James Aporo Tahu
Born
Thursday, 16th October, 1980
Current Age
43 years and 244 days
Place Of Birth
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

Anzac Tests
2004, 2006
State of Origin
2003, 2004, 2005
City vs Country
2001, 2010
NRL Premiership
2001
All Stars
2013

Biography

Pacy Knights winger scored a club record 21 tries in the 2002 season, beating his own record set two years before. Although Tahu was eligible to play for NZ because his father is a Kiwi he declared his availability for NSW in 2001 and made his State of Origin and Australian Test debuts the following year. A try-scorer in the Knight’s 30-24 win over P’matta in the 2001 grand final he also scored a try in his Test debut in the record 64-10 win over Great Britain in July 2002. Tahu scored tries in each of his three Test appearances during the next twelve months but injuries ruled him out of consecutive tours of England in 2003-04. Dropped from the NSW team after the Blues’ loss in the second match of the 2004 series he signed a contract to play with P’matta in 2005. There his good form, and rep career, continued. Tahu represented NSW in both seasons and scored two tries in Australia’s 50-12 win over NZ in May 2006. An injury later in the season ended any hopes of adding to his Test record in the Tri-Nations competition.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Anzac Tests 2 2 3 -   - 12 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tri-Nations - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
State of Origin 3 12 8 -   - 32 5 6 1 41.67% List
City vs Country 2 4 3 -   - 12 2 2 0 50.00% List
NRL Premiership 1 196 121 2   - 488 104 90 2 53.06% List
NRL Finals - 12 9 -   - 36 7 5 0 58.33% List
All Stars 1 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2002, 2004-06   5 5 -   - 20 4 1 0 80.00% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NZ Maori 2010   1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country 2001-03, 2010   4 3 -   - 12 2 2 0 50.00% List
NSW 2002-06, 2010   12 8 -   - 32 5 6 1 41.67% List
Indigenous 2013   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall2001-2013   17 11 0   0 44 8 8 1 47.06% List


Club Career

NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1999 NRL Premiership   3 1 -   - 4 1 2 0 33.33% List
Newcastle 2000 NRL Telstra Premiership   26 20 -   - 80 14 11 1 53.85% List
Newcastle 2001 NRL Telstra Premiership   25 18 2 / 2 100.00% - 76 15 9 1 60.00% List
Newcastle 2002 NRL Telstra Premiership   21 21 -   - 84 15 6 0 71.43% List
Newcastle 2003 NRL Telstra Premiership   14 14 -   - 56 10 4 0 71.43% List
Newcastle 2004 NRL Telstra Premiership   8 8 -   - 32 4 4 0 50.00% List
Parramatta 2005 NRL Telstra Premiership   19 10 -   - 40 11 8 0 57.89% List
Parramatta 2006 NRL Telstra Premiership   9 3 -   - 12 3 6 0 33.33% List
Parramatta 2007 NRL Telstra Premiership   18 7 0 / 1 0.00% - 28 9 9 0 50.00% List
Parramatta 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership   17 5 -   - 20 7 10 0 41.18% List
Penrith 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership   7 3 -   - 12 2 5 0 28.57% List
Newcastle 2012 NRL Telstra Premiership   22 7 -   - 28 9 13 0 40.91% List
Newcastle 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership   5 2 -   - 8 2 3 0 40.00% List
Newcastle 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership   2 2 -   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% List

NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1999-04, 2012-14   126 93 2 / 2 100.00% - 376 72 52 2 57.14% List
Parramatta 2005-07, 2010   63 25 - / 1 0.00% - 100 30 33 0 47.62% List
Penrith 2011   7 3 -   - 12 2 5 0 28.57% List
Overall1999-2014   196 121 2 / 3 66.67% 0 488 104 90 2 53.06% List

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

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present), 2006 Official Rugby League Annual