Tony Puletua

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 25th June, 1979
Current Age
42 years and 116 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Known Family Links

Brother
Frank Puletua

Biography

Hard-running schoolboy centre was turned into a rampaging forward by Penrith coach Royce Simmons in the late 1990s. Earning Kiwi Test selection in 1999, Tony Puletua recovered from a neck injury suffered in the Panthers’ semi-final loss to Canberra to represent NZ in the 2000 World Cup. (Interestingly, his older brother Frank played for Samoa in the same competition). After returning from another injury in early 2001 Puletua was virtually unsighted during Penrith’s poor 2001 season. He more than made up for it in 2003 though, forming a great partnership with back-rower Joe Galuvao as the Panthers won the premiership. Puletua took his Test tally to 17 at the end of 2004, enjoying a win over Australia in October 2003 and a 16-all draw a year later, but was ruled out of the Kiwis’ Tri Nation campaign because of injury. In 2006 he was named Penrith captain after halfback Craig Gower was stripped of the honour and fined for misbehaviour but the Panthers failed to return to the finals.

- 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 1998-00, 2002-07 22 4 -   - 16 9 10 3 40.91% List
Samoa 2007-08, 2010, 2013 9 2 -   - 8 6 3 0 66.67% List
Overall 1998-2013 31 6 0   0 24 15 13 3 48.39% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1998-2000 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% List
Samoa 2007-2013 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% List
Overall 2000-2013 7 1 0   0 4 5 2 0 71.43% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith Super League 1997 9 1 -   - 4 3 6 0 33.33% List
Penrith NRL 1998 18 1 -   - 4 6 11 1 33.33% List
Penrith NRL 1999 12 - -   - - 7 4 1 58.33% List
Penrith NRL 2000 25 7 -   - 28 13 12 0 52.00% List
Penrith NRL 2001 13 2 -   - 8 4 9 0 30.77% List
Penrith NRL 2002 17 6 -   - 24 5 12 0 29.41% List
Penrith NRL 2003 25 4 -   - 16 19 6 0 76.00% List
Penrith NRL 2004 23 7 -   - 28 13 10 0 56.52% List
Penrith NRL 2005 5 1 -   - 4 2 3 0 40.00% List
Penrith NRL 2006 20 4 -   - 16 9 11 0 45.00% List
Penrith NRL 2007 22 4 -   - 16 7 15 0 31.82% List
Penrith NRL 2008 22 3 -   - 12 10 12 0 45.45% List
Overall 1997-2008 211 40 0   0 160 98 111 2 46.45% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1997-08 211 40 -   - 160 98 111 2 46.45% List
Overall 1997-2008 211 40 0   0 160 98 111 2 46.45% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1997, 2000, 2003-04 6 1 -   - 4 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 1997-2004 6 1 0   0 4 3 3 0 50.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1997-08 212 41 -   - 164 98 112 2 46.23% List
Overall 1997-2008 ? 41 0   0 164 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens Super League XIV 2009 31 14 -   - 56 22 9 0 70.97% List
St Helens Super League XV 2010 31 13 -   - 52 24 7 0 77.42% List
St Helens Super League XVI 2011 26 7 -   - 28 16 7 3 61.54% List
St Helens Super League XVII 2012 24 4 -   - 16 13 9 2 54.17% List
St Helens Super League XVIII 2013 25 2 -   - 8 14 10 1 56.00% List
Salford Super League XIX 2014 27 3 -   - 12 11 15 1 40.74% List
Hull Kingston Rovers Super League XX 2015 14 1 -   - 4 8 6 0 57.14% List
Overall 2009-2015 178 44 0   0 176 108 63 7 60.67% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 2009-13 137 14 -   - 56 89 42 6 64.96% List
Salford 2014 27 3 -   - 12 11 15 1 40.74% List
Hull Kingston Rovers 2015 14 1 -   - 4 8 6 0 57.14% List
Overall 2009-2015 178 44 0   0 176 108 63 7 60.67% List

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