Willie Talau

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 25th January, 1976
Current Age
45 years and 243 days
Place Of Birth
Apia, Apia, Samoa

Known Family Links

Son
Tommy Talau

Biography

Robust Taranaki centre/five-eighth made his Kiwi Test debut in 1999 after starring for the Bulldogs in the club’s run to the grand final the previous year. Talau represented NZ in the 2000 World Cup but a broken ankle in 2003 saw him make his comeback in the Bulldogs’ First Division team (he was selected as NZ five-eighth in the ANZac Test that year despite not playing first grade). Talau later joined St Helens in the 2003 Super League season and scored two tries when Saints defeated Wigan 32-16 in the 2004 English Challenge Cup.

- 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 1999-01, 2003, 2006 13 9 -   - 36 8 5 0 61.54% List
Samoa 2007-08 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1999-2008 16 9 0   0 36 10 6 0 62.50% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1999-2000 5 6 -   - 24 4 1 0 80.00% List
Samoa 2007-2008 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 2000-2008 7 6 0   0 24 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 %  
Canterbury NRL 1998 13 5 -   - 20 10 3 0 76.92% List
Canterbury NRL 1999 19 5 -   - 20 12 6 1 63.16% List
Bulldogs NRL 2000 16 5 -   - 20 7 8 1 43.75% List
Bulldogs NRL 2001 26 7 -   - 28 15 8 3 57.69% List
Bulldogs NRL 2002 20 14 -   - 56 16 3 1 80.00% List
Bulldogs NRL 2003 7 2 -   - 8 3 4 0 42.86% List
Overall 1998-2003 101 38 0   0 152 63 32 6 62.38% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1998-03 101 38 -   - 152 63 32 6 62.38% List
Overall 1998-2003 101 38 0   0 152 63 32 6 62.38% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1998-99, 2001 9 5 -   - 20 5 4 0 55.56% List
Overall 1998-2001 9 5 0   0 20 5 4 0 55.56% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens Super League VIII 2003 7 1 -   - 4 2 5 0 28.57% List
St Helens Super League IX 2004 32 15 -   - 60 21 10 1 65.63% List
St Helens Super League X 2005 27 13 -   - 52 21 5 1 77.78% List
St Helens Super League XI 2006 28 11 -   - 44 25 3 0 89.29% List
St Helens Super League XII 2007 28 10 -   - 40 20 8 0 71.43% List
St Helens Super League XIII 2008 29 16 -   - 64 24 4 1 82.76% List
Salford Super League XIV 2009 7 2 -   - 8 4 3 0 57.14% List
Salford Super League XV 2010 18 2 -   - 8 5 13 0 27.78% List
Overall 2003-2010 176 70 0   0 280 122 51 3 69.32% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 2003-08 151 1 -   - 4 113 35 3 74.83% List
Salford 2009-10 25 2 -   - 8 9 16 0 36.00% List
Overall 2003-2010 176 70 0   0 280 122 51 3 69.32% List

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