Sia Soliola

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-08-1986
30
13-05-2009
Sydney Roosters
06-02-2010 v Hull FC
Wigan Warriors
2014- Canberra Raiders
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2010-2014
117 (24)
31
0
0
124

BIOGRAPHY

After making his debut in the Australian Jersey Flegg competition, Soliola moved onto the Premier League in which he won a premiership with the Roosters in 2004. In 2005, Soliola made his first grade debut for the Roosters against South Sydney and went on to play 19 games for the club that season, crossing the line 6 times and making more tackles than any other centre in the game that year with 19.7 per game. He was chosen to make his international debut at the age of 19 for New Zealand in the Tri Nations series of 2005, however was forced to pull out due to injury. However, one year later in the same competition, Soliola then went on to gain representative honours with the Kiwis. Sia scored 4 tries including a double against the Australians in Melbourne.

The next two seasons were dogged by injury as Sia sustained serious knee and shoulder injuries. The latter was symptomatic of his play, as he was regarded as one of the hardest tacklers ever to play in the NRL.

His career with the Saints saw a continuation of this poor fortune and he was forced to miss much of the 2010 season with a serious injury. However, there was light at the end of the Old Trafford tunnel as Sia recovered in time to help guide Saints to their fifth successive Grand Final against Wigan.

The 2011 season witnessed Sia playing at full throttle again and the Saints supporters were treated to his characteristic hard runs and crunching defence. Although still donning the number 4 jersey, Sia played most of the season in the second row. His fine form led to his selection for the Exiles in the International Origin match against England at Headingly on 10 June 2011. The 2011 season was a real roller coaster for all the team. Not only had the club got to contend with playing all their home matches at Widnes, following the sale of Knowsley Road, but a series of injuries threatened to derail the quest for silverware.

Never the less the players responded magnificently by reaching an eleventh consecutive Challenge Cup Final and a record breaking sixth successive Grand Final. However, a sour taste of disappointment featured as the Saints lost to Wigan in the Challenge Cup and Leeds came back strongly in the last twenty minutes of the Grand Final to dampen the spirits. Sia had collected his second losers Grand Final medal.

Sia proved to be a most consistent player for the Saints and a firm favourite of the Saints faithful. His tough tackling and willingness to take on the opposition made him an invaluable asset for the club.

He was finally rewarded in the 2014 Grand Final as his try in the second half sent the Saints on their way to victory over Wigan.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2010 0 0 0 6
2011 5 0 0 29
2012 11 0 0 27
2013 5 0 0 23
2014 10 0 0 32
TOTALS:31 0 0 117
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2010 2002
2011 2002
2012 1001
2013 0002
2014 0001
TOTALS:5008

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
19th Jan 2010 W 3 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2010 A 42 26 1 V
22nd Jan 2010 W 3 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 1 V
6th Feb 2010 L 4 Hull FC SL 2010 H 12 32 V
19th Mar 2010 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2010 H 28 18 V
4th Sep 2010 W 14 Castleford Tigers SL 2010 H 40 30 V
10th Sep 2010 W 12 Warrington Wolves SLQSF 2010 H 28 12 V
24th Sep 2010 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SLQSF 2010 H 42 22 V
2nd Oct 2010 L 11 Wigan Warriors SLGF 2010 N 10 22 V
23rd Jan 2011 W 11 Widnes Vikings * Friendly 2011 A 52 20 2 V
31st Jan 2011 L 11 Huddersfield Giants * Friendly 2011 H 12 36 V
12th Feb 2011 D 11 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 N 16 16 V
18th Feb 2011 W 12 Salford City Reds SL 2011 A 56 22 V
25th Feb 2011 L 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2011 H 18 25 V
25th Mar 2011 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2011 H 28 16 V
1st Apr 2011 W 11 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 H 34 16 1 V
8th Apr 2011 W 11 Crusaders SL 2011 A 34 18 V
15th Apr 2011 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2011 H 52 6 V
22nd Apr 2011 L 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 A 24 28 V
25th Apr 2011 W 11 Castleford Tigers SL 2011 H 22 20 V
2nd May 2011 D 12 Hull FC SL 2011 A 24 24 V
7th May 2011 W 11 Sheffield Eagles RLCC4 2011 H 52 26 1 V
14th May 2011 L 11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 A 18 40 V
22nd May 2011 W 11 Featherstone Rovers RLCC5 2011 H 70 0 1 V
27th May 2011 W 11 Crusaders SL 2011 H 28 12 V
3rd Jun 2011 W 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2011 H 42 16 V
11th Jun 2011 D 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2011 A 14 14 V
17th Jun 2011 L 11 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 H 10 32 V
24th Jun 2011 L 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2011 A 28 35 V
1st Jul 2011 W 3 Hull FC SL 2011 H 28 14 V
10th Jul 2011 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2011 A 46 6 V
15th Jul 2011 W 11 Catalans Dragons SL 2011 H 40 18 V
24th Jul 2011 W 11 Hull Kingston Rovers RLCC6 2011 H 54 6 1 V
6th Aug 2011 L 12 Wigan Warriors RLCCSF 2011 N 12 18 V
12th Aug 2011 W 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 H 19 6 V
21st Aug 2011 L 8 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 A 22 24 V
2nd Sep 2011 W 11 Salford City Reds SL 2011 H 31 6 1 V
18th Sep 2011 W 12 Wigan Warriors SLPOQSF 2011 A 26 18 V
1st Oct 2011 W 12 Wigan Warriors SLPOESF 2011 H 26 18 V
8th Oct 2011 L 12 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2011 N 16 32 V
20th Jan 2012 W 12 Widnes Vikings * Karalius Cup 2012 H 42 24 1 V
4th Feb 2012 W 11 London Broncos SL 2012 A 34 24 V
10th Feb 2012 W 12 Salford City Reds SL 2012 H 38 10 1 V
19th Feb 2012 D 12 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2012 A 36 36 1 V
24th Feb 2012 L 11 Catalans Dragons SL 2012 H 32 34 V
4th Mar 2012 L 11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2012 A 16 17 V
9th Mar 2012 L 11 Hull FC SL 2012 H 10 22 V
30th Mar 2012 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2012 A 28 16 1 V
6th Apr 2012 L 14 Wigan Warriors SL 2012 H 10 28 1 V
9th Apr 2012 W 12 Castleford Tigers SL 2012 A 18 12 1 V
15th Apr 2012 W 11 Widnes Vikings RLCC4 2012 A 40 38 V
20th Apr 2012 W 12 Widnes Vikings SL 2012 H 62 0 1 V
27th Apr 2012 W 12 Oldham Roughyeds RLCC5 2012 A 76 0 1 V
4th May 2012 W 12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2012 H 38 12 2 V
12th May 2012 L 12 Wigan Warriors RLCC6 2012 A 4 18 V
21st May 2012 W 12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2012 A 31 18 V
27th May 2012 L 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2012 N 16 42 V
3rd Jun 2012 D 11 Hull FC SL 2012 A 18 18 V
8th Jun 2012 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2012 H 54 0 V
22nd Jun 2012 W 12 Salford City Reds SL 2012 A 32 10 V
29th Jun 2012 W 12 Hull KR SL 2012 H 34 28 V
8th Jul 2012 W 14 Widnes Vikings SL 2012 A 24 23 1 V
20th Jul 2012 W 14 Catalans Dragons SL 2012 A 20 15 V
29th Jul 2012 W 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2012 H 46 12 V
17th Aug 2012 W 11 Castleford Tigers SL 2012 H 44 12 V
31st Aug 2012 W 11 London Broncos SL 2012 H 30 0 V
15th Sep 2012 W 14 Warrington Wolves SLQPO 2012 A 28 6 1 V
29th Sep 2012 L 14 Warrington Wolves SLQSF 2012 H 18 36 V
11th Jan 2013 W 11 Huddersfield Giants * Friendly 2013 H 26 0 V
20th Jan 2013 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Friendly 2013 H 42 12 V
2nd Feb 2013 L 11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2013 H 4 40 V
10th Feb 2013 W 11 Widnes Vikings SL 2013 A 16 4 V
15th Feb 2013 D 11 Hull FC SL 2013 H 22 22 V
23rd Feb 2013 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2013 A 36 10 V
1st Mar 2013 L 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2013 H 12 20 V
8th Mar 2013 W 11 Warrington Wolves SL 2013 A 22 10 V
15th Mar 2013 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2013 H 52 18 V
22nd Mar 2013 W 14 Salford City Reds SL 2013 H 14 10 V
29th Mar 2013 L 14 Wigan Warriors SL 2013 A 16 28 V
1st Apr 2013 W 11 Castleford Tigers SL 2013 H 48 18 V
7th Apr 2013 L 11 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2013 A 14 22 V
12th Apr 2013 L 11 Catalans Dragons SL 2013 H 12 22 1 V
20th Apr 2013 L 12 Hull Kingston Rovers RLCC4 2013 A 18 26 V
27th Apr 2013 L 11 London Broncos SL 2013 A 14 21 V
20th May 2013 W 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2013 A 30 22 1 V
25th May 2013 L 11 Warrington Wolves SL 2013 N 22 48 V
3rd Jun 2013 L 11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2013 A 16 25 V
9th Jun 2013 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2013 H 30 18 1 V
18th Aug 2013 W 15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2013 A 26 12 1 V
30th Aug 2013 L 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2013 H 16 29 V
6th Sep 2013 W 13 Hull FC SL 2013 A 38 12 V
14th Sep 2013 W 11 Hull Kingston Rovers SLEPO 2013 H 46 10 1 V
20th Sep 2013 L 11 Leeds Rhinos SLPSF 2013 A 10 11 V
31st Jan 2014 L 15 Wigan Warriors * Friendly 2014 H 16 28 V
13th Feb 2014 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2014 A 38 8 V
21st Feb 2014 W 15 Hull FC SL 2014 H 34 22 1 V
27th Feb 2014 W 15 Salford Red Devils SL 2014 A 38 0 V
7th Mar 2014 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2014 H 38 18 1 V
14th Mar 2014 W 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2014 H 40 22 V
23rd Mar 2014 W 15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2014 A 24 16 1 V
28th Mar 2014 W 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2014 H 14 10 V
6th Apr 2014 W 11 Huddersfield Giants RLCC4 2014 A 17 16 V
11th Apr 2014 W 11 Castleford Tigers SL 2014 A 30 28 1 V
18th Apr 2014 L 11 Wigan Warriors SL 2014 H 14 33 V
21st Apr 2014 L 11 Widnes Vikings SL 2014 A 26 40 1 V
26th Apr 2014 L 11 Leeds Rhinos RLCC5 2014 A 12 32 V
1st May 2014 W 12 London Broncos SL 2014 H 48 18 V
11th May 2014 W 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2014 A 50 0 1 V
18th May 2014 L 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2014 N 24 41 V
23rd May 2014 W 13 Huddersfield Giants SL 2014 H 41 22 V
30th May 2014 W 13 Salford Red Devils SL 2014 H 32 12 1 V
14th Jun 2014 L 11 Catalans Dragons SL 2014 A 0 42 V
22nd Jun 2014 W 13 Castleford Tigers SL 2014 H 38 16 V
27th Jun 2014 W 13 Wigan Warriors SL 2014 A 16 12 V
6th Jul 2014 L 13 Hull KR SL 2014 A 10 40 V
11th Jul 2014 W 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2014 H 46 22 V
19th Jul 2014 W 11 London Broncos SL 2014 A 58 16 1 V
25th Jul 2014 W 11 Widnes Vikings SL 2014 H 44 22 V
1st Aug 2014 L 11 Hull FC SL 2014 A 12 19 V
15th Aug 2014 W 15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2014 H 40 16 1 V
29th Aug 2014 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2014 A 13 12 V
4th Sep 2014 L 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2014 H 12 39 V
12th Sep 2014 L 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2014 A 16 17 V
19th Sep 2014 W 15 Castleford Tigers SLQPO 2014 H 41 0 V
2nd Oct 2014 W 14 Catalans Dragons SLSF 2014 H 30 12 V
11th Oct 2014 W 12 Wigan Warriors SLGF 2014 N 14 6 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 109 OTHER 8 = 117
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 24 Subs) = 117
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