Willie Talau

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-01-1976
N/A
17-06-2003
Canterbury Bulldogs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
24-08-2003 v Hull F.C.
Leeds Rhinos
2008- Salford City Reds
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2003-2008
152 (1)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
66
0
0
264

BIOGRAPHY

Willie Talau by Alex Service

In just five seasons, Willie Talau won every honour in the English Super League and became one of Saints most decorated centre threequarter in the process. His list of major match achievements mirrors the terrific success of the club during the ‘noughties,’ with four Challenge Cup victories (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008), a Grand final success (2006), a World Club Challenge triumph (2007), together with his part in winning four consecutive League Leaders Shields (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008). He also played in two Grand final defeats in 2007 and 2008. All in all, a phenomenal record of success for the former Canterbury Bankstown Bulldog who arrived at Knowsley Road at the back end of the 2003 campaign. His debut was from the bench against Hull at the KC Stadium, when the home side ran riot with a 42-18 success. Willie played the last remaining matches of the campaign in the back row. He also has experience of stand-off half with the Bulldogs and New Zealand. It was clear that the team had better things on the horizon and 2004 saw the Saints lift the Challenge Cup against their Old Enemy, Wigan 32-16 in one of the great finals at the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff. Willie scored twice that day and bagan a sequence of scoring tries in major finals which became a bit of a trademark.
He was a tremendously durable footballer, who could provide his winger with try-scoring passes as well as having the power and skill to get himself on the scoresheet with regularity. His defence improved immeasurably in the first two seasons and few relished the task of opposing him. Willie would play almost 30 matches per season and his try-scoring was always in double figures – a terrific example of sheer consistency at top level. He was also a real tough nut and opponents wound him up at their peril. He would ask questions later!
It is ironic that injury should blight his first season with his new club Salford in 2009. The St.Helens club and its supporters really did get value for money and he was sorely missed after leaving, although Anno Domini was gradually catching up with him.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20031 0 0 7
2004 15 0 0 32
200513 0 0 27
200611 0 0 28
2007 10 0 0 29
200816 0 0 29
TOTALS:66 0 0 152
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20040002
2006 1001
20071001
TOTALS:2004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
24th Aug 2003 L 14 Hull FC SL 2003 A 18 42 VIEW
31st Aug 2003 W 3 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 40 4 VIEW
5th Sep 2003 L 11 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 4 28 VIEW
12th Sep 2003 L 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 20 30 VIEW
19th Sep 2003 L 11 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 18 22 VIEW
26th Sep 2003 W 11 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 1 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003 L 11 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 W 4 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 W 4 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 VIEW
20th Feb 2004 W 4 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 1 VIEW
29th Feb 2004 W 4 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 VIEW
6th Mar 2004 W 4 London Broncos SL 2004 A 26 12 VIEW
13th Mar 2004 W 4 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 2004 H 24 14 1 VIEW
28th Mar 2004 W 4 Hull FC PCC6 2004 H 31 26 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 A 22 14 VIEW
9th Apr 2004 D 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 H 21 21 1 VIEW
16th Apr 2004 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2004 H 40 4 VIEW
25th Apr 2004 W 4 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF 2004 N 46 6 1 VIEW
30th Apr 2004 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 56 10 1 VIEW
7th May 2004 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 H 26 20 1 VIEW
15th May 2004 W 4 Wigan Warriors PCCF 2004 N 32 16 2 VIEW
22nd May 2004 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 50 20 VIEW
29th May 2004 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 H 35 30 VIEW
4th Jun 2004 L 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 H 52 8 VIEW
18th Jun 2004 W 4 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 H 28 8 1 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004 L 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 A 22 41 1 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 W 4 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004 L 4 Hull FC SL 2004 A 6 34 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 L 6 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 2 VIEW
8th Aug 2004 L 4 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 VIEW
13th Aug 2004 L 4 London Broncos SL 2004 H 22 28 1 VIEW
20th Aug 2004 L 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 18 27 VIEW
27th Aug 2004 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 2 VIEW
5th Sep 2004 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 26 24 VIEW
10th Sep 2004 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 19 25 VIEW
17th Sep 2004 L 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 A 24 64 VIEW
25th Sep 2004 L 4 Wigan Warriors SLEPO 2004 A 12 18 VIEW
11th Feb 2005 W 4 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 VIEW
18th Feb 2005 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 1 VIEW
25th Feb 2005 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 1 VIEW
4th Mar 2005 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 VIEW
11th Mar 2005 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2005 H 46 12 1 VIEW
19th Mar 2005 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 64 16 2 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 W 4 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 VIEW
21st May 2005 W 4 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 H 38 24 VIEW
4th Jun 2005 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 A 66 4 VIEW
10th Jun 2005 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2005 A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 D 4 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 3 VIEW
26th Jun 2005 W 4 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 1 VIEW
3rd Jul 2005 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 A 38 26 VIEW
8th Jul 2005 W 4 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 VIEW
15th Jul 2005 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 2 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 W 4 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 27 20 VIEW
30th Jul 2005 L 4 Hull FC PCCSF 2005 N 8 34 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 60 4 VIEW
20th Aug 2005 W 4 London Broncos SL 2005 H 50 4 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 W 4 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 L 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 2 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005 L 4 Bradford Bulls SLEF 2005 H 18 23 VIEW
28th Jan 2006 W 4 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2006 A 70 6 1 VIEW
11th Feb 2006 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2006 A 40 16 VIEW
17th Feb 2006 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 H 44 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 2006 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 13 4 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 18 10 1 VIEW
12th Mar 2006 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 18 16 VIEW
17th Mar 2006 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 H 38 16 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 W 4 Hull FC SL 2006 A 46 0 VIEW
7th Apr 2006 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 16 6 VIEW
14th Apr 2006 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 H 48 10 VIEW
17th Apr 2006 W 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2006 A 34 20 VIEW
21st Apr 2006 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2006 A 12 10 VIEW
28th Apr 2006 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 8 VIEW
6th May 2006 L 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 16 19 1 VIEW
20th May 2006 W 4 Bradford Bulls PCC5 2006 H 42 18 1 VIEW
27th May 2006 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 A 28 14 1 VIEW
3rd Jun 2006 W 4 Catalan Dragons PCC6 2006 H 56 10 VIEW
8th Jun 2006 L 4 Hull FC SL 2006 H 26 27 VIEW
16th Jun 2006 L 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 A 18 20 VIEW
24th Jun 2006 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2006 H 28 6 VIEW
2nd Jul 2006 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 A 52 36 VIEW
22nd Jul 2006 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 A 18 14 VIEW
29th Jul 2006 W 4 Hull Kingston Rovers PCCSF 2006 N 50 0 2 VIEW
4th Aug 2006 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 H 56 8 VIEW
13th Aug 2006 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 A 72 4 1 VIEW
26th Aug 2006 W 4 Huddersfield Giants PCCF 2006 N 42 12 1 VIEW
17th Sep 2006 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 38 30 1 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 W 4 Hull FC SLPOQF 2006 H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 W 4 Hull FC SLGF 2006 N 26 4 1 VIEW
28th Jan 2007 W 4 Leigh Centurions* Fr 2007 H 40 10 1 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 L 4 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 6 14 VIEW
18th Feb 2007 L 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 A 22 29 VIEW
23rd Feb 2007 W 4 Brisbane Broncos WCC 2007 N 18 14 VIEW
2nd Mar 2007 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 H 34 22 1 VIEW
9th Mar 2007 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 48 12 VIEW
6th Apr 2007 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2007 H 48 4 VIEW
13th Apr 2007 W 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 H 53 10 VIEW
21st Apr 2007 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 A 19 38 VIEW
29th Apr 2007 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2007 A 44 6 1 VIEW
5th May 2007 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 N 34 18 VIEW
11th May 2007 W 4 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 2007 N 70 10 VIEW
18th May 2007 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 H 34 14 VIEW
1st Jun 2007 W 4 Salford City Reds SL 2007 H 27 26 1 VIEW
9th Jun 2007 W 4 Warrington Wolves CCC6 2007 H 25 14 1 VIEW
17th Jun 2007 W 4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 A 40 0 1 VIEW
30th Jun 2007 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 H 54 4 1 VIEW
6th Jul 2007 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007 L 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 A 4 10 1 VIEW
20th Jul 2007 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007 W 4 Bradford Bulls CCCSF 2007 N 35 14 1 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007 W 4 Hull FC SL 2007 H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007 L 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 A 0 21 VIEW
25th Aug 2007 W 4 Catalans Dragons CCCF 2007 N 30 8 VIEW
31st Aug 2007 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 32 10 VIEW
7th Sep 2007 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007 L 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 12 20 1 VIEW
28th Sep 2007 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2007 H 10 8 VIEW
13th Oct 2007 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2007 N 6 33 VIEW
22nd Feb 2008 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2008 A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Mar 2008 W 4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2008 H 34 30 VIEW
7th Mar 2008 W 4 Hull FC SL 2008 H 30 29 1 VIEW
15th Mar 2008 L 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 46 10 1 VIEW
24th Mar 2008 L 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 H 10 14 VIEW
11th Apr 2008 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2008 H 58 12 VIEW
20th Apr 2008 W 4 London Skolars CCC4 2008 H 56 0 2 VIEW
25th Apr 2008 W 4 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 A 30 22 VIEW
4th May 2008 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 N 57 16 2 VIEW
10th May 2008 W 4 Warrington Wolves CCC5 2008 H 40 34 2 VIEW
17th May 2008 W 4 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 H 28 10 VIEW
25th May 2008 W 4 Hull FC SL 2008 A 16 8 VIEW
1st Jun 2008 W 4 Hull Kingston Rovers CCC6 2008 A 24 18 1 VIEW
6th Jun 2008 W 4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 H 52 10 1 VIEW
13th Jun 2008 W 4 Bradford Bulls SL 2008 H 58 20 VIEW
20th Jun 2008 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 A 26 12 VIEW
29th Jun 2008 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 H 46 16 2 VIEW
5th Jul 2008 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2008 A 54 0 1 VIEW
11th Jul 2008 W 4 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 H 68 12 VIEW
18th Jul 2008 W 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 A 46 12 VIEW
26th Jul 2008 W 4 Leeds Rhinos CCCSF 2008 N 26 16 VIEW
17th Aug 2008 W 4 Harlequins RL SL 2008 A 32 16 2 VIEW
24th Aug 2008 W 4 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 40 22 1 VIEW
30th Aug 2008 W 4 Hull FC CCCF 2008 N 28 16 VIEW
5th Sep 2008 D 4 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 16 16 VIEW
19th Sep 2008 W 4 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2008 H 38 10 VIEW
4th Oct 2008 L 4 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2008 N 16 24 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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