Tony Puletua

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-06-1979
N/A
23-04-2008
Penrith Panthers, Aus
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
13-02-2009 v Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos
2013- Salford Red Devils
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2009-2013
137 (20)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
40
0
0
160

Biography of Tony Puletua



HERITAGE NO : 1175
Tony Puletua by Dave Dooley

Tony Puletua joined Saints with a host of first grade experience and a big game performance to boot. The massive strong running forward broke defences with ease and had a tough, no nonsense tackling game that was the envy of the rest of Super League. Tony continued the trend of Saints signing only the best type of players with the right attitude on and off the field. He soon demonstrated in his early matches that he was committed to the cause and fitted in to the Saints setup with the minimum of fuss.

Tony made more than 190 appearances for Penrith, has represented his country of origin New Zealand on numerous occasions and with his brother Frank was a part of the Panthers successful grand final team in 2003. Tall and athletic, surprisingly fast for such a big man and possessing a trademark big handed offload, Tony was soon setting up tries for his teammates as the Saints stormed through the 2009 season. He dazzled all in the Castleford sunshine on the 19th of April 2009 when he powered in for four tries as the Saints demolished the Tigers by 68 points to 22. That signalled 10 tries for the season in just 11 games.

The 2009 season proved to be a roller coaster season for the Saints. The ride however, ultimately ended in disappointment as the Saints trophy cabinet was laid bare for the first time since the 2003 campaign. Some sparkling performances were punctuated with below par matches as the club shaped a new team for the future and youth was given its head. Tony ended the season with a stunning 14 tries return to mark a highly creditable first season at Knowsley Road.

The 2010 season finished with an empty trophy cabinet at the Saints but the side creditably made it to the Challenge Cup Semi Final and a fifth successive Grand Final. Tony remained a bedrock of the saints pack.

Never the less the players responded magnificently by reaching an eleventh consecutive Challenge Cup Semi 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. The season was marked by the emergence of young players who cemented their positions in the first team and demanded their inclusion in the big games. As a senior player and greatly respected forward, Tony helped guide the youngsters as they marched bravely towards the Grand Final. He finished the season having accrued 34 tries from just 78 matches in the red vee, an absolutely monumental effort. He had continued his trademark bullocking runs, often carrying several opponents on his back, and magical offloads.

His final seasons at Langtree Park saw Tony move into the front row. At the conclusion of the 2013 season Tony moved to the Salford Red Devils to aid their resurgence in the game.

Dave Dooley


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2009 14 0 0 31
2010 13 0 0 31
2011 7 0 0 26
2012 4 0 0 24
2013 2 0 0 25
TOTALS:40 0 0 137
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2009 2002
2010 0001
2011 0002
2013 0001
TOTALS:2006

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
18th Jan 2009 --
W
10 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 26 22 1 VIEW
1st Feb 2009 --
W
10 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 54 6 1 VIEW
13th Feb 2009 1
W
13 Warrington Wolves SL H 26 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 2009 2
W
8 Huddersfield Giants SL A 23 6 1 VIEW
27th Feb 2009 3
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 19 20 1 VIEW
7th Mar 2009 4
W
13 Celtic Crusaders SL A 4 0 VIEW
27th Mar 2009 5
W
14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 42 18 1 VIEW
5th Apr 2009 6
W
11 Leeds Rhinos CCC4 A 22 18 VIEW
9th Apr 2009 7
W
11 Wigan Warriors SL A 19 12 VIEW
13th Apr 2009 8
W
10 Hull FC SL H 44 22 1 VIEW
19th Apr 2009 9
W
10 Castleford Tigers SL A 68 22 4 VIEW
2nd May 2009 10
L
10 Wigan Warriors SL N 18 38 VIEW
10th May 2009 11
W
13 Catalans Dragons CCC5 H 42 8 VIEW
16th May 2009 12
W
13 Catalans Dragons SL A 32 28 VIEW
22nd May 2009 13
W
13 Harlequins RL SL H 22 12 VIEW
30th May 2009 14
W
13 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 A 66 6 VIEW
5th Jun 2009 15
W
13 Hull FC SL A 30 6 VIEW
12th Jun 2009 16
W
8 Castleford Tigers SL H 50 10 VIEW
21st Jun 2009 17
W
15 Bradford Bulls SL A 44 18 1 VIEW
26th Jun 2009 18
W
15 Celtic Crusaders SL H 30 0 1 VIEW
3rd Jul 2009 19
L
12 Salford City Reds SL A 10 20 VIEW
11th Jul 2009 20
W
12 Warrington Wolves SL A 40 26 VIEW
17th Jul 2009 21
L
10 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 20 22 VIEW
25th Jul 2009 22
W
10 Harlequins RL SL A 44 24 2 VIEW
31st Jul 2009 23
W
10 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 6 VIEW
9th Aug 2009 24
L
10 Huddersfield Giants CCCSF N 14 24 VIEW
16th Aug 2009 25
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 10 26 VIEW
21st Aug 2009 26
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SL H 12 10 VIEW
4th Sep 2009 27
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SL A 10 18 VIEW
11th Sep 2009 28
L
10 Catalans Dragons SL H 12 24 1 VIEW
19th Sep 2009 29
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SLQPO2 H 15 2 1 VIEW
3rd Oct 2009 30
W
10 Wigan Warriors SLQSF2 H 14 10 VIEW
10th Oct 2009 31
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 10 18 VIEW
22nd Jan 2010 --
W
11 Halifax* Fr H 38 18 VIEW
6th Feb 2010 32
L
11 Hull FC SL H 12 32 VIEW
14th Feb 2010 33
W
13 Bradford Bulls SL A 38 6 VIEW
20th Feb 2010 34
W
11 Catalans Dragons SL A 42 12 VIEW
26th Feb 2010 35
W
11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 22 16 VIEW
7th Mar 2010 36
L
11 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 24 28 VIEW
19th Mar 2010 37
W
8 Warrington Wolves SL H 28 18 VIEW
28th Mar 2010 38
W
8 Huddersfield Giants SL A 24 6 VIEW
2nd Apr 2010 39
L
8 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 18 1 VIEW
5th Apr 2010 40
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL A 52 18 1 VIEW
10th Apr 2010 41
W
8 Harlequins RL SL A 32 24 VIEW
17th Apr 2010 42
W
13 Toulouse Olympique RLCC4 H 56 16 1 VIEW
24th Apr 2010 43
W
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 41 20 1 VIEW
2nd May 2010 44
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers SL N 54 0 VIEW
9th May 2010 45
W
13 Harlequins RL RLCC5 A 30 10 VIEW
15th May 2010 46
L
13 Salford City Reds SL A 34 42 VIEW
21st May 2010 47
W
14 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 68 12 1 VIEW
29th May 2010 48
W
15 Barrow Raiders RLCC6 H 32 12 VIEW
11th Jun 2010 49
W
13 Huddersfield Giants SL H 30 22 1 VIEW
20th Jun 2010 50
W
13 Wigan Warriors SL A 26 24 VIEW
25th Jun 2010 51
W
10 Salford City Reds SL H 58 34 1 VIEW
9th Jul 2010 52
L
15 Catalans Dragons SL H 20 30 VIEW
18th Jul 2010 53
W
14 Harlequins RL SL H 32 18 VIEW
25th Jul 2010 54
W
14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 50 6 2 VIEW
31st Jul 2010 55
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL A 26 24 VIEW
7th Aug 2010 56
L
15 Leeds Rhinos RLCCSF N 28 32 VIEW
13th Aug 2010 57
W
10 Bradford Bulls SL H 60 12 1 VIEW
21st Aug 2010 58
W
15 Crusaders SL A 36 10 1 VIEW
4th Sep 2010 59
W
10 Castleford Tigers SL H 40 30 1 VIEW
10th Sep 2010 60
W
13 Warrington Wolves SLQSF H 28 12 VIEW
24th Sep 2010 61
W
13 Huddersfield Giants SLQSF H 42 22 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 2010 62
L
13 Wigan Warriors SLGF N 10 22 VIEW
23rd Jan 2011 --
W
14 Widnes Vikings * Friendly A 52 20 VIEW
31st Jan 2011 --
L
14 Huddersfield Giants * Friendly H 12 36 VIEW
12th Feb 2011 63
D
14 Wigan Warriors SL N 16 16 1 VIEW
18th Feb 2011 64
W
10 Salford City Reds SL A 56 22 VIEW
25th Feb 2011 65
L
14 Warrington Wolves SL H 18 25 VIEW
5th Mar 2011 66
W
14 Catalans Dragons SL A 22 16 VIEW
11th Mar 2011 67
L
13 Harlequins RL SL H 16 27 VIEW
19th Mar 2011 68
W
13 Leeds Rhinos SL A 30 16 VIEW
25th Mar 2011 69
W
13 Bradford Bulls SL H 28 16 VIEW
1st Apr 2011 70
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 34 16 VIEW
8th Apr 2011 71
W
13 Crusaders SL A 34 18 VIEW
15th Apr 2011 72
W
13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 52 6 1 VIEW
22nd Apr 2011 73
L
13 Wigan Warriors SL A 24 28 VIEW
25th Apr 2011 74
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL H 22 20 VIEW
2nd May 2011 75
D
13 Hull FC SL A 24 24 1 VIEW
3rd Jun 2011 76
W
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 42 16 VIEW
11th Jun 2011 77
D
13 Bradford Bulls SL A 14 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2011 78
L
13 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 32 1 VIEW
24th Jun 2011 79
L
13 Warrington Wolves SL A 28 35 2 VIEW
1st Jul 2011 80
W
13 Hull FC SL H 28 14 VIEW
10th Jul 2011 81
W
13 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 46 6 VIEW
15th Jul 2011 82
W
13 Catalans Dragons SL H 40 18 VIEW
24th Jul 2011 83
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers RLCC6 H 54 6 VIEW
31st Jul 2011 84
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL A 46 26 1 VIEW
6th Aug 2011 85
L
10 Wigan Warriors RLCCSF N 12 18 VIEW
18th Sep 2011 86
W
10 Wigan Warriors SLPOQSF A 26 18 VIEW
1st Oct 2011 87
W
10 Wigan Warriors SLPOESF H 26 18 VIEW
8th Oct 2011 88
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 16 32 VIEW
10th Feb 2012 89
W
8 Salford City Reds SL H 38 10 VIEW
19th Feb 2012 90
D
10 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 36 36 VIEW
24th Feb 2012 91
L
13 Catalans Dragons SL H 32 34 VIEW
4th Mar 2012 92
L
13 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 17 VIEW
9th Mar 2012 93
L
10 Hull FC SL H 10 22 1 VIEW
17th Mar 2012 94
L
10 Bradford Bulls SL A 8 12 VIEW
25th Mar 2012 95
W
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 46 6 VIEW
6th Apr 2012 96
L
12 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 28 VIEW
9th Apr 2012 97
W
11 Castleford Tigers SL A 18 12 VIEW
21st May 2012 98
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL A 31 18 VIEW
27th May 2012 99
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL N 16 42 VIEW
3rd Jun 2012 100
D
10 Hull FC SL A 18 18 VIEW
8th Jun 2012 101
W
12 Bradford Bulls SL H 54 0 VIEW
22nd Jun 2012 102
W
8 Salford City Reds SL A 32 10 VIEW
29th Jun 2012 103
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 34 28 1 VIEW
8th Jul 2012 104
W
12 Widnes Vikings SL A 24 23 VIEW
20th Jul 2012 105
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL A 20 15 VIEW
6th Aug 2012 106
L
12 Warrington Wolves SL H 12 22 VIEW
12th Aug 2012 107
L
12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 32 33 1 VIEW
17th Aug 2012 108
W
13 Castleford Tigers SL H 44 12 VIEW
31st Aug 2012 109
W
12 London Broncos SL H 30 0 1 VIEW
7th Sep 2012 110
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL A 26 18 VIEW
15th Sep 2012 111
W
11 Warrington Wolves SLQPO A 28 6 VIEW
29th Sep 2012 112
L
11 Warrington Wolves SLQSF H 18 36 VIEW
20th Jan 2013 --
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Friendly H 42 12 VIEW
2nd Feb 2013 113
L
16 Huddersfield Giants SL H 4 40 VIEW
10th Feb 2013 114
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL A 16 4 VIEW
15th Feb 2013 115
D
8 Hull FC SL H 22 22 VIEW
23rd Feb 2013 116
W
8 Bradford Bulls SL A 36 10 1 VIEW
1st Mar 2013 117
L
13 Leeds Rhinos SL H 12 20 VIEW
8th Mar 2013 118
W
14 Warrington Wolves SL A 22 10 VIEW
22nd Mar 2013 119
W
11 Salford City Reds SL H 14 10 VIEW
20th Apr 2013 120
L
11 Hull Kingston Rovers RLCC4 A 18 26 VIEW
27th Apr 2013 121
L
8 London Broncos SL A 14 21 VIEW
3rd May 2013 122
L
10 Widnes Vikings SL H 28 35 1 VIEW
20th May 2013 123
W
14 Leeds Rhinos SL A 30 22 VIEW
25th May 2013 124
L
8 Warrington Wolves SL N 22 48 VIEW
3rd Jun 2013 125
L
8 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 25 VIEW
9th Jun 2013 126
W
8 Bradford Bulls SL H 30 18 VIEW
21st Jun 2013 127
W
11 Salford City Reds SL A 52 10 VIEW
28th Jun 2013 128
L
8 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 12 24 VIEW
7th Jul 2013 129
W
8 Castleford Tigers SL A 40 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2013 130
W
8 Wigan Warriors SL H 22 16 VIEW
3rd Aug 2013 131
W
8 Catalans Dragons SL A 26 6 VIEW
9th Aug 2013 132
W
8 London Broncos SL H 38 10 VIEW
18th Aug 2013 133
W
8 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 26 12 VIEW
30th Aug 2013 134
L
8 Warrington Wolves SL H 16 29 VIEW
6th Sep 2013 135
W
8 Hull FC SL A 38 12 VIEW
14th Sep 2013 136
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers SLEPO H 46 10 VIEW
20th Sep 2013 137
L
8 Leeds Rhinos SLPSF A 10 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 94 | LOSSES : 43 | DRAWS : 6

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