Maurie Fa asavalu

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
12-01-1980
N/A
06-01-2004
Apia RU, Western Samoa
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-04-2004 v Castleford Tigers
Leeds Rhinos
201- Harlequins RU
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2004-2010
163 (157)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
39
0
0
156

Biography of Maurie Fa asavalu



HERITAGE NO : 1138
Despite his quiet demeanour off the field, Maurie was a fearsome player on it with a devastatingly powerful running style that was honed playing for Samoa in Rugby Union Sevens. His career really took off with the arrival of coach Daniel Anderson who challenged Maurie to fulfil his potential in the game. Maurie possessed great strength and speed for such a big athlete and the Saints used him as an impact interchange, a role which he undertook to great effect. He also developed a superb offload pass as he was being tackled. Supporters would love to see the determination of the player as he eyed the stripe on one of his thundering runs. In so doing he had scored 35 tries by July 2009 including braces against Batley, Doncaster and Huddersfield Giants. Some of which, to the delight of Saints fans, have seen regular reprisals of his inimitable try celebrations.

The 2005 season realised a stronger Saints side as they progressed to finish on top of the league ladder under the astute coaching of Daniel Anderson. Maurie notched up 25 appearances for the season. He also revelled in the 75 points to nil thrashing of Wigan in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup, helping himself to a couple of tries in a man of the match performance. The season ended in disappointment for Maurie and the boys as key injuries at the tail end of the season dented their hopes of appearing in a Grand Final.

The 2006 season brought the rewards for Maurie as the team swept the board to win all the honours and Maurie played an important role in the victories over Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup Final and the Grand Final win over Hull FC.

The August 2007 bank holiday saw the Challenge Cup Final return to the Wembley stadium with Maurie part of the team who lifted the cup again for the second year in succession as victory over Catalans Dragons was secured. The Saints finished top of the league pile again that season for the third time in a row. Another clean sweep that year was prevented by a top performance from Leeds in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

In 2008 Maurie seemed to raise his energy levels again at the start of the season only to have his hopes dashed by injuries as his appearances were restricted to just 20 games in the campaign. The season traced a similar pattern to the previous campaign as the Saints finished top of the league for a fourth time under Daniel Anderson, Maurie gained his third Challenge Cup winners medal as the Saints overcame Hull FC at Wembley before falling to Leeds in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

On the international scene Maurie made a try-scoring debut for Great Britain in the 2007 Test Series against New Zealand and played in the 2008 World Cup.

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. Maurie made his 150th appearance for the club in the 2009 Grand Fianl.

Maurie left some great memories behind at Knowsley Road when he joined Harlequins RU team in 2010.

Dave Dooley


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20042 0 0 16
20053 0 0 25
2006 10 0 0 28
2007 9 0 0 30
20087 0 0 24
2009 4 0 0 27
2010 4 0 0 13
TOTALS:39 0 0 163
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20040003
20050002
2006 0001
20080001
2009 0002
2010 1002
TOTALS:10011

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
11th Jan 2004 --
W
12 Barrow* Fr A 38 20 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 --
W
19 Salford City Reds* Fr H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 --
W
19 Widnes Vikings* Fr H 36 14 VIEW
13th Mar 2004 --NPS
W
17 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 H 24 14 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004 1
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL A 22 14 VIEW
12th Apr 2004 2
L
13 Bradford Bulls SL A 8 54 VIEW
16th Apr 2004 3
W
14 Salford City Reds SL H 40 4 1 VIEW
30th Apr 2004 4
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL H 56 10 VIEW
7th May 2004 5
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 26 20 VIEW
4th Jun 2004 6
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004 7
W
15 Castleford Tigers SL H 52 8 VIEW
18th Jun 2004 8
W
16 Widnes Vikings SL A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004 9
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL H 28 8 1 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004 10
L
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 41 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 11
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SL A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 12
W
15 London Broncos SL H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004 13
L
15 Hull FC SL A 6 34 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 14
L
12 Leeds Rhinos SL A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 15
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL H 50 10 VIEW
17th Sep 2004 16
L
8 Bradford Bulls SL A 24 64 VIEW
26th Dec 2004 --
W
19 Leigh Centurions * Fr H 17 16 VIEW
20th Jan 2005 --
W
12 Widnes Vikings* Fr A 22 16 VIEW
4th Mar 2005 17
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 16 VIEW
28th Mar 2005 18
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 34 27 VIEW
3rd Apr 2005 19
W
16 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 A 26 22 VIEW
8th Apr 2005 20
W
16 Leigh Centurions SL H 60 16 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 21
W
16 London Broncos SL A 30 20 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 22
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL A 36 22 VIEW
6th May 2005 23
W
16 York City Knights PCC5 H 62 0 VIEW
13th May 2005 24
L
16 Hull FC SL A 6 44 1 VIEW
21st May 2005 25
W
8 Widnes Vikings SL A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 26
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SL H 38 24 VIEW
4th Jun 2005 27
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL A 66 4 VIEW
10th Jun 2005 28
W
16 Salford City Reds SL A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 29
D
16 London Broncos SL H 28 28 VIEW
8th Jul 2005 30
W
16 Hull FC SL H 18 10 VIEW
15th Jul 2005 31
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL H 40 18 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 32
W
15 Leigh Centurions SL A 27 20 VIEW
30th Jul 2005 33
L
16 Hull FC PCCSF N 8 34 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 34
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 10 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 35
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 60 4 VIEW
20th Aug 2005 36
W
16 London Broncos SL H 50 4 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 37
W
16 Leigh Centurions SL A 78 4 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 38
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL A 38 12 1 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 39
L
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 40
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005 41
L
16 Bradford Bulls SLEF H 18 23 VIEW
28th Jan 2006 --
W
18 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 70 6 VIEW
11th Feb 2006 42
W
16 Harlequins RL SL A 40 16 VIEW
17th Feb 2006 43
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL H 44 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 2006 44
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SL H 13 4 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 45
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 10 VIEW
12th Mar 2006 46
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 16 1 VIEW
17th Mar 2006 47
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 38 16 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 48
W
16 Hull FC SL A 46 0 VIEW
31st Mar 2006 49
W
10 Doncaster Lakers PCC4 H 56 6 2 VIEW
7th Apr 2006 50
W
16 Harlequins RL SL H 16 6 VIEW
14th Apr 2006 51
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL H 48 10 VIEW
17th Apr 2006 52
W
16 Catalans Dragons SL A 34 20 1 VIEW
6th May 2006 53
L
17 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 19 VIEW
27th May 2006 54
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL A 28 14 VIEW
3rd Jun 2006 55
W
16 Catalans Dragons PCC6 H 56 10 VIEW
8th Jun 2006 56
L
17 Hull FC SL H 26 27 VIEW
2nd Jul 2006 57
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 52 36 1 VIEW
7th Jul 2006 58
W
14 Catalans Dragons SL H 52 26 VIEW
14th Jul 2006 59
W
17 Harlequins RL SL H 30 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2006 60
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL A 18 14 1 VIEW
29th Jul 2006 61
W
17 Hull Kingston Rovers PCCSF N 50 0 VIEW
4th Aug 2006 62
W
17 Huddersfield Giants SL H 56 8 1 VIEW
13th Aug 2006 63
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL A 72 4 1 VIEW
26th Aug 2006 64
W
17 Huddersfield Giants PCCF N 42 12 1 VIEW
1st Sep 2006 65
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 12 VIEW
9th Sep 2006 66
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL H 54 18 VIEW
17th Sep 2006 67
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL A 38 30 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 68
W
17 Hull FC SLPOQF H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 69
W
17 Hull FC SLGF N 26 4 VIEW
4th Feb 2007 70
W
17 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 71
L
17 Harlequins RL SL H 6 14 VIEW
18th Feb 2007 72
L
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 29 VIEW
9th Mar 2007 73
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 48 12 VIEW
17th Mar 2007 74
L
16 Hull FC SL A 12 24 VIEW
23rd Mar 2007 75
W
16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 42 14 1 VIEW
30th Mar 2007 76
W
16 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 H 78 14 2 VIEW
6th Apr 2007 77
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007 78
W
16 Salford City Reds SL H 48 4 1 VIEW
13th Apr 2007 79
W
16 Catalans Dragons SL H 53 10 1 VIEW
21st Apr 2007 80
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SL A 19 38 VIEW
29th Apr 2007 81
W
16 Harlequins RL SL A 44 6 VIEW
5th May 2007 82
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL N 34 18 VIEW
11th May 2007 83
W
16 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 N 70 10 1 VIEW
18th May 2007 84
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 14 VIEW
28th May 2007 85
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 40 12 1 VIEW
9th Jun 2007 86
W
16 Warrington Wolves CCC6 H 25 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2007 87
W
16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 40 0 VIEW
30th Jun 2007 88
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL H 54 4 1 VIEW
6th Jul 2007 89
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007 90
L
16 Bradford Bulls SL A 4 10 VIEW
20th Jul 2007 91
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007 92
W
16 Bradford Bulls CCCSF N 35 14 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007 93
W
16 Hull FC SL H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007 94
L
16 Catalans Dragons SL A 0 21 VIEW
25th Aug 2007 95
W
16 Catalans Dragons CCCF N 30 8 VIEW
31st Aug 2007 96
W
16 Harlequins RL SL H 32 10 VIEW
7th Sep 2007 97
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007 98
L
16 Wigan Warriors SL A 12 20 VIEW
13th Oct 2007 99
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 6 33 VIEW
2nd Feb 2008 --
W
26 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 38 22 VIEW
10th Feb 2008 100
L
16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 22 24 VIEW
15th Mar 2008 101
L
16 Catalans Dragons SL A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008 102
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL H 46 10 VIEW
24th Mar 2008 103
L
8 Huddersfield Giants SL A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008 104
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2008 105
L
16 Castleford Tigers SL A 24 30 1 VIEW
11th Apr 2008 106
W
16 Harlequins RL SL H 58 12 VIEW
20th Apr 2008 107
W
16 London Skolars CCC4 H 56 0 VIEW
25th Apr 2008 108
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 22 VIEW
10th May 2008 109
W
16 Warrington Wolves CCC5 H 40 34 VIEW
25th May 2008 110
W
16 Hull FC SL A 16 8 VIEW
1st Jun 2008 111
W
16 Hull Kingston Rovers CCC6 A 24 18 1 VIEW
6th Jun 2008 112
W
16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 52 10 1 VIEW
13th Jun 2008 113
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 58 20 1 VIEW
20th Jun 2008 114
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SL A 26 12 1 VIEW
29th Jun 2008 115
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL H 46 16 2 VIEW
5th Jul 2008 116
W
16 Harlequins RL SL A 54 0 VIEW
11th Jul 2008 117
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL H 68 12 VIEW
18th Jul 2008 118
W
16 Wigan Warriors SL A 46 12 VIEW
26th Jul 2008 119
W
16 Leeds Rhinos CCCSF N 26 16 VIEW
30th Aug 2008 120
W
16 Hull FC CCCF N 28 16 VIEW
5th Sep 2008 121
D
16 Wigan Warriors SL H 16 16 VIEW
19th Sep 2008 122
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 38 10 VIEW
4th Oct 2008 123
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 16 24 VIEW
18th Jan 2009 --
W
20 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 26 22 VIEW
1st Feb 2009 --
W
17 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 54 6 VIEW
13th Feb 2009 124
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL H 26 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 2009 125
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL A 23 6 VIEW
27th Feb 2009 126
L
16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 19 20 VIEW
7th Mar 2009 127
W
16 Celtic Crusaders SL A 4 0 VIEW
20th Mar 2009 128
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SL H 26 18 VIEW
27th Mar 2009 129
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 42 18 VIEW
5th Apr 2009 130
W
16 Leeds Rhinos CCC4 A 22 18 VIEW
9th Apr 2009 131
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL A 19 12 VIEW
13th Apr 2009 132
W
17 Hull FC SL H 44 22 VIEW
19th Apr 2009 133
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL A 68 22 1 VIEW
24th Apr 2009 134
L
16 Bradford Bulls SL H 30 34 VIEW
2nd May 2009 135
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL N 18 38 VIEW
10th May 2009 136
W
16 Catalans Dragons CCC5 H 42 8 VIEW
16th May 2009 137
W
16 Catalans Dragons SL A 32 28 VIEW
22nd May 2009 138
W
16 Harlequins RL SL H 22 12 VIEW
30th May 2009 139
W
17 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 A 66 6 1 VIEW
5th Jun 2009 140
W
16 Hull FC SL A 30 6 1 VIEW
12th Jun 2009 141
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL H 50 10 VIEW
21st Jun 2009 142
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL A 44 18 1 VIEW
26th Jun 2009 143
W
17 Celtic Crusaders SL H 30 0 VIEW
3rd Jul 2009 144
L
15 Salford City Reds SL A 10 20 VIEW
11th Jul 2009 145
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL A 40 26 VIEW
4th Sep 2009 146
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL A 10 18 VIEW
11th Sep 2009 147
L
17 Catalans Dragons SL H 12 24 VIEW
19th Sep 2009 148
W
17 Huddersfield Giants SLQPO2 H 15 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 2009 149
W
17 Wigan Warriors SLQSF2 H 14 10 VIEW
10th Oct 2009 150
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 10 18 VIEW
19th Jan 2010 --
W
8 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 42 26 VIEW
22nd Jan 2010 --
W
14 Halifax* Fr H 38 18 1 VIEW
6th Feb 2010 151
L
16 Hull FC SL H 12 32 VIEW
14th Feb 2010 152
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL A 38 6 VIEW
20th Feb 2010 153
W
16 Catalans Dragons SL A 42 12 1 VIEW
26th Feb 2010 154
W
16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 22 16 VIEW
7th Mar 2010 155
L
16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 24 28 VIEW
12th Mar 2010 156
W
16 Crusaders SL H 37 30 VIEW
19th Mar 2010 157
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL H 28 18 VIEW
28th Mar 2010 158
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL A 24 6 VIEW
2nd Apr 2010 159
L
16 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 18 VIEW
5th Apr 2010 160
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL A 52 18 1 VIEW
10th Apr 2010 161
W
16 Harlequins RL SL A 32 24 VIEW
17th Apr 2010 162
W
16 Toulouse Olympique RLCC4 H 56 16 2 VIEW
24th Apr 2010 163
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SL H 41 20 VIEW
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WINS : 135 | LOSSES : 38 | DRAWS : 2

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