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Viliami Vailea

Centre

Cowboys

Player Bio

Height:
185 cm
Date of Birth:
17 November 2002
Weight:
98 kg
Birthplace:
Vaini, Tongatapu, Tonga
Age:
21
Nickname:
-
Debut Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Date:
30 July 2021
Opposition:
Wests Tigers
Round:
20
Previous Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Junior Club:
-
Biography:

Cowboys member number: 1235879

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The 20-year-old appeared in 17 games for the Warriors over the course of three seasons following his debut as an 18-year-old in 2021.

Equally at home at centre or wing, Vailea was born in Vaini on Tonga’s main island Tongatapu before moving to New Zealand for high school.

Rated as one of the best schoolboy rugby union talents in New Zealand, Vailea switched to league to sign with the Warriors before graduating from Aorere College and would make his NRL debut in his first year out of high school.

Vailea has appeared in five games for the Warriors this season, all at centre.

Vailea is contracted until the end of the 2025 season.

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Who is your celebrity lookalike: Superman
If you could swap jobs with anyone in the world, who would it be: Will Smith
Least favourite household chore: Dishes
One thing you’d like to learn how to do: Golf
One thing that you really dislike: Slow drivers
Favourite holiday destination: Tonga
What would your ultimate golf grouping be: Jeremiah Nanai, Luciano Leilua, Semi Valemei

Career

Appearances
24
Tries
9

2024 Season

Appearances
7

Scoring

Tries
1

Attack

Try Assists
0
Line Breaks
1
Tackle Breaks
16

Passing

Receipts
129

Defence

Tackles Made
75
Missed Tackles
22
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
140
Total Running Metres
986

Fantasy

Total Points
195
Average Points
27.9

2024 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
9 Dolphins Lost 26 - 28 Centre 80 - - - - - 19 - - - 3 61 3 20 6 4 132 4 -
10 Titans Lost 20 - 18 Centre 80 - - - - - 23 - - - 3 70 1 22 8 2 189 12 -
11 Rabbitohs Won 22 - 28 Centre 80 1 - - - 4 48 - - 1 6 60 1 20 11 4 159 4 -
12 Wests Tigers Won 42 - 28 Centre 80 - - - - - - - - - - 55 1 16 9 4 140 9 -
13 Roosters Won 16 - 18 Centre 80 - - - - - - - - - 2 49 1 18 16 4 134 3 -
14 Warriors Lost 12 - 42 Centre 80 - - - - - 56 1 - - 2 66 - 23 11 1 124 2 -
15 Raiders Won 16 - 34 Centre 80 - - - - - - - - - - 33 - 10 14 3 106 - -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2021 2 2 - - 100% - - - - - - - - - - - 30 25 7 78.13% 195 97.00 6 35 17.5
Warriors 2022 10 2 8 - 20% 7 - - - 28 69 6.89 - - 2 3 125 93 35 72.66% 834 83.00 - 215 21.5
Warriors 2023 5 3 2 - 60% 1 - - - 4 - - - - 1 1 95 50 17 74.63% 658 131.00 - 132 26.4
Cowboys 2024 7 4 3 - 57% 1 - - - 4 146 20.86 - 1 - 1 129 75 22 77.32% 986 140.00 - 195 27.9

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2021 2023 17 7 10 - 41% 8 - - - 32 69 3.63 - - 3 4 250 168 59 74.01% 1,687 88.00 6 382 22.5
Cowboys 2024 2024 7 4 3 - 57% 1 - - - 4 146 20.86 - 1 - 1 129 75 22 77.32% 986 140.00 - 195 27.9

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North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.