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Eliesa Katoa

2nd Row

Storm

Player Bio

Height:
193 cm
Date of Birth:
03 January 2000
Weight:
110 kg
Birthplace:
Hihifo, Tonga
Age:
24
Nickname:
Eli
Debut Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Date:
14 March 2020
Opposition:
Newcastle Knights
Round:
1
Previous Club:
New Zealand Warriors
Junior Club:
-
Biography:

Back-rower Eliesa 'Eli' Katoa joined Storm from the Warriors on a two-year contract in 2022.

Born and raised in Tonga, Katoa made his mark in rugby union for the Tamaki College First XV in Auckland's elite competition before blasting onto the NRL scene in 2020, going on to make 46 NRL appearances for the Warriors.

Moving to Melbourne ahead of the 2023 season, Katoa immediately impressed in the purple jersey, amassing a total six tries, 12 line-breaks, 5 line-break assists, 19 offloads, 586 tackles and 2,141 total run metres.

Katoa’s efforts for the year did not go unnoticed outside of the Club, with the forward recently named in the Tongan squad for his first representative appearance, taking on England in a three-game test throughout October and November.

Eli is sponsored by Australian Merch Co and WAM Training.

Career

Appearances
83
Tries
24

2024 Season

Appearances
16

Scoring

Tries
8

Attack

Line Breaks
9
Line Break Assists
4

Passing

Offloads
20

Defence

Tackles Made
510
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
126
Total Running Metres
2018

Fantasy

Total Points
851
Average Points
53.2

2024 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Panthers Won 8 - 0 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - - 2 52 1 16 36 2 122 120 -
2 Warriors Won 30 - 26 2nd Row 66 - - - - - - 1 - 2 40 1 11 27 3 84 84 -
3 Knights Lost 14 - 12 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - - - 52 1 11 44 2 102 102 -
5 Broncos Won 34 - 32 2nd Row 80 2 - - - 8 - - 2 4 46 1 17 32 2 125 112 9
6 Bulldogs Won 16 - 14 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - - 2 30 1 9 31 4 62 62 -
7 Roosters Won 12 - 18 2nd Row 80 1 - - - 4 - 1 - 5 41 2 15 40 1 105 105 -
8 Rabbitohs Won 54 - 20 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - 1 4 65 3 19 22 1 158 137 9
9 Titans Won 20 - 22 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - - 1 35 1 13 30 4 91 91 -
10 Sharks Lost 18 - 25 2nd Row 80 1 - - - 4 - - 1 4 67 1 17 35 4 146 127 6
11 Eels Won 48 - 16 2nd Row 80 1 - - - 4 - - 2 3 61 3 17 24 2 168 144 -
12 Sea Eagles Lost 26 - 20 2nd Row 80 1 - - - 4 - - - 4 28 3 12 30 1 87 87 -
14 Knights Won 36 - 28 2nd Row 80 - - - - - 28 - - 2 78 - 19 32 2 156 153 3
15 Warriors Won 24 - 38 2nd Row 80 1 - - - 4 - 1 1 - 55 - 12 39 7 143 108 -
16 Dolphins Won 24 - 30 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - - - 65 - 14 40 2 122 121 -
17 Raiders Won 16 - 6 2nd Row 80 - - - - - - - - 2 72 - 22 20 1 176 175 -
18 Wests Tigers Won 28 - 40 2nd Row 80 1 - - - 4 - - 2 3 67 2 17 28 7 164 148 -

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 Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2020 13 6 7 - 46% 6 - - - 24 - - 3 16 354 31 91.95% 1,292 99.00 12 581 44.7
Warriors 2021 18 6 12 - 33% 1 - - - 4 20 1.14 2 16 451 42 91.48% 1,234 68.00 15 593 32.9
Warriors 2022 15 4 11 - 27% 3 - - - 12 - - 4 4 337 18 94.93% 1,066 71.00 30 471 31.4
Storm 2023 21 13 8 - 62% 6 - - - 24 23 1.09 12 19 586 49 92.28% 2,141 101.00 31 962 45.8
Storm 2024 16 13 3 - 81% 8 - - - 32 28 1.78 9 20 510 45 91.89% 2,018 126.00 29 851 53.2

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 Linebreaks Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Warriors 2020 2022 46 16 30 - 35% 10 - - - 40 20 0.40 9 36 1,142 91 92.62% 3,592 70.00 58 1,642 35.7
Storm 2023 2024 37 26 11 - 70% 14 - - - 56 51 1.38 21 39 1,096 94 92.10% 4,160 112.00 60 1,813 49.0

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