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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 joins Storm from the Warriors on a two-year contract in 2022.

Born and raised in Tonga, Katoa moved to New Zeleand thanks to a scholarship from Tamaki College in 2017, allowing him to study while training.

Eli joined the Warriors after making his mark in rugby union for the Tamaki College First XV in Auckland's elite competition.

Blasting onto the NRL scene in 2020, Eli made a huge impression the moment he made his debut against the Newcastle Knights in the first round of the season.

An intimidating presence on the edge, Katoa arrives in Melbourne having played 46 NRL games, scored 10 tries and a proven capacity to play big minutes.

Eli is sponsored by Australian Merch Co and WAM Training.

Career

Appearances
67
Tries
16

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 89.42% 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% 1,262 70.00 15 596 33.1
Warriors 2022 15 4 11 - 27% 3 - - - 12 - - 4 4 337 18 94.93% 1,064 70.00 30 470 31.3
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

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 36 900 91 90.82% 2,751 53.00 45 1,319 28.7
Storm 2023 2023 21 13 8 - 62% 6 - - - 24 23 1.09 12 19 586 49 92.28% 2,141 101.00 31 962 45.8

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