Player Details

Player name: Sitaleki Akauola

Birthdate: 4/7/1992

Club: Penrith Panthers

Grade: NRL

Position: Second Row

First Grade Debut: Wests Tigers v Melbourne Storm, AAMI Park, 08-04-2013 (Rd 5)

Awards & Accolades

2014 Tonga

Biography

The NZ born ‘Sita’ made his move over to Australia at the age of 20. Originally in the NZ Warriors junior system, Sita was given the opportunity to trial with the Wests Tigers, and suitably impressed. He was part of the Clubs 2012 premiership winning NYC team. His rise to the NRL came swiftly as he was handed his debut in Round 5 of the 2013 season, against the Storm. The Manuwera junior had an impressive 2014 season and was rewarded with his International debut for Tonga, against PNG. He made his move to the Panthers in 2015. Tall, athletic and powerful, Sita’s ability to cover a number of positions meant he played 13 NRL games in 2016, and at only age 24 a promising future ahead.

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