PLAYERS | Nafe Seluini


Panther 499

19 matches [2011-2012]

4 points [1 try]


Auckland junior who had represented the Junior Kiwis and was a member of the Warriors premiership winning Under 20s team in 2010 before moving across the Tasman to join the Panthers for the 2011 season.

Seluini started the 2011 season in the NSW Cup but soon earned his first grade debut, coming off the bench in Round 4 versus Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium. He would make 17 appearances that year, scoring his first (and only try) against the Warriors in Auckland. The majority of these appearances were off the bench but started as hooker in two matches later in the season.

Whilst he was in the 2012 NRL squad, he managed only two appearances early in the season before being granted a mid-season release to the Sydney Roosters.

He would play eight matches across one and a half seasons to the end of 2013, before joining the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup, and later to the Sunshine Coast Falcons – where he would be contracted to the Melbourne Storm, making an appearance for the Storm in the Auckland Nines but unable to add to his NRL appearances.


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