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Brayden Wiliame (born 17 December 1992) is a Fiji international rugby league footballer who plays as a centre, wing and can also play as fullback or second-row for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League. He has previously played for the Parramatta Eels and the Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL.

Brayden Wiliame
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Personal information
Born (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 26)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Playing information
PositionCentre, Wing, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Parramatta Eels 6 3 0 0 12
2015–16 Manly Sea Eagles 23 7 0 0 28
2017– Catalans Dragons 67 31 0 0 124
Total 96 41 0 0 164
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–17 Fiji 7 2 0 0 8
As of 2 June 2019
Source: [1][2]

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BackgroundEdit

He was born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. Wiliame is of Fijian descent and played his junior football for the Woy Woy Roosters, Umina Bunnies and Central Coast Harold Matthews Cup and S. G. Ball Cup squads, before signing a 3-year contract with the Melbourne Storm.

Playing careerEdit

From 2010 to 2012, Wiliame played for the Melbourne Storm's NYC team.[3]

In June 2010, Wiliame played for the New South Wales Under-18s team.[4]

In October 2010, Wiliame played for the junior Fiji team.[5]

In 2013, Wiliame joined the Parramatta Eels.

In Round 13 of the 2013 NRL season, Wiliame made his NRL debut for the Parramatta Eels against the Sydney Roosters.[6][7]

At the end of 2013, Wiliame was released by the Paramatta Eels and joined the Newcastle Knights for the 2014 season.

On 1 October 2014, Wiliame signed a 2-year contract with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles starting in 2015.[8] He made his debut for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 2 of the 2015 NRL season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.[9]

On 2 May 2015, Wiliame played for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2015 Melanesian Cup.[10]

After playing on the wing in the opening two rounds of the 2016 NRL season, Wiliame was dropped to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' New South Wales Cup team to allow for the return from injury of fullback Brett Stewart. With the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles losing both games to the Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers respectively, Wiliame remained winless in all first grade games and talk spread among Manly fans and the media that he was cursed. He was recalled to the side for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' Anzac Day match against the Newcastle Knights in Newcastle following a broken collar bone suffered by winger Jorge Taufua a week earlier against Parramatta Eels. Wiliame crossed for his first NRL try of the season and broke his NRL duck as Manly Warringah Sea Eagles ran out 26-10 winners over the bottom placed Knights.[11]

On 7 May 2016, Wiliame played for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2016 Melanesian Cup.[12]

After 23 first grade games with Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Wiliame was granted a release from his contract with the club on 9 November 2016 in order to take up a two-year deal with the Catalans Dragons in the Super League.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ loverugbyleague
  2. ^ "Brayden Williame - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Brayden Willieme player results, scores, news and statistics". Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ "NSWRL WESTERN SYDNEY ACADEMY: NSWRL Under 18's Team Announcement". Westsydneyrl.leaguenet.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Junior Bati initiative to boost 2013 WC". Fijilive.com. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Brayden Willieme player results, scores, news and statistics". Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Promising trio added to Sea Eagles roster". Seaeagles.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  9. ^ "LATE MAIL: Leary out, Horo in". Seaeagles.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  11. ^ Injuries strike as Manly down Newcastle
  12. ^ "PNG stuns Fiji in a thriller". nrl.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  13. ^ Catalans sign Brayden Wiliame

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