Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (born 16 February 2000) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL.

Tino Faasuamaleaui
Personal information
Full nameTino Fa'asuamaleaui
Born (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Height197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Playing information
PositionSecond-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2019– Melbourne Storm 5 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2019 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 0 0 0
2019 Samoa 1 0 0 0 0
As of 10 November 2019
Source: [1]

He has also played for the Prime Minister's XIII.

Background

Fa'asuamaleaui was born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia and is of Samoan descent. His father, Fereti, was contracted to the Sydney City Roosters and played reserve grade for them in the mid-90's.[2]

He played his junior rugby league for the Gympie Devils.

Fa'asuamaleaui was raised in Widgee, Queensland, where he attended James Nash State High School, before being signed by the Brisbane Broncos as a teenager.[3]

Playing career

Early career

In 2016, Fa'asuamaleaui played for the Central Crows in the Cyril Connell Cup and was selected to represent the Queensland under-16 side.[4]

In 2017, after starting the season with the Sunshine Coast Falcons Mal Meninga Cup side, he signed with the Melbourne Storm, playing for their NYC side.[5][6] In June, he was selected for the Queensland under-18 side[7]

In 2018, Fa'asuamaleaui began the season playing for the Storm's Queensland Cup feeder side, the Sunshine Coast Falcons, before switching to the club's other feeder, the Easts Tigers, midway through the year.[8] In June, he was again selected for the Queensland under-18 side.[9] In July, he came off the bench in the Queensland under-20's first ever win over New South Wales.[10] In October, he scored two tries in the Junior Kangaroos 40–24 win over the Junior Kiwis.[11]

2019

In Round 16 of the 2019 NRL season, Fa'asuamaleaui made his NRL debut for Melbourne Storm against the Dragons.[12] On 7 October, Fa’asuamaleaui was named on the bench for the U23 Junior Australian side. He then followed up by making his international test debut for Toa Samoa.

References

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