Willie Talau

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-01-1976
N/A
17-06-2003
Canterbury Bulldogs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
24-08-2003 v Hull F.C.
Leeds Rhinos
2008- Salford City Reds
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2003-2008
152 (1)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
66
0
0
264

Biography of Willie Talau



HERITAGE NO : 1132
Willie Talau by Alex Service

In just five seasons, Willie Talau won every honour in the English Super League and became one of Saints most decorated centre threequarter in the process. His list of major match achievements mirrors the terrific success of the club during the 'noughties,' with four Challenge Cup victories (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008), a Grand final success (2006), a World Club Challenge triumph (2007), together with his part in winning four consecutive League Leaders Shields (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008). He also played in two Grand final defeats in 2007 and 2008. All in all, a phenomenal record of success for the former Canterbury Bankstown Bulldog who arrived at Knowsley Road at the back end of the 2003 campaign. His debut was from the bench against Hull at the KC Stadium, when the home side ran riot with a 42-18 success. Willie played the last remaining matches of the campaign in the back row. He also has experience of stand-off half with the Bulldogs and New Zealand. It was clear that the team had better things on the horizon and 2004 saw the Saints lift the Challenge Cup against their Old Enemy, Wigan 32-16 in one of the great finals at the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff. Willie scored twice that day and bagan a sequence of scoring tries in major finals which became a bit of a trademark.

He was a tremendously durable footballer, who could provide his winger with try-scoring passes as well as having the power and skill to get himself on the scoresheet with regularity. His defence improved immeasurably in the first two seasons and few relished the task of opposing him. Willie would play almost 30 matches per season and his try-scoring was always in double figures ' a terrific example of sheer consistency at top level. He was also a real tough nut and opponents wound him up at their peril. He would ask questions later!

It is ironic that injury should blight his first season with his new club Salford in 2009. The St.Helens club and its supporters really did get value for money and he was sorely missed after leaving, although Anno Domini was gradually catching up with him.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2003 1 0 0 7
2004 15 0 0 32
200513 0 0 27
200611 0 0 28
200710 0 0 29
200816 0 0 29
TOTALS:66 0 0 152
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20040002
2006 1001
20071001
TOTALS:2004

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
24th Aug 2003 1
L
14 Hull FC SL A 18 42 VIEW
31st Aug 2003 2
W
3 Widnes Vikings SL A 40 4 VIEW
5th Sep 2003 3
L
11 Wigan Warriors SL H 4 28 VIEW
12th Sep 2003 4
L
11 Leeds Rhinos SL A 20 30 VIEW
19th Sep 2003 5
L
11 Bradford Bulls SL H 18 22 VIEW
26th Sep 2003 6
W
11 London Broncos SLEPO H 24 6 1 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003 7
L
11 Wigan Warriors SLESF A 24 40 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 --
W
4 Salford City Reds* Fr H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 --
W
4 Widnes Vikings* Fr H 36 14 VIEW
20th Feb 2004 8
W
4 Hull FC SL H 30 16 1 VIEW
29th Feb 2004 9
W
4 Bradford Bulls PCC4 A 30 10 VIEW
6th Mar 2004 10
W
4 London Broncos SL A 26 12 VIEW
13th Mar 2004 11
W
4 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 H 24 14 1 VIEW
28th Mar 2004 12
W
4 Hull FC PCC6 H 31 26 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004 13
W
4 Castleford Tigers SL A 22 14 VIEW
9th Apr 2004 14
D
4 Wigan Warriors SL H 21 21 1 VIEW
16th Apr 2004 15
W
4 Salford City Reds SL H 40 4 VIEW
25th Apr 2004 16
W
4 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF N 46 6 1 VIEW
30th Apr 2004 17
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SL H 56 10 1 VIEW
7th May 2004 18
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 26 20 1 VIEW
15th May 2004 19
W
4 Wigan Warriors PCCF N 32 16 2 VIEW
22nd May 2004 20
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 50 20 VIEW
29th May 2004 21
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL H 35 30 VIEW
4th Jun 2004 22
L
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004 23
W
4 Castleford Tigers SL H 52 8 VIEW
18th Jun 2004 24
W
4 Widnes Vikings SL A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004 25
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL H 28 8 1 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004 26
L
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 41 1 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 27
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 28
W
4 London Broncos SL H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004 29
L
4 Hull FC SL A 6 34 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 30
L
6 Leeds Rhinos SL A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 31
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 50 10 2 VIEW
8th Aug 2004 32
L
4 Salford City Reds SL A 20 30 VIEW
13th Aug 2004 33
L
4 London Broncos SL H 22 28 1 VIEW
20th Aug 2004 34
L
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 18 27 VIEW
27th Aug 2004 35
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 48 12 2 VIEW
5th Sep 2004 36
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 26 24 VIEW
10th Sep 2004 37
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SL H 19 25 VIEW
17th Sep 2004 38
L
4 Bradford Bulls SL A 24 64 VIEW
25th Sep 2004 39
L
4 Wigan Warriors SLEPO A 12 18 VIEW
11th Feb 2005 40
W
4 Widnes Vikings SL H 40 18 VIEW
18th Feb 2005 41
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SL A 18 30 1 VIEW
25th Feb 2005 42
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 34 24 1 VIEW
4th Mar 2005 43
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 16 VIEW
11th Mar 2005 44
W
4 Salford City Reds SL H 46 12 1 VIEW
19th Mar 2005 45
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 64 16 2 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 46
W
4 London Broncos SL A 30 20 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 47
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL A 36 22 VIEW
21st May 2005 48
W
4 Widnes Vikings SL A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 49
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SL H 38 24 VIEW
4th Jun 2005 50
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL A 66 4 VIEW
10th Jun 2005 51
W
4 Salford City Reds SL A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 52
D
4 London Broncos SL H 28 28 3 VIEW
26th Jun 2005 53
W
4 Wigan Warriors PCC6 H 75 0 1 VIEW
3rd Jul 2005 54
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 38 26 VIEW
8th Jul 2005 55
W
4 Hull FC SL H 18 10 VIEW
15th Jul 2005 56
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL H 40 18 2 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 57
W
4 Leigh Centurions SL A 27 20 VIEW
30th Jul 2005 58
L
4 Hull FC PCCSF N 8 34 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 59
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 10 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 60
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 60 4 VIEW
20th Aug 2005 61
W
4 London Broncos SL H 50 4 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 62
W
4 Leigh Centurions SL A 78 4 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 63
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 38 12 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 64
L
4 Bradford Bulls SL H 18 32 2 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 65
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005 66
L
4 Bradford Bulls SLEF H 18 23 VIEW
28th Jan 2006 --
W
4 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 70 6 1 VIEW
11th Feb 2006 67
W
4 Harlequins RL SL A 40 16 VIEW
17th Feb 2006 68
W
4 Castleford Tigers SL H 44 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 2006 69
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SL H 13 4 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 70
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 10 1 VIEW
12th Mar 2006 71
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 16 VIEW
17th Mar 2006 72
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL H 38 16 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 73
W
4 Hull FC SL A 46 0 VIEW
7th Apr 2006 74
W
4 Harlequins RL SL H 16 6 VIEW
14th Apr 2006 75
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL H 48 10 VIEW
17th Apr 2006 76
W
4 Catalans Dragons SL A 34 20 VIEW
21st Apr 2006 77
W
4 Salford City Reds SL A 12 10 VIEW
28th Apr 2006 78
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 8 VIEW
6th May 2006 79
L
4 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 19 1 VIEW
20th May 2006 80
W
4 Bradford Bulls PCC5 H 42 18 1 VIEW
27th May 2006 81
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 28 14 1 VIEW
3rd Jun 2006 82
W
4 Catalans Dragons PCC6 H 56 10 VIEW
8th Jun 2006 83
L
4 Hull FC SL H 26 27 VIEW
16th Jun 2006 84
L
4 Bradford Bulls SL A 18 20 VIEW
24th Jun 2006 85
W
4 Salford City Reds SL H 28 6 VIEW
2nd Jul 2006 86
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 52 36 VIEW
22nd Jul 2006 87
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SL A 18 14 VIEW
29th Jul 2006 88
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers PCCSF N 50 0 2 VIEW
4th Aug 2006 89
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 56 8 VIEW
13th Aug 2006 90
W
4 Castleford Tigers SL A 72 4 1 VIEW
26th Aug 2006 91
W
4 Huddersfield Giants PCCF N 42 12 1 VIEW
17th Sep 2006 92
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 38 30 1 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 93
W
4 Hull FC SLPOQF H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 94
W
4 Hull FC SLGF N 26 4 1 VIEW
28th Jan 2007 --
W
4 Leigh Centurions* Fr H 40 10 1 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 95
L
4 Harlequins RL SL H 6 14 VIEW
18th Feb 2007 96
L
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 29 VIEW
23rd Feb 2007 97
W
4 Brisbane Broncos WCC N 18 14 VIEW
2nd Mar 2007 98
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL H 34 22 1 VIEW
9th Mar 2007 99
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 48 12 VIEW
6th Apr 2007 100
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007 101
W
4 Salford City Reds SL H 48 4 VIEW
13th Apr 2007 102
W
4 Catalans Dragons SL H 53 10 VIEW
21st Apr 2007 103
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SL A 19 38 VIEW
29th Apr 2007 104
W
4 Harlequins RL SL A 44 6 1 VIEW
5th May 2007 105
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL N 34 18 VIEW
11th May 2007 106
W
4 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 N 70 10 VIEW
18th May 2007 107
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 14 VIEW
1st Jun 2007 108
W
4 Salford City Reds SL H 27 26 1 VIEW
9th Jun 2007 109
W
4 Warrington Wolves CCC6 H 25 14 1 VIEW
17th Jun 2007 110
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 40 0 1 VIEW
30th Jun 2007 111
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 54 4 1 VIEW
6th Jul 2007 112
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007 113
L
4 Bradford Bulls SL A 4 10 1 VIEW
20th Jul 2007 114
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007 115
W
4 Bradford Bulls CCCSF N 35 14 1 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007 116
W
4 Hull FC SL H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007 117
L
4 Catalans Dragons SL A 0 21 VIEW
25th Aug 2007 118
W
4 Catalans Dragons CCCF N 30 8 VIEW
31st Aug 2007 119
W
4 Harlequins RL SL H 32 10 VIEW
7th Sep 2007 120
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007 121
L
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 12 20 1 VIEW
28th Sep 2007 122
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 10 8 VIEW
13th Oct 2007 123
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 6 33 VIEW
22nd Feb 2008 124
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Mar 2008 125
W
4 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 30 VIEW
7th Mar 2008 126
W
4 Hull FC SL H 30 29 1 VIEW
15th Mar 2008 127
L
4 Catalans Dragons SL A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008 128
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL H 46 10 1 VIEW
24th Mar 2008 129
L
4 Huddersfield Giants SL A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008 130
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 14 VIEW
11th Apr 2008 131
W
4 Harlequins RL SL H 58 12 VIEW
20th Apr 2008 132
W
4 London Skolars CCC4 H 56 0 2 VIEW
25th Apr 2008 133
W
4 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 22 VIEW
4th May 2008 134
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL N 57 16 2 VIEW
10th May 2008 135
W
4 Warrington Wolves CCC5 H 40 34 2 VIEW
17th May 2008 136
W
4 Catalans Dragons SL H 28 10 VIEW
25th May 2008 137
W
4 Hull FC SL A 16 8 VIEW
1st Jun 2008 138
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers CCC6 A 24 18 1 VIEW
6th Jun 2008 139
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 52 10 1 VIEW
13th Jun 2008 140
W
4 Bradford Bulls SL H 58 20 VIEW
20th Jun 2008 141
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SL A 26 12 VIEW
29th Jun 2008 142
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL H 46 16 2 VIEW
5th Jul 2008 143
W
4 Harlequins RL SL A 54 0 1 VIEW
11th Jul 2008 144
W
4 Castleford Tigers SL H 68 12 VIEW
18th Jul 2008 145
W
4 Wigan Warriors SL A 46 12 VIEW
26th Jul 2008 146
W
4 Leeds Rhinos CCCSF N 26 16 VIEW
17th Aug 2008 147
W
4 Harlequins RL SL A 32 16 2 VIEW
24th Aug 2008 148
W
4 Huddersfield Giants SL A 40 22 1 VIEW
30th Aug 2008 149
W
4 Hull FC CCCF N 28 16 VIEW
5th Sep 2008 150
D
4 Wigan Warriors SL H 16 16 VIEW
19th Sep 2008 151
W
4 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 38 10 VIEW
4th Oct 2008 152
L
4 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 16 24 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 118 | LOSSES : 35 | DRAWS : 3

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