Maurie Fa asavalu

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
12-01-1980
N/A
06-01-2004
Apia RU, Western Samoa
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-04-2004 v Castleford Tigers
Leeds Rhinos
201- Harlequins RU
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2004-2010
163 (157)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
39
0
0
156

BIOGRAPHY

Despite his quiet demeanour off the field, Maurie was a fearsome player on it with a devastatingly powerful running style that was honed playing for Samoa in Rugby Union Sevens. His career really took off with the arrival of coach Daniel Anderson who challenged Maurie to fulfil his potential in the game. Maurie possessed great strength and speed for such a big athlete and the Saints used him as an impact interchange, a role which he undertook to great effect. He also developed a superb offload pass as he was being tackled. Supporters would love to see the determination of the player as he eyed the stripe on one of his thundering runs. In so doing he had scored 35 tries by July 2009 including braces against Batley, Doncaster and Huddersfield Giants. Some of which, to the delight of Saints fans, have seen regular reprisals of his inimitable try celebrations.

The 2005 season realised a stronger Saints side as they progressed to finish on top of the league ladder under the astute coaching of Daniel Anderson. Maurie notched up 25 appearances for the season. He also revelled in the 75 points to nil thrashing of Wigan in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup, helping himself to a couple of tries in a man of the match performance. The season ended in disappointment for Maurie and the boys as key injuries at the tail end of the season dented their hopes of appearing in a Grand Final.

The 2006 season brought the rewards for Maurie as the team swept the board to win all the honours and Maurie played an important role in the victories over Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup Final and the Grand Final win over Hull FC.

The August 2007 bank holiday saw the Challenge Cup Final return to the Wembley stadium with Maurie part of the team who lifted the cup again for the second year in succession as victory over Catalans Dragons was secured. The Saints finished top of the league pile again that season for the third time in a row. Another clean sweep that year was prevented by a top performance from Leeds in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

In 2008 Maurie seemed to raise his energy levels again at the start of the season only to have his hopes dashed by injuries as his appearances were restricted to just 20 games in the campaign. The season traced a similar pattern to the previous campaign as the Saints finished top of the league for a fourth time under Daniel Anderson, Maurie gained his third Challenge Cup winners medal as the Saints overcame Hull FC at Wembley before falling to Leeds in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

On the international scene Maurie made a try-scoring debut for Great Britain in the 2007 Test Series against New Zealand and played in the 2008 World Cup.

The 2009 season proved to be a roller coaster season for the Saints. The ride however, ultimately ended in disappointment as the Saints trophy cabinet was laid bare for the first time since the 2003 campaign. Some sparkling performances were punctuated with below par matches as the club shaped a new team for the future and youth was given its head. Maurie made his 150th appearance for the club in the 2009 Grand Fianl.

Maurie left some great memories behind at Knowsley Road when he joined Harlequins RU team in 2010.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2004 2 0 0 17
2005 3 0 0 25
200610 0 0 28
2007 9 0 0 30
20087 0 0 24
2009 4 0 0 27
2010 4 0 0 13
TOTALS:39 0 0 164
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20040003
20050002
2006 0001
20080001
2009 0002
2010 1002
TOTALS:10011

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
11th Jan 2004 W 12 Barrow* Fr 2004 A 38 20 VIEW
6th Feb 2004 W 19 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004 W 19 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 VIEW
13th Mar 2004 W 17 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 2004 H 24 14 Y VIEW
2nd Apr 2004 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 A 22 14 VIEW
12th Apr 2004 L 13 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 A 8 54 VIEW
16th Apr 2004 W 14 Salford City Reds SL 2004 H 40 4 1 VIEW
30th Apr 2004 W 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 56 10 VIEW
7th May 2004 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 H 26 20 VIEW
4th Jun 2004 L 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004 W 15 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 H 52 8 VIEW
18th Jun 2004 W 16 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 H 28 8 1 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004 L 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 A 22 41 VIEW
7th Jul 2004 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004 W 15 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004 L 15 Hull FC SL 2004 A 6 34 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004 L 12 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 VIEW
17th Sep 2004 L 8 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 A 24 64 VIEW
26th Dec 2004 W 19 Leigh Centurions * Fr 2005 H 17 16 VIEW
20th Jan 2005 W 12 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 VIEW
4th Mar 2005 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 VIEW
28th Mar 2005 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 34 27 VIEW
3rd Apr 2005 W 16 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 2005 A 26 22 VIEW
8th Apr 2005 W 16 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 H 60 16 VIEW
16th Apr 2005 W 16 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 VIEW
24th Apr 2005 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 VIEW
6th May 2005 W 16 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 VIEW
13th May 2005 L 16 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 1 VIEW
21st May 2005 W 8 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 VIEW
27th May 2005 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 H 38 24 VIEW
4th Jun 2005 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 A 66 4 VIEW
10th Jun 2005 W 16 Salford City Reds SL 2005 A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005 D 16 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 VIEW
8th Jul 2005 W 16 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 VIEW
15th Jul 2005 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 VIEW
22nd Jul 2005 W 15 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 27 20 VIEW
30th Jul 2005 L 16 Hull FC PCCSF 2005 N 8 34 VIEW
5th Aug 2005 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 VIEW
12th Aug 2005 W 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 60 4 VIEW
20th Aug 2005 W 16 London Broncos SL 2005 H 50 4 VIEW
4th Sep 2005 W 16 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2005 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 1 VIEW
17th Sep 2005 L 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005 L 16 Bradford Bulls SLEF 2005 H 18 23 VIEW
28th Jan 2006 W 18 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2006 A 70 6 VIEW
11th Feb 2006 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2006 A 40 16 VIEW
17th Feb 2006 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 H 44 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 2006 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 13 4 VIEW
3rd Mar 2006 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 18 10 VIEW
12th Mar 2006 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 18 16 1 VIEW
17th Mar 2006 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2006 H 38 16 VIEW
24th Mar 2006 W 16 Hull FC SL 2006 A 46 0 VIEW
31st Mar 2006 W 10 Doncaster Lakers PCC4 2006 H 56 6 2 VIEW
7th Apr 2006 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 16 6 VIEW
14th Apr 2006 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 H 48 10 VIEW
17th Apr 2006 W 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2006 A 34 20 1 VIEW
6th May 2006 L 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 A 16 19 VIEW
27th May 2006 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2006 A 28 14 VIEW
3rd Jun 2006 W 16 Catalan Dragons PCC6 2006 H 56 10 VIEW
8th Jun 2006 L 17 Hull FC SL 2006 H 26 27 VIEW
2nd Jul 2006 W 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 A 52 36 1 VIEW
7th Jul 2006 W 14 Catalan Dragons SL 2006 H 52 26 VIEW
14th Jul 2006 W 17 Harlequins RL SL 2006 H 30 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2006 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 A 18 14 1 VIEW
29th Jul 2006 W 17 Hull Kingston Rovers PCCSF 2006 N 50 0 VIEW
4th Aug 2006 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2006 H 56 8 1 VIEW
13th Aug 2006 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2006 A 72 4 1 VIEW
26th Aug 2006 W 17 Huddersfield Giants PCCF 2006 N 42 12 1 VIEW
1st Sep 2006 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2006 H 34 12 VIEW
9th Sep 2006 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2006 H 54 18 VIEW
17th Sep 2006 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 2006 A 38 30 VIEW
29th Sep 2006 W 17 Hull FC SLPOQF 2006 H 12 8 VIEW
14th Oct 2006 W 17 Hull FC SLGF 2006 N 26 4 VIEW
4th Feb 2007 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 L 17 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 6 14 VIEW
18th Feb 2007 L 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 A 22 29 VIEW
9th Mar 2007 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 48 12 VIEW
17th Mar 2007 L 16 Hull FC SL 2007 A 12 24 VIEW
23rd Mar 2007 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 H 42 14 1 VIEW
30th Mar 2007 W 16 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 2007 H 78 14 2 VIEW
6th Apr 2007 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007 W 16 Salford City Reds SL 2007 H 48 4 1 VIEW
13th Apr 2007 W 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 H 53 10 1 VIEW
21st Apr 2007 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 A 19 38 VIEW
29th Apr 2007 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2007 A 44 6 VIEW
5th May 2007 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 N 34 18 VIEW
11th May 2007 W 16 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 2007 N 70 10 1 VIEW
18th May 2007 W 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 H 34 14 VIEW
28th May 2007 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 40 12 1 VIEW
9th Jun 2007 W 16 Warrington Wolves CCC6 2007 H 25 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2007 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 A 40 0 VIEW
30th Jun 2007 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 H 54 4 1 VIEW
6th Jul 2007 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007 L 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 A 4 10 VIEW
20th Jul 2007 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007 W 16 Bradford Bulls CCCSF 2007 N 35 14 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007 W 16 Hull FC SL 2007 H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007 L 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 A 0 21 VIEW
25th Aug 2007 W 16 Catalans Dragons CCCF 2007 N 30 8 VIEW
31st Aug 2007 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 32 10 VIEW
7th Sep 2007 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007 L 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 12 20 VIEW
13th Oct 2007 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2007 N 6 33 VIEW
2nd Feb 2008 W 26 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2008 H 38 22 VIEW
10th Feb 2008 L 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 A 22 24 VIEW
15th Mar 2008 L 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 46 10 VIEW
24th Mar 2008 L 8 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 H 10 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2008 L 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 A 24 30 1 VIEW
11th Apr 2008 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2008 H 58 12 VIEW
20th Apr 2008 W 16 London Skolars CCC4 2008 H 56 0 VIEW
25th Apr 2008 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 A 30 22 VIEW
10th May 2008 W 16 Warrington Wolves CCC5 2008 H 40 34 VIEW
25th May 2008 W 16 Hull FC SL 2008 A 16 8 VIEW
1st Jun 2008 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers CCC6 2008 A 24 18 1 VIEW
6th Jun 2008 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 H 52 10 1 VIEW
13th Jun 2008 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2008 H 58 20 1 VIEW
20th Jun 2008 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 A 26 12 1 VIEW
29th Jun 2008 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 H 46 16 2 VIEW
5th Jul 2008 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2008 A 54 0 VIEW
11th Jul 2008 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 H 68 12 VIEW
18th Jul 2008 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 A 46 12 VIEW
26th Jul 2008 W 16 Leeds Rhinos CCCSF 2008 N 26 16 VIEW
30th Aug 2008 W 16 Hull FC CCCF 2008 N 28 16 VIEW
5th Sep 2008 D 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 16 16 VIEW
19th Sep 2008 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2008 H 38 10 VIEW
4th Oct 2008 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2008 N 16 24 VIEW
18th Jan 2009 W 20 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2009 H 26 22 VIEW
1st Feb 2009 W 17 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2009 A 54 6 VIEW
13th Feb 2009 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2009 H 26 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 2009 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2009 A 23 6 VIEW
27th Feb 2009 L 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2009 H 19 20 VIEW
7th Mar 2009 W 16 Celtic Crusaders SL 2009 A 4 0 VIEW
20th Mar 2009 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2009 H 26 18 VIEW
27th Mar 2009 W 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2009 A 42 18 VIEW
5th Apr 2009 W 16 Leeds Rhinos CCC4 2009 A 22 18 VIEW
9th Apr 2009 W 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 A 19 12 VIEW
13th Apr 2009 W 17 Hull FC SL 2009 H 44 22 VIEW
19th Apr 2009 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2009 A 68 22 1 VIEW
24th Apr 2009 L 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2009 H 30 34 VIEW
2nd May 2009 L 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 N 18 38 VIEW
10th May 2009 W 16 Catalans Dragons CCC5 2009 H 42 8 VIEW
16th May 2009 W 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2009 A 32 28 VIEW
22nd May 2009 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2009 H 22 12 VIEW
30th May 2009 W 17 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 2009 A 66 6 1 VIEW
5th Jun 2009 W 16 Hull FC SL 2009 A 30 6 1 VIEW
12th Jun 2009 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2009 H 50 10 VIEW
21st Jun 2009 W 17 Bradford Bulls SL 2009 A 44 18 1 VIEW
26th Jun 2009 W 17 Celtic Crusaders SL 2009 H 30 0 VIEW
3rd Jul 2009 L 15 Salford City Reds SL 2009 A 10 20 VIEW
11th Jul 2009 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2009 A 40 26 VIEW
4th Sep 2009 L 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2009 A 10 18 VIEW
11th Sep 2009 L 17 Catalans Dragons SL 2009 H 12 24 VIEW
19th Sep 2009 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SLQPO2 2009 H 15 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 2009 W 17 Wigan Warriors SLQSF2 2009 H 14 10 VIEW
10th Oct 2009 L 17 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2009 N 10 18 VIEW
19th Jan 2010 W 8 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2010 A 42 26 VIEW
22nd Jan 2010 W 14 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 1 VIEW
6th Feb 2010 L 16 Hull FC SL 2010 H 12 32 VIEW
14th Feb 2010 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2010 A 38 6 VIEW
20th Feb 2010 W 16 Catalans Dragons SL 2010 A 42 12 1 VIEW
26th Feb 2010 W 16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2010 H 22 16 VIEW
7th Mar 2010 L 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2010 A 24 28 VIEW
12th Mar 2010 W 16 Crusaders SL 2010 H 37 30 VIEW
19th Mar 2010 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2010 H 28 18 VIEW
28th Mar 2010 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 2010 A 24 6 VIEW
2nd Apr 2010 L 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2010 H 10 18 VIEW
5th Apr 2010 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2010 A 52 18 1 VIEW
10th Apr 2010 W 16 Harlequins RL SL 2010 A 32 24 VIEW
17th Apr 2010 W 16 Toulouse Olympique RLCC4 2010 H 56 16 2 VIEW
24th Apr 2010 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2010 H 41 20 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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