Jayson Bukuya

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Jayson Bukuya
Jayson Bukuya (10 November 2008).jpg
Bukuya at the 2008 RLWC
Personal information
Born (1989-04-21) 21 April 1989 (age 28)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–13 Cronulla Sharks 59 13 0 0 52
2014 New Zealand Warriors 18 2 0 0 8
2015– Cronulla Sharks 72 9 0 0 36
Total 149 24 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–15 Fiji 10 3 0 0 12
As of 26 July 2016
Source: [1]

Jayson Bukuya (born 21 April 1989) is an Indo-Fijian Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks of the National Rugby League. He plays as a lock or in the second-row. Bukuya was part of the Cronulla team that won their maiden premiership title in the 2016 season.

Background

Born in Brisbane, Bukuya attended Sandgate District State High School, he was also a Aspley and Norths Brisbane junior [2]. Bukuya is of Fijian and Indian descent.

Playing career

2008-13

Bukuya made his National Rugby League debut for the Cronulla Sharks in 2008. Bukuya played all 4 games for Fiji at the 2008 World Cup, and was again named in the Fiji squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.[3] During his first stint with the Sharks, Bukuya played in 59 NRL games, and scored 13 tries.

2014

He joined the New Zealand Warriors for the 2014 season. He finished off the year playing 18 NRL games and scoring 2 tries. On 1 November 2014, Bukuya was released from his Warriors' contract on compassionate grounds to return to Sydney.[4]

2015-present

On 11 November 2014, Bukuya signed a two-year deal to rejoin the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[5] In 2016, he was a part of the Sharks maiden premiership winning grand final team.

References

  1. ^ Jason Bukuya Rugby League Project
  2. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/cronulla-forward-jayson-bukuya-in-frame-for-queensland-emerging-origin-spot/news-story/3894ce5a5093f35d5db0a4f56956203c?sv=5bc9d9060e90628d9f7c9cfa4f2593a0
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  4. ^ Media, NRL Digital. "Vodafone Warriors sign Thompson". 
  5. ^ "Bukuya returns to Sharks on two-year deal". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com. 

External links

  • Cronulla Sharks profile
  • League Central profile
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