Justin Olam

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Justin Olam
Personal information
Born (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25)
Gon Village, Sinesine, Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2018– Melbourne Storm 3 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–18 Papua New Guinea 7 5 0 0 20
As of 21 December 2018
Source: [1]

Justin Olam (born 23 December 1993) is a Papua New Guinean professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL. He primarily plays as a centre or winger.

Early life

He started his rugby league career at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology while studying Applied Physics. He then went onto play with the Lae Snax Tigers in the Papua New Guinea National Rugby League.

Playing career


Attracting attention of the PNG Hunters, Olam played for them for one year in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup.[2] He went on to make his international debut for Papua New Guinea Kumuls at the 2016 Pacific Test against Fiji Bati. With a successful 2016 campaign, Olam signed a contract with the Melbourne Storm for the 2017 season in the NRL.[3]


In 2017, he played for Sunshine Coast Falcons awaiting a opportunity to make the Melbourne Storm first grade team. He also continued to represent Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the 2017 Pacific Test & 2017 Rugby League World Cup.


He made his NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm against the Dragons at Jubilee Oval in Round 9 and then played two further games at the end of the season. He continued international represention with the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Pacific Test at Campbelltown Stadium. He has been given another two year contract keeping him at the Storm till the end of the 2020 season.[4]


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ "Justin Olam". Melbourne Storm.
  3. ^ http://www.looppng.com/content/justin-olam-accepts-offer-melbourne-storm
  4. ^ https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/melbourne-storm-resign-five-youngsters-including-nelson-asofasolomona-on-four-year-extension/news-story/bc2ba07e3de948e03675fef0d982bbf0

External links

  • Melbourne Storm profile
  • Storm profile
  • 2017 RLWC profile
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