Sam Lisone

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Sam Lisone
Lisone playing for the Warriors in 2014.
Personal information
Born (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 25)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015– New Zealand Warriors 74 1 0 0 4
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–17 Samoa 4 0 0 0 0
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Sam Lisone (born 19 February 1994) is a Samoan international rugby league footballer who plays for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

Early years

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Lisone is of Samoan and New Zealand descent and attended Tangaroa College, while playing his junior rugby league for Otahuhu Leopards.[2] He attended the National Secondary Schools competition in 2011 and was named in the tournament team.[3]

Playing career

Lisone was signed by the New Zealand Warriors in 2012 and played in the Warriors NYC team in 2013 and 2014. He attended an NRL rookie camp on the 24 and 25 November 2012.[4] He played in the 2013 Holden Cup grand final, which the club lost 30-42 to the Penrith Panthers juniors.

In 2014, Lisone also played in the New South Wales Cup for the Warriors and was 18th man for the first grade side on several occasions.[2] He co-captained the Junior Warriors in the 2014 Holden Cup grand final, scoring a try in a 34-32 victory over the Brisbane Broncos juniors. He was named at prop in the Holden Cup team of the year and also won the Warriors NYC Player of the Year and NYC Players’ Player of the Year awards.[5][6] Lisone finished the year co-captaining the Junior Kiwis in a 15-14 defeat of the Junior Kangaroos on 18 October.[7]

Lisone joined the New Zealand Warriors first grade squad for 2015, and was part of the squad for the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[8]

Lisone made his first grade debut on 7 March 2015 against the Newcastle Knights.[9] He made 19 appearances for the Warriors in 2015, while mid-season his contract was extended until the end of 2018.[10]

On 2 May 2015, Lisone played for Samoa against Tonga in the 2015 Polynesian Cup.[11]

On May 2 2016, it was reported five players were stood down from an international test match for mixing prescription drugs with energy drinks on a night out. The recipe of which can emulate the effect of illicit drugs. Lisone was one of the players named who received a fine and was stood down.[12]

On October 8, 2016, Lisone played for Samoa in their historical test match against Fiji in Apia.


  1. ^ "Sam Lisone - Career Stats & Summary". 1994-02-19. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ a b c "Sam Lisone". Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  3. ^ Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Vodafone Warriors RED BALL Awards". Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  6. ^ Steven Russo (2014-09-02). "Holden Cup Team Of The Year Announced". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  7. ^ "Junior Kiwis side to face Kangaroos". 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  8. ^ "League: Warriors confirm nines squad - Sport - NZ Herald News". Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  9. ^ "Two players ruled out". 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Solomone Kata, Tuimoala Lolohea and Sam Lisone all sign contract extensions with the Warriors". The Daily Telegraph. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Representative Round team lists". 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  12. ^ "The 66 scandals in four years that have rocked the NRL". Fox Sports.

External links

  • New Zealand Warriors profile
  • 2017 RLWC profile
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