Arana Taumata


Arana Taumata

Infobox rugby league biography
playername = Arana Taumata
fullname = Arana Taumata


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position = Five-eighth / Half-back
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dateofbirth = birth date and age|1989|4|15|df=yes
placeofbirth = flagicon|NZL Wellington
countryofbirth = New Zealand
height = convert|180|cm|ftin|abbr=on
weight = convert|87|kg|stlb|abbr=on
club1 = leagueicon|Bulldogs|size=16 Bulldogs
year1start = 2008
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appearances1 = 5
tries1 = 3
goals1 = 0
fieldgoals1 = 0
points1 = 12
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Arana Taumata born 15 April 1989 in Wellington, New Zealand is a New Zealand rugby league player. He played five games for the Bulldogs in the 2008 National Rugby League Season before his contract was terminated for an off-field indiscretion.cite web|url=http://www.nrllive.com.au/2009-nrl-player-movements/|title=2009 NRL Player Movements|publisher=NRL Live|date=2008-10-04|accessdate=2008-10-04] He plays as a five-eighth.

He will join the Melbourne Storm from the 2009 season.cite web|url=http://www.nrllive.com.au/2009-nrl-player-movements/|title=2009 NRL Player Movements|publisher=NRL Live|date=2008-10-04|accessdate=2008-10-04]

Taumata made his first grade debut for the Bulldogs in Round 16, 2008, against his former club, the Sydney Roosters. Taumata is known for his skillfull footwork and blistering speed and scored a try in each of his first three games, all of them being individual efforts.

On the 31st of July, 2008, it was reporteded that Taumata's contract had been terminated by the Bulldogs. This was due to an off-field incident several weeks prior in which he had broken another man's jaw. [cite web | title=Bulldogs sack young halfback Taumata|url=http://www.nrl.com/News/Latest/tabid/10244/default.aspx?id=52214/| accessdate=2008-07-31 ] The Bulldogs had a clause in place in Taumata's contract, whereby any misbehaviour would result in his sacking. This incident, his subsequent sacking as well as his history of poor behaviour also put a stop to what was an almost certain contract with the Newcastle Knights for 2009 and beyond. [cite web | title=Knights not interested in signing Arana Taumata|url=http://theherald.yourguide.com.au/news/local/sport/afl/knights-not-interested-in-signing-arana-taumata/1232036.aspx/| accessdate=2008-08-04 ]

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Arana Taumata born 15 April 1989 in Wellington, New Zealand is a New Zealand rugby league player. He played five games for the Bulldogs in the 2008 National Rugby League Season before his contract was terminated for an off-field indiscretion. He plays as a five-eighth. Taumata made his first grade debut for the Bulldogs in Round 16, 2008, against his former club, the Sydney Roosters. Taumata is known for his skillfull footwork and blistering speed and scored a try in each of his first three games, all of them being individual efforts.

On the 31st of July, 2008, it was reporteded that Taumata's contract had been terminated by the Bulldogs. This was due to an off-field incident several weeks prior in which he had broken another man's jaw. [1] The Bulldogs had a clause in place in Taumata's contract, whereby any misbehaviour would result in his sacking. This incident, his subsequent sacking as well as his history of poor behaviour also put a stop to what was an almost certain contract with the Newcastle Knights for 2009 and beyond. [2] He Also has 7 siblings Te Kahureremoa,Oriwia,Patrick,Amiria,Manahi,Daniel and Tumanako!

References

External links

* [http://www.bulldogs.com.au/main.php?page=player&id=764&grade=tc Bulldogs profile]


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