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Jamahl Lolesi

Jamahl Lolesi
Personal information
Full name Jamahl Edward Lolesi[1]
Nickname Jammer the Hammer, Jamaal
Born (1981-03-20) 20 March 1981 (age 33)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 15 st 2 lb (96 kg)
Position Centre, Second-row, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–03 Canberra Raiders 68 32 0 0 128
2004–05 Bulldogs 44 20 0 0 80
2006 Wests Tigers 22 1 0 0 4
2007–11 Huddersfield Giants 96 34 0 0 136
Total 230 87 0 0 348
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–05 New Zealand 2 0 2 0 4
Source: Rugby League Project
Jamahl Lolesi (born 20 March 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s. A New Zealand and Samoa international representative three-quarter back, he has previously played for Wests Tigers, Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League, and for the Huddersfield Giants of Super League.

Lolesi is of Samoan/Irish background.[2] As 2004 NRL premiers, the Bulldogs faced Super League IX champions, the Leeds Rhinos in the 2005 World Club Challenge. Lolesi played at centre and scored two tries in the Bulldogs' 32-39 loss. Lolesi's first match for the Wests Tigers was the pre-season 2006 World Club Challenge which was lost to Bradford Bulls in England.

On 26 May 2009, Lolesi signed a new two-year contract which will keep him at Huddersfield Giants until the end of the 2011 season.[3]

Before the 2013 Season Jamahl followed Nathan Brown to St Helens RLFC as an Assistant coach where he will work alongside Keiron Cunningham. [4]

Career highlights

  • Junior Club: Southport Tigers
  • Career Stats: 131 career games to date scoring 52 tries
  • Test Stats: 1 test for New Zealand in 2005, scoring 4 points (2 conversions)


External links

  • Jamahl Lolesi Official Player Profile
  • Jamahl Lolesi NRL Player Profile
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