Isaac Liu
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Isaac Liu
Isaac "Iceman" Liu
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Personal information
Full nameIsaac Liu
Born (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
PositionLock, Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013- Sydney Roosters 159 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014-15 Samoa 5 1 0 0 4
2017- New Zealand 8 2 0 0 8
As of 7 October 2019
Source: [1]

Isaac Liu (born 26 April 1991) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a lock, prop and second-row forward for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL. He is both a Samoan and New Zealand international.

Background

Liu was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

He played his junior football for the Otahuhu Leopards before moving to Australia as a teen and attending Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast, Queensland.[2] He is of Samoan and Niuean descent.

In 2011, Liu signed with the Sydney Roosters. He played for the Roosters' NYC team in 2011, scoring 2 tries in 19 games.[3]

Playing career

In round 4 of the 2013 NRL season Liu made his NRL debut for the Roosters against the Parramatta Eels in a 50-0 victory at the Sydney Football Stadium. Liu made 15 appearances for the club in his debut season including the 40-14 preliminary final victory over Newcastle but he missed out on selection in the 2013 NRL Grand Final side which defeated Manly-Warringah.[4]

In May 2014, Liu played for Samoa in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International. He made headlines in the match after taking a massive shot by Fijian player Korbin Sims. Liu made 23 appearances for Easts in the 2014 NRL season as the club won the minor premiership. Liu played in the club's preliminary final defeat by South Sydney which ended their premiership defence.[5]

On 7 October 2014, Liu was selected in the Samoan 24 man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series.[6][7]

On 2 May 2015, Liu played for Samoa in the Polynesian Cup against Tonga. In the 2015 NRL season, Liu made 26 appearances as the Sydney Roosters won their third consecutive minor premiership. Liu played in the club's preliminary final loss against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.[8]

On 21 July 2017, Liu played his 100th First grade game against Newcastle, in this game he scored a try as the Roosters won the match 28-4 at the Sydney Football Stadium. Liu made a total of 22 appearances for Easts in the 2017 NRL season as the club finished 2nd on the table and reached the preliminary final before suffering a shock defeat by North Queensland.[9]

On 5 October 2017, Liu was named in New Zealand Rugby League world cup squad.

Liu made 26 appearances for Easts in the 2018 NRL season as they won the minor premiership and reached the 2018 NRL Grand Final against Melbourne. Liu played from the bench as Easts defeated Melbourne 21-6 claiming their 14th premiership.[10] Liu made 24 appearances for the Sydney Roosters in the 2019 NRL season as the club reached the 2019 NRL Grand Final against Canberra. The club would go on to win 14-8 with Liu starting at prop. It was the club's second consecutive premiership victory and Liu's second as a player.[11]

References

  1. ^ Shawn Dollin and Andrew Ferguson (25 October 2015). "Isaac Lui". rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. ^ "Does Keerba Parks Footy Program Work? Here's Proof!". Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ [1] Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Sydney Roosters surge past Knights and into grand final". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Sydney Roosters 32-22 in NRL preliminary final at Sydney's Olympic stadium". ABC.
  6. ^ "Toa Samoa name Four Nations squad". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com.
  7. ^ "Toa Samoa name Four Nations squad". NRL - Zero Tackle. Archived from the original on 2016-02-03.
  8. ^ "Brisbane win through to NRL grand final - as it happened". The Guardian.
  9. ^ "North Queensland Cowboys in another NRL grand final after beating Sydney Roosters 29-16 at SFS". ABC.
  10. ^ "NRL grand final 2018: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm - as it happened". The Guardian.
  11. ^ "Sydney Roosters beat Canberra Raiders to win NRL Grand Final". BBC.

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