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Daejarn Asi
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Christchurch, New Zealand
97 kg
  1. New Zealand
Junior Club
Aranui Eagles
Signed From
North Queensland Cowboys
  1. Centre
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Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Asi is of Samoan (Solosolo and Afega), Māori (Ngāi Tahu and Tuhoe) and English descent. He played his junior rugby league for the Aranui Eagles before moving to Australia.

In Australia, he played his junior rugby league for the Nerang Roosters and Ormeau Shearers. Asi attended Keebra Park State High School and later Brisbane Grammar School before being signed by the North Queensland Cowboys.

In 2016, Asi played for Gold Coast Green in the Cyril Connell Cup. In 2018, he played for the Norths Devils in the Mal Meninga Cup.

In 2019, Asi moved to Townsville, where he played for the Townsville Blackhawks in the Hastings Deering Colts. Later that season, he made his debut for the Blackhawks' Queensland Cup side.

In January, Asi was a member of the Queensland under-20 Emerging Origin squad.[9] In February, he re-signed with the Cowboys on a three-year deal.

In Round 10 of the 2020 NRL season, Asi made his NRL debut, starting at five-eighth and scoring a try against the Penrith Panthers. Asi played five games in his rookie season, missing time due to minor knee injuries.

On 20 February, Asi represented the Māori All Stars, coming off the bench in their 10-all draw with the Indigenous All Stars.

Asi began the 2021 season playing for the Blackhawks before making a mid-season switch to the Mackay Cutters.[14] He returned to first grade in Round 17, starting at fullback in a loss to the 46–18 loss to the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He played five games for the Cowboys in 2021, starting three at centre.

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