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Joe Vagana
Big Joe
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
130 kg
New Zealand, Samoa
Current Status
Mentor at Reaches Pacifica Mentoring and owns a hire company
Status Link
Warriors #
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
18th March 1995 vs Illawarra Steelers
Junior Club
Richmond Rovers
Signed From
Richmond Rovers
Wikipedia Page
One of the tallest players to ever represent NZ, forward Joe Vagana represented Western Samoa in 1995’s World Cup before making his Test debut with the Kiwis the following year. He spent six seasons with the Warriors’ after the club’s debut in the ARL, but following the Kiwis’ World Cup campaign in 2000, in which Vagana appeared in 6 matches, he shifted to England and played for the Bradford Bulls. He was a member of the Bradford team which won the English Challenge Cup and Super League grand final in 2003.

  • 1995 - Played for Auckland Warriors, New Zealand
  • 1995 - Western Samoa
  • 1996 - New Zealand Kiwis
  • 2001 - Played for Bradford Bulls, England
  • 2003 - English Challenge Cup winners with Bradford Bulls
  • 2003 - Super League Grand Final Champions with Bradford Bulls

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