7. Thomas Leuluai

Half back

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Player Profile


Position: Scrum half / hooker
Date of birth: 22/06/1985
Heritage number: 997
Height: 5ft 8
Weight: 91.4kg
Previous club: New Zealand Warriors
Representative honours: New Zealand
Wigan Debut: vs Warrington Wolves (H), scrum half, lost 10-16 at DW Stadium, 08/02/2007


World Club Challenge: 2017
Super League: 2010, 2018 GFs
Challenge Cup: 2011, 2022
League Leaders’ Shield: 2010, 2012, 2020
Harry Sunderland Trophy: 2010
World Cup Winner: 2008
Four Nations Winner: 2010


Renowned for a huge hit, Kiwi Tommy Leuluai is one of Wigan’s most experienced players in the 2022 squad as he enters his 12th year with the Warriors.

  • Tommy is the son of former Hull FC and New Zealand player James Leuluai.
  • He made his NRL debut for New Zealand Warriors in May 2003, becoming the youngest player to ever play for the Club.
  • He made his debut for the Kiwis aged just 18 in 2003, becoming the second youngest player to represent New Zealand.
  • Leuluai joined London Broncos (formally known as Harlequins RL) in 2005, making 40 appearances for the Club.
  • The half back signed for Wigan ahead of the 2007 season
  • He won the 2010 League Leaders’ Shield and the 2010 Grand Final with the Warriors.
  • Leuluai is a Harry Sunderland Trophy Winner for his Man of the Match performance in the 2010 Grand Final against St Helens.
  • Leuluai scored a crucial try in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final win over Leeds
  • He helped Wigan to the League Leaders’ Shield in his final year at the Club in 2012, having played 189 games and amassing 60 tries
  • He re-joined New Zealand Warriors in 2013 and stayed there for four years, playing 64 games
  • The scrum half returned to Wigan in 2017 and helped the Club win the World Club Challenge against Cronulla Sharks.
  • He scored the first try in the 14-0 Super League Semi-Final win over Castleford in 2018 and claimed his second Grand Final Winners ring after the victory against Warrington Wolves.
  • In 2019, he played 32 games under Adrian Lam, scoring five tries.
  • 2020 proved another exemplary season for the evergreen Kiwi, appearing 19 times and scoring one try. In the absence of Club skipper Sean O’Loughlin, Leuluai captained the side to their 2020 League Leaders’ Shield victory.
  • Leuluai played 13 games for the Warriors in 2021 but a hamstring injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season.
  • The 36-year old triggered a one-year contract extension to see him enter his 12th season with the Cherry & Whites into 2022.
  • In May 2022, Tommy returned from injury to play in the Challenge Cup Final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, his second Challenge Cup win.

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