7. Thomas Leuluai

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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
League Leaders’ Shield: 2010, 2012
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 2020 squad as he enters his 10th 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 won 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.
  • In 2019, he played 32 games under Adrian Lam, scoring five tries.

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