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Liligiifo Sao (born 11 October 1992) is a Samoa international rugby league footballer who plays as a loose forward and prop for Hull F.C. in the Betfred Super League.

Sao previously played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

Background

Sao was born in Auckland, New Zealand and is of Samoan descent.

He played his junior football for the Manurewa Marlins in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

Playing career

He was then signed by the New Zealand Warriors, playing in the 2012 Toyota Cup for the Junior Warriors.

In 2013, Sao signed with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Sao played in both the 2013 Holden Cup and the 2013 NSW Cup before making his first grade debut on 15 July 2013 against the North Queensland Cowboys.[5]

On 22 July 2015, three days before they were due to play Manly in Auckland, the Warriors announced that they had signed Sao for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.[6]

He joined Super League side Hull F.C. for the 2020 season. Sao played 16 games for Hull F.C. in the 2020 Super League season including the club's semi-final defeat against Wigan.[7]

References

  1. ^ "NRL Rd 8 - Storm v Sea Eagles Photos and Images". Getty Images. 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  2. ^ "Photo Gallery Rd 15 v Wests Tigers". Sea Eagles. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ loverugbyleague
  5. ^ a b "Ligi Sao - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1992-10-11. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  6. ^ "PLAYER SIGNING | Sao coming home - Warriors". Warriors.kiwi. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  7. ^ "Wigan Warriors v Hull FC highlights as FC struggle to find play-off form in one-sided defeat". www.hulldailymail.co.uk.Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

    Sao was born in Auckland, New Zealand and is of Samoan descent.

    He played his junior football for the Manurewa Marlins in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

    Playing career

    He was then signed by the New Zealand Warriors, playing in the 2012 Toyota Cup for the Junior Warriors.

    In 2013, Sao signed with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Sao played in both the 2013 Holden Cup and the 2013 NSW Cup before making his first grade debut on 15 July 2013 against the He played his junior football for the Manurewa Marlins in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

    He was then signed by the New Zealand Warriors, playing in the 2012 Toyota Cup for the Junior Warriors.

    In 2013, Sao signed with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Sao played in both the 2013 Holden Cup and the 2013 In 2013, Sao signed with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Sao played in both the 2013 Holden Cup and the 2013 NSW Cup before making his first grade debut on 15 July 2013 against the North Queensland Cowboys.[5]

    On 22 July 2015, three days before they were due to play Manly in Auckland, the Warriors announced that they had signed Sao for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.[6]

    He joined Super League side Hull F.C. for the 2020 season. Sao played 16 games for Hull F.C. in the 2020 Super League season including the club's semi-final defeat against Wigan.[7]

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