Auckland, New Zealand
Former professional Rugby League player and former Captain of the South Sydney Rabbitoh’s in Australia. Asotasi has also represented the New Zealand Kiwi team in 24 Test matches from 2004-2008.
SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Asotasi signed with the Bulldogs club in 2000, and made his debut in the NRL against Canberra Raiders in 2002. In 2004, he started the season in the NRL and played every game of the season including the Premiership winning game against the Roosters.
In 2005, Asotasi played every match of the season before his sequence of 74 consecutive games was interrupted in 2006, when he was injured just before the Finals, but returned to play in the Preliminary Final against Brisbane.
At the start of the 2007 NRL season, Asotasi was signed to the South Sydney Rabbitoh’s, where he played a major part in helping the Rabbitoh’s to their first finals appearance in over 2 decades by finishing in seventh position. That year, Asotasi was awarded the George Piggins Medal as the club’s best and fairest player for the season. He was also named the New Zealand Rugby League’s player of the year in 2007.
- Winner of Dally M Awards – Prop of the Year 2006
- Nominated in the Dally M Awards – Prop of the Year 2007
- Awarded the South Sydney club’s George Piggins Medal in 2007
- Named the New Zealand Rugby League player of the Year in 2007