One of the twin towers that make up the Saifiti brothers, Jacob launched into Origin contention in the 2020 season.
In 2017, Saifiti represented Fiji at both the Pacific Test in May and the World Cup at season’s end. He played in all matches, including Fiji’s quarter final.
Signed until the end of 2022, Saifiti’s sheer size and athleticism make him a difficult proposition for the opposition to tackle and alongside his brother, they’re an imposing force up front.
His form in 2020 was outstanding, leading the Knights pack while brother Daniel was out injured mid-year.
Should he pick up where he left off in 2020, Saifiti will be a player to watch in 2021.
Who am I ... Jacob Saifiti
Who is most important to me ... My brother and my partner
Greatest off-field achievement ... I just bought a puppy, and I bought a house too, but I put the dog before the house
Something you wouldn’t know about me is… I love fishing
I’d be lost without... My partner
What I love most about living in Newcastle... It’s so relaxed, I’m from the Central Coast so it’s an hour down the road
I grew up ... Central Coast
People would describe me as ... Laid-back
As a kid my hero was ... Petro Civoniceva and Sam Burgess
They were my hero because... Just warriors, tough
The last book I read was... The Subtle Art
My favourite song to listen to on game day is ... Lay Down by Touch Sensitive
My favourite thing to do in Newcastle is ... At the moment, taking the dogs for a walk
My greatest on field moment... In 2017 World Cup playing for Fiji we beat New Zealand, and made it to the semi-finals, unfortunately got touched up by Australia but that win against New Zealand was something special
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2021 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|1||Bulldogs||Won||32 - 16||Interchange||32||-||-||-||-||-||-||26||-||8||17||2||80||29||51|
|2||Warriors||Won||16 - 20||Interchange||46||-||-||-||-||-||3||46||-||12||36||2||117||93||23|
|3||Wests Tigers||Lost||20 - 24||Interchange||3||-||-||-||-||-||-||5||-||2||1||-||14||14||-|
|4||Dragons||Lost||13 - 22||Interchange||58||-||-||-||-||-||-||35||-||10||31||4||77||64||13|
|6||Sharks||Won||26 - 22||Interchange||38||-||-||-||-||-||2||33||-||12||28||1||98||98||-|
|7||Panthers||Lost||24 - 6||Interchange||42||-||-||-||-||-||-||31||-||9||33||1||87||64||23|
|8||Roosters||Lost||4 - 38||Interchange||29||-||-||-||-||-||-||19||-||6||16||-||62||37||24|
|9||Raiders||Won||16 - 24||Interchange||30||-||-||-||-||-||-||25||-||5||25||1||58||47||11|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|