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Jacob Saifiti

Prop

Knights

Player Bio

Height:
195 cm
Weight:
114 kg
Age:
24
Date of Birth:
01 May 1996
Birthplace:
Newcastle, NSW
Nickname:
JSaf
Debut Club:
Newcastle Knights
Opposition:
Gold Coast Titans
Date:
06 March 2016
Round:
1
Previous Club:
-
Junior Club:
The Entrance Tigers
Biography:

One of the twin towers that make up the Saifiti brothers, Jacob has had an injury-riddled two seasons.

After a stellar rookie season in 2016 and rock solid 2017, a shoulder injury kept him out of action in 2018, while a broken leg suffered in the pre-season saw him struggle for game time last year.

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 2020, 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.

ABOUT ME...

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

Career

Appearances
62
Tries
4

2020 Season

Appearances
8

Scoring

Tries
1

Attack

Tackle Breaks
11
Average Hit Ups
9.4
Post Contact Metres
339.8

Passing

Offloads
1

Defence

Tackles Made
208
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
116
Total Running Metres
927

Fantasy

Total Points
316
Average Points
39.5

2020 Season - By Round

2020 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 Warriors Won 20 - 0 Interchange 40 - - - - - 1 34 - 14 22 2 117 91 25
2 Wests Tigers Won 24 - 42 Interchange 34 - - - - - 2 47 - 10 17 1 143 87 55
3 Panthers Drawn 14 - 14 Interchange 42 1 - 4 - 1 3 43 - 16 38 1 125 110 9
4 Raiders Won 18 - 34 Interchange 36 - - - - - 1 44 - 11 18 - 119 92 26
5 Storm Lost 12 - 26 Interchange 30 - - - - - - 22 - 6 24 4 52 47 -
6 Broncos Won 27 - 6 Interchange 51 - - - - - 3 54 - 14 24 2 133 89 43
7 Cowboys Lost 32 - 20 Interchange 35 - - - - - 1 47 - 13 17 2 127 107 19
8 Sea Eagles Won 12 - 14 Interchange 61 - - - - - - 48 1 12 48 1 110 80 30

Career By Season

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
Knights 2016 18 1 16 1 6% 2 - 8 38 2.13 18 451 4 465 43 1,417 78.72 114 566 31.0
Knights 2017 21 5 16 - 24% 1 - 4 - - 14 656 2 411 39 1,723 82.08 357 521 24.0
Knights 2018 8 3 5 - 38% - - - - - 2 141 - 122 8 416 52.00 124 148 18.0
Knights 2019 7 2 5 - 29% - - - - - 1 123 - 109 7 347 49.59 118 124 17.7
Knights 2020 8 5 2 1 63% 1 - 4 - - 11 340 1 208 13 927 115.99 210 316 39.5

Career Overall

Career Overall
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
Knights 2016 2020 62 16 44 2 - 4 - 16 38 0.62 46 1,711 7 1,315 110 4,832 77.00 926 1,663 26.8

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