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Jacob Saifiti

Prop

Knights

Player Bio

Height:
195 cm
Date of Birth:
01 May 1996
Weight:
114 kg
Birthplace:
Newcastle, NSW
Age:
25
Nickname:
JSaf
Debut Club:
Newcastle Knights
Date:
06 March 2016
Opposition:
Gold Coast Titans
Round:
1
Previous Club:
-
Junior Club:
The Entrance Tigers
Biography:

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.

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
83
Tries
6

2021 Season

Appearances
8

Scoring

Tries
0

Attack

Tackle Breaks
5
Average Hit Ups
6.2
Post Contact Metres
220

Passing

Offloads
0

Defence

Tackles Made
187
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
74
Total Running Metres
595

Fantasy

Total Points
227
Average Points
28.4

2021 Season - By Round

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

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 82.00 357 515 24.5
Knights 2018 8 3 5 - 38% - - - - - 2 141 - 122 8 416 52.00 124 148 18.5
Knights 2019 7 2 5 - 29% - - - - - 1 123 - 109 7 347 49.00 118 124 17.7
Knights 2020 21 11 9 1 52% 3 - 12 - - 22 905 1 587 31 2,348 111.00 565 843 40.1
Knights 2021 8 4 4 - 50% - - - - - 5 220 - 187 11 595 74.00 146 227 28.4

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 2021 83 26 55 2 31% 6 - 24 38 0.46 62 2,499 7 1,881 139 6,848 82.00 1,428 2,417 29.1

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