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Jacob Saifiti

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Knights

Player Bio

Height:
195 cm
Weight:
114 kg
Age:
23
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 kt to the semi-finals, unfortunately got touched up by Australia but that win against New Zealand was something special

Career

Appearances
54
Tries
3

2019 Season

Appearances
7

Scoring

Tries
0

Attack

Tackle Breaks
1
Average Hit Ups
3.6
Post Contact Metres
123

Passing

Offloads
0

Defence

Tackles Made
109
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
49.6
Total Running Metres
347

Fantasy

Total Points
124
Average Points
17.7

2019 Season - By Round

2019 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
16 Warriors Lost 20 - 24 Interchange 31 - - - - - - 34 - 7 16 - 83 39 44
20 Sea Eagles Lost 30 - 6 Interchange 29 - - - - - - 19 - 6 18 - 58 58 -
21 Eels Lost 20 - 14 Interchange 30 - - - - - 1 21 - 5 14 3 59 25 33
22 Cowboys Won 42 - 6 Interchange 32 - - - - - - 5 - 3 18 - 14 14 -
23 Wests Tigers Lost 46 - 4 Interchange 28 - - - - - - 17 - 4 17 1 44 44 -
24 Titans Won 38 - 4 Interchange 20 - - - - - - 18 - 5 11 - 67 26 40
25 Panthers Lost 54 - 10 Interchange 29 - - - - - - 9 - 4 15 3 20 20 -

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

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 2019 54 11 42 1 - 3 - 12 38 0.71 35 1,371 6 1,107 97 3,904 72.00 716 1,347 24.9

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