• Name:
    Francis Meli
    Date of Birth:
    27/04/79
    Place of Birth:
    Apia, Samoa
    Height:
    188cm
    Weight:
    100 kg
    Nationality:
    • New Zealand
    • Samoa
    Current Status:
    ?
    Warriors #:
    65
    Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details):
    2nd May 1999 vs South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Junior Club:
    Avondale Wolves/Marist Saints
    Signed From:
    Marist Saints
    Position:
    • Winger
    • Centre
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    Powerful Auckland winger made his Test debut against France in 2001 after representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup. Meli was a try-scorer against Australia in the 28-10 Test loss in Wellington at the end of 2001.

    The following year Meli took his place in the Warriors grand final team that lost to the Roosters 20-8. In 2002 he scored a finals record five tries in the club’s 48-22 quarter-final win over the Bulldogs. Despite the Warriors’ poor form in 2004, Meli’s Test career continued against Australia and in England in the Tri Nations competition.

    He would play 110 games scoring an impressive 60 tries before being released by the club and joining St Helens. There he won 3 Challenge Cups and 1 Super League.
    • 1999–05 Auckland Warriors
    • 2002 NRL Minor Premiers
    • 2003 Warriors Player of the Year
    • 2006–13 St. Helens
    • 2006 Challenge Cup Final winners with St Helens
    • 2006 Super League champions with St Helens
    • 2007 Challenge Cup Final winners with St Helens
    • 2008 Challenge Cup Final winners with St Helens
    • 2014 Salford Red Devils
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