The South Sydney Rabbitohs are delighted to announce the signing of international forward Siliva Havili for seasons 2022 and 2023.
Havili, 28, is a lock or hooker that has played 104 NRL games during his career so far with the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons and New Zealand Warriors, as well as 13 Tests for Tonga and one Test match for New Zealand.
Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, says Havili will be a strong addition to the Rabbitohs forward depth from next season.
“We’re really happy to have secured the services of Siliva for the next two seasons,” Mr Ellison said.
“He is a seasoned NRL player with plenty of International experience, he was part of the Raiders squad that won through to the 2019 Grand Final and he has worked previously with our Head Coach Jason Demetriou at the Dragons.Mark Ellison Head of Football
“He is very strong defensively and a powerful carrier of the football and he will complement the players we already have in our forward pack.
“We’re looking forward to having Siliva join us for the 2022 pre-season.”
Name: Siliva Havili
Date of Birth: 18 February 1993
Place of Birth: Auckland, NZ
Position: Lock, hooker
Junior Club: Manurewa Marlins
Previous Clubs: Raiders (2018-21); Dragons (2016-17); Warriors (2014-15)
NRL Debut: Warriors vs Bulldogs, Eden Park, 13 April 2014 (Rd 6)
NRL Games: 104 (80 for the Raiders; 10 for the Dragons; 14 for the Warriors)
NRL Points: 20 (all for the Raiders from five tries)
Rep Honours: 13 Tests for Tonga (2013, 2017-19); one Test for New Zealand (2014); Junior Kiwis (2011-12)