Makasini Richter

Makasini Richter
Personal information
Full name Makasini Richter
Born (1979-06-21) 21 June 1979 (age 39)
Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–02 Wests Tigers 24 10 0 0 40
2005 Canterbury-Bankstown 2 0 0 0 0
Total 26 10 0 0 40
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–06 Tonga 5 5 0 0 5
As of 17 January 2019
Source: [1]

Makasini Richter (born June 21, 1979) is a Tongan former professional rugby league footballer who previously played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League.[2]

Background

Richter was born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga.

Playing career

Richter scored ten tries in his 24 appearances for the Wests Tigers in 2001 and 2002, including two tries in his first-grade debut. Unfortunately, Richter played during a particularly dire period for the club, with just 4 of his 24 appearances being victories.[3]

Joining Canterbury in 2004, Richter spent his first season in the club in reserve grade before injury disrupted is season. In 2005, Richter played 2 first grade games, and also scored 20 tries from his 20 appearances in the lower grade, surpassing the record set by Hasan Saleh.[4]

In 2006, Richter represented the Tonga national rugby league team at the Pacific Cup.[5] Earlier he had played for Tonga in the 2000 World Cup.

Earlier in his career, Richter was known as Jackson Kaufusi and Lipina Kaufusi.[6]

Career highlights

  • FG debut: Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders- 1 April 2001,(Rd 7
  • Played twenty-six first grade games to date.

References

  1. ^ "Makasini Richter - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. ^ 2000 World Cup dazrl.info
  3. ^ "Makasini Richter". Rugby League Project. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Makasini Rickter". bulldogs.com.au. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  5. ^ Pacific Cup Tongan National Rugby League
  6. ^ what’s in a players name? theroar.com.au

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