But the Panthers coach wanted to make sure Koroisau had left his old … Maloney is well aware this is the stage of the year he was brought to the club for, and his experience was crucial in turning the tide against the Warriors last week with a 40-20 victory when the Panthers were down 12-2 early. The Panthers hooker has been diagnosed with a grade one calf strain. The 25-year-old Bau, Tailevu native received the charge for an off-the-ball tackle on Sharks halfback Braydon Trindall in the 77th minute of the game at Panthers Stadium. On 14 September 2015, Kikau was named at prop in the 2015 NYC Team of the Year, finishing his Holden Cup career with the Cowboys with 32 tries from 42 matches. On 8 October 2016, Kikau played for Fiji against Samoa, starting at second-row in the 20–18 victory in Apia, Samoa. 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"Being a leader out there is something I want to do and something I'm looking forward to. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Nathan Cleary is now a State of Origin winning halfback, while Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Tyrone Peachey also both made their NSW debuts alongside him this year. Penrith are ready to put into practice their lessons from the past two years and clear the NRL semi-finals hurdle once and for all against Cronulla on Friday night. Kikau faces a one-week suspension with the early guilty plea (150 points) or two weeks on the sideline if he is found guilty at judiciary (200 point-s). The Fox Sports Lab showed that the Eels had been the beneficiaries of the most crusher tackle penalties since Round 11. The man who took him to Manly in the first place, Trent Barrett, is also back as Cleary's attack and halves coach. Penrith Panthers forward Viliame Kikau has been charged with grade two dangerous contact following Friday’s victory over Cronulla Sharks. He's a star player with incredible potential so to be in the same club side again is going to be fun. The 25-year-old Bau, Tailevu native received the charge for an off-the-ball tackle on Sharks halfback Braydon Trindall in the 77th minute of the game at Panthers Stadium. Penrith Panthers forward Viliame Kikau has been charged with grade two dangerous contact following Friday’s victory over Cronulla Sharks. Viliame Kikau was born on 5 April, 1995 in Nausori, Fiji, is a Fijian rugby league footballer. Which isn’t to say there weren’t issues. 41.8k Followers, 630 Following, 92 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Viliame Kikau (@billkikau) Viliame (Billy) Kikau (born 5 April 1995) is a Fijian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop and second-row forward for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL, and Fiji at international level. According to NRL.com, Penrith have told their staff and players to take at least a month’s leave, including head coach Ivan Cleary, in a bid to help the club’s financial situation after the NRL’s decision to suspend the competition indefinitely. Kikau charged with dangerous contact. Kikau made 25 appearances for Penrith in the 2018 NRL season as the club finished 5th at the end of the season and reached the elimination final against Cronulla-Sutherland before losing 21–20 at the Sydney Football Stadium. Kikau spent 2016 playing in the Panthers NSW Cup team. On the paddock he is itching to combine with Cleary jnr, who will take charge of Penrith's attack following James Maloney's departure to France. "It wasn't until two or three weeks after that when Ivan gave me a quick phone call. He finished the year as a member of the club's premiership-winning ISP side, which went on to claim the State Championship title, while also making his mark for Fiji at the Rugby League World Cup. We’ve got to make sure we keep building on that the way they’re going.”, Viliame Kikau says a Thurston pep-talk helped save his NRL dream. , In Round 2, Kikau made his NRL debut for the Penrith Panthers against the Wests Tigers, playing off the interchange bench and scoring a try in the 36–2 win at Campbelltown Stadium. On 8 October 2016, Kikau played for Fiji against Samoa, starting at second-row in the 20–18 victory in Apia, Samoa. A centre in his rugby union days, Kikau switched to prop after joining the Cowboys. Kikau made a total of 18 appearances for Penrith in the 2019 NRL season as the club finished 10th on the table and missed out on the finals for the first time since 2015. In 2014, Kikau's first season of rugby league, he played 21 games for the Cowboys' Holden Cup team, scoring 11 tries. We dominated the whole match, Ramos on favorite goal: Atletico in the Champions League final in Lisbon. Viliame Kikau was born on 5 April, 1995 in Nausori, Fiji, is a Fijian rugby league footballer. We've got a really young side with so much potential there. Chiefs' Reid big fan of Panthers running back McCaffrey, Simple Trick To Repair Your Car Scratch & Dent, Bec Judd stuns in low-cut Melbourne Cup mini dress, US Election: Donald Trump's surprising celebrity supporters, Ireland Baldwin floored by man's rude period comment, Cell Phone Plans Every Senior Should Know About, Raiders' Gruden: Chargers' rookie QB Herbert is 'real deal', Kate Middleton and Prince William Changed Their Twitter and Instagram Photos for a Special Occasion. Knocked out by Canberra and Brisbane at this point in 2016 and 2017, the Panthers endured a dramatic end to this year’s regular season but still find themselves in the same position as the past. "I was fortunate enough to go out there, look at their facilities and I did the same with New Zealand and met them as well. After that chat, when he really sat me down, it got to me and a couple of days later I decided I was heading over to Penrith. He scored a try in the sides 24–12 victory over the Townsville Blackhawks. In 2015, Kikau played in a pre-season trial game with the Cowboys' first grade team. We have estimated Viliame Kikau's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets. Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 25 years old? Joseph Anthony Young "Joe" Ofahengaue (born 15 September 1995), also known by the nickname of "Jo"', is a Tonga international rugby league footballer who plays as a prop and lock for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.. According to our Database, He has no children. , Kikau played 19 games for Penrith in the 2020 NRL season as the club won the Minor Premiership. Discover today's celebrity birthdays and explore famous people who share your birthday. It was a suggestion levelled at Eels coach Brad Arthur after his side’s win over Melbourne. Kikau charged with dangerous throw. "Nice and quiet.  A week later on 1 October, Kikau played in the NRL State Championship match against QLD Cup winners the Papua New Guinea Hunters starting at second-row and scoring a try in the 42–18 boilover win. FIJI SUN | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 | FIJISUN.COM.FJ 36 SPORTS Eels winger, Maika Sivo scres against Melbourne Storm. “They’ll be doing their best to nullify his impact.”. He subsequently signed with Panthers in 2016 and scored a try on NRL debut in Round Two of the 2017 season. Ivan Cleary once enlisted Api Koroisau to help him sign Fijian gun Viliame Kikau. Penrith powerhouse Viliame Kikau is a certainty to play in the club's crucial NRL match against the Warriors on Friday after sorting out visa issues with Australian immigration authorities.  On 15 April 2017, Kikau re-signed his contract with the Penrith Panthers to the end of the 2019 season. , https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/panthers-forward-viliame-kikau-wont-forget-sacrifices-others-made-along-the-way/news-story/fb4fa93951517699bc2b8edaa964f4e1, "Koroibete delights in Fiji win over PNG", "Viliame Kikau signs contract with Penrith Panthers | Fiji One", "Brilliant Bati comeback steals Pacific Test win", https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/penrith-panthers-bounce-back-to-thrash-wests-tigers-362/news-story/e252b4398e2b51a6fd9dd9bcacb8a233, "NRL big hits: Viliame Kikau smashes James Tedesco, Panthers v Tigers", "Penrith Panthers 2017: Viliame Kikau re-signed on two-year deal", https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/unlikely-hero-leilani-latu-inspires-12man-tonga-to-a-thrilling-victory-over-fiji/news-story/bdd8f6d8c4d3f8530cf994b465d5609f, https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/roosters/jed-cartwright-stars-as-penrith-down-wyong-2012-in-nsw-cup-grand-final/news-story/d1ff7f087cb17fd6791e4ce5adea42e6, https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/panthers/intrust-super-cup-grand-final-penrith-panthers-smash-png-hunters-4218/news-story/830b9a143dff6eac3bc406262f7470a9, "Penrith Panthers' Viliame Kikau chose NRL over French rugby", "Blame game will not solve Panthers' problems", "Melbourne Storm beat Penrith Panthers as it happened", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Viliame_Kikau&oldid=985798982, Expatriate rugby league players in Australia, People educated at Marist Brothers High School, Fiji, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 00:51. “It’s a pretty similar position, it’s obviously the same week we’ve been in for the past few years.”. Kikau was born in Nausori, Fiji, and grew up in the small island of Bau. "It's like the whole club in general I think.  On 6 May, Kikau played for Fiji against Tonga, starting at second-row and scoring a try in the 26–24 loss at Campbelltown Stadium. “Obviously a bit of leadership at this time of year, that becomes very important,” he said. Happy with Borja's double, Jose Mourinho: Tottenham didn't give Ludogorets a chance. The now 23-year-old has since thrived in the NRL, recently signing a monster contract with the Penrith Panthers earlier in the year. Viliame "Billy" Kikau (born 5 April 1995) is a Fijian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL, and Fiji at international level. Kikau played in the 2020 NRL Grand Final for Penrith in which they lost 26-20 against Melbourne. On 6 May 2017, Kikau played for Fiji against Tonga, starting at second-row and scoring a try in the 26–24 loss at Campbelltown Stadium. Kikau was the only player to sign with the club and joined their Holden Cup team for the 2014 season.  Kikau would play most of the year playing in Penrith's NSW cup team where they won the NSW Intrust Super premiership against the Wyong Roos 20–12. Until a private meeting at the Cleary household, with Ivan ensuring Panthers halfback and oldest son Nathan was elsewhere. In 2015, Kikau played in a pre-season trial game with the Cowboys' first grade team.  Kikau was the only player to sign with the club and joined their Holden Cup team for the 2014 season. Can’t thank youse enough for what you guys have done…” I don't know if I was the sole reason he was coming but I did have a chat to him, told him to come down [from North Queensland] and then left! Kikau would play most of the year playing in Penrith's NSW cup team where they won the NSW Intrust Super premiership against the Wyong Roos 20–12. "I was doing all of that and Ivan was definitely sussing me out, trying to work out if I was still that way.
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