Akuila Uate played for the Newcastle Knights, where he is the highest try-scorer in their history, as well as the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL, and later the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League.
34 Facts About Akuila Uate
Akuila Uate represented the Prime Minister's XIII, NRL All Stars, Country NSW and the World All Stars team.
Akuila Uate moved to Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia, in 2003.
Akuila Uate played his junior football for the Woy Woy Roosters in New South Wales before being signed by the Newcastle Knights.
Akuila Uate was tipped as a future superstar by Knights legend, Andrew Johns.
Akuila Uate played for the Knights' Premier League and Jersey Flegg teams in 2006.
Akuila Uate finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 4 matches and scoring 3 tries for the Knights in the 2008 season.
Akuila Uate played in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup for Fiji.
Akuila Uate led the competition for line-breaks as Fiji made it to the semi-finals of the tournament.
In June 2009, Akuila Uate re-signed with the Knights on a 4-year contract.
Akuila Uate finished the 2009 NRL season with him playing in 17 matches and scoring 8 tries for the Knights.
In 2010, Akuila Uate started the season on the right wing due to regular right winger James McManus being injured.
In Round 10 against the Sydney Roosters, Akuila Uate scored one of the best tries of the 2010 season, when he caught the ball from the Knights kick-off after conceding a try to the Roosters beforehand.
On 7 September 2010, at the 2010 Dally M awards, Akuila Uate won the Winger of the Year award as well as taking out the top try-scoring player award with 21 tries to his name in 24 matches.
On 6 September 2011, at the 2011 Dally M awards, Akuila Uate won the Winger of the Year for the 2nd time in a row.
Akuila Uate finished the season as the highest try-scoring winger with 20 tries in 23 matches and lead the NRL in tackle-breaks.
In October and November 2011, Akuila Uate played for Australia in the 2011 Four Nations tournament, playing in 4 matches and scoring a try.
Akuila Uate finished off the 2011 season by winning the RLPA Players' Player of the Year Award.
On 3 November 2011, Akuila Uate won the RLIF's International Winger of the Year Award beating the likes of Jason Nightingale and Jharal Yow Yeh.
In May 2012, Akuila Uate was selected for New South Wales in Game 1 of the 2012 State of Origin series.
On 4 September 2012, at the 2012 Dally M Awards, Akuila Uate was named the Winger of the Year for the 3rd consecutive season.
Akuila Uate played 22 matches was the Newcastle Knights highest tryscorer of the 2012 NRL season with 18 tries.
On 6 March 2013, after speculation that Akuila Uate was going to sign with a Japanese rugby union club, he re-signed with the Knights on a 4-year contract to the end of the 2017 season.
Akuila Uate finished the 2013 NRL season having played in 24 matches and scoring 15 tries for the Newcastle Knights.
In October 2013, Akuila Uate switched back his international eligibility to his native Fiji and he was named in their squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
In February 2014, Akuila Uate was selected in the Newcastle Knights inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad.
In Round 13 against the Wests Tigers, Akuila Uate broke Timana Tahu's record for most tries scored for the Newcastle Knights.
Akuila Uate finished off the 2014 NRL season with him being the Knights highest tryscorer with 12 tries in 15 matches.
Akuila Uate finished off the 2015 season as the Knights' highest try-scorer with 12 tries in 22 matches as the club finished last.
In February, Akuila Uate played for the Knights in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.
Akuila Uate finished the 2016 season having played in 10 matches and scoring 1 try.
Akuila Uate was selected in the Fiji 24-man squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Akuila Uate played 5 matches and scored 1 try in the tournament.
In June, Akuila Uate signed a 3-year contract with Super League side Huddersfield Giants, starting in 2019.