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Willie Wolfgramm

Willie Wolfgramm New Zealand rugby league footballer and coach

New Zealand rugby league footballer and coach
Willie Wolfgramm
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Intro New Zealand rugby league footballer and coach
Is Athlete Rugby league player
From New Zealand
Type Sports
Gender male
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Biography

Willie Wolfgramm is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer who represented Tonga at two World Cups.

Background

He is the cousin of fellow Tongan international Greg Wolfgramm.

Playing career

Wolfgramm played for Tonga in the 1992 Pacific Cup.

He then spent some time at Manly before joining the Counties Manukau Heroes in the new Lion Red Cup. He came off the bench in the 1994 Lion Red Cup grand final loss to the North Harbour Sea Eagles.

Following the World Cup Wolfgramm signed with Swinton.

Wolfgramm played in the 1997 Super League Nines for Tonga.

Wolfgramm also won the 1999 Group 20 Rugby League premiership with the Narrandera Lizards as their Captain/Coach.

He was then included in the 2000 World Cup side.

In 2001, 2003 and 2004 Wolfgramm was part of the West Belconnen Warriors side in the Canberra Raiders Cup. Wolfgramm spent 2002 with the Valley Dragons.

Return to New Zealand

Wolfgramm returned to New Zealand, playing for the Counties Manukau Jetz in the 2006 Bartercard Cup. He played for Tonga in the 2006 Pacific Cup and was man of the match in the final.

He played for the Bay Roskill Vikings between 2010 and 2011 in the Auckland Rugby League's Sharman Cup competition, serving as player-coach.

Wolfgramm, who works as a butcher, was arrested in December 2011 for being involved in a plot to import methamphetamine into New Zealand.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 14 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://books.google.com/books?id=nklWo8vw-iIC&pg=PA276
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http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/other/district-teams-boot-up-for-battle-of-bush/604800.aspx?storypage=0
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