8 July 2024

Teenage back rower Leka Halasima was called up to make his NRL debut in the One New Zealand Warriors’ 18th-round encounter with the in-form Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at Accor Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.

The 18-year-olds late promotion into the game-day 19 came as a result of captain Tohu Harris being ruled out indefinitely with a chronic wrist injury.

In 37 minutes of game time, the debutante ran for 108 metres from 7 hit-ups, making 1 line break, 5 tackle breaks, and 9 tackles, falling just short of scoring his first try in the NRL.