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Full Name Joe Vagana
Date of Birth January 21, 1975
Age 49 years, 1 months, 17 days
Birthplace Auckland
Birth City Auckland Region
Country New Zealand
Horoscope Capricorn

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Joe Vagana Biography

Joe Vagana is one of the most popular and richest Rugby League Player who was born on January 21, 1975 in Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand. Joseph Sonny Vagana (born 21 January 1975) who is also known under”Big Joe “Big Joe”, is a former professional footballer who was prop forward during the 1990s and the 2000s. In his professional career, Vagana was a player with his club, the Auckland Warriors, and the Bradford Bulls, and also played for the two countries of Samoa in Samoa and New Zealand in international competition.

In 2006, as Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge. Vagana played on the bench on the interchange during the Bradford Bulls’ 30-10 victory. A ferocious tackler and a strong runner, he was able to let the ball go Vagana was never absent from games with the Bradford Bulls and became one of the most well-known players in the club. The columnist also contributed weekly in various Bradford newspapers as well as his own Bradford Bulls’ website. In 2006, Vagana was given his Bradford Bulls’ Clubman of the Year Award. He signed a one year extension on the 18th of August, 2006, to remain with Bradford Bulls. Bradford Bulls for the 2007 season. After a long absence , he was invited in New Zealand for their game against Great Britain in 2006 but did not take part in the game. In June 2007, Vagana signed a contract for a year with Bradford and indicated his intention to remain with the club until the end of the season of 2008. Vagana was exiled to start his Bulls career when they played the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on 5 August 2007. In August 2007, he was named to Bradford’s team of the century. In 2008, while in the game with Bradford in a match against Wigan Vagana injured his arm while attempting to take on Stuart Fielden. Vagana quit at the close of the 2008 campaign after eight years with Bradford. Bradford Bulls. He was a coach in 2009 as well as 2010., he was the coach of his team the East Coast Bays Barracudas alongside Willie Swann.

Despite opposition against various Super League and Australian clubs, Vagana signed for the Bradford Bulls in 2001. Vagana was of the Bradford Bulls’ Awesome Foursome that was created by the media together with Stuart Fielden, Brian McDermott and Paul Anderson. Vagana was a player in Bradford Bulls as a prop forward. Bradford Bulls at prop forward during the 2001 Super League Grand Final victory against the Wigan Warriors. Then, as Super League VI champions, the Bradford Bulls played against 2001 NRL Premiers, also known as the Newcastle Knights in the 2002 World Club Challenge. Vagana was an prop forward during Bradford’s win. He also was a part of Bradford as prop forward during the 2002 Super League Grand Final loss against St. Helens. Vagana was a player in his team Bradford Bulls at prop forward during the 2003 Super League Grand Final victory against the Wigan Warriors. The Bradford Bulls had won Super League VIII, Bradford played the 2003 NRL Premiers The Penrith Panthers in the 2004 World Club Challenge. Vagana was on the bench of interchange during Bradford’s Bradford Bulls’ 22-4 victory. He also was a part of Bradford as a prop forward in the 2004 Super League Grand Final loss against the Leeds Rhinos. Vagana was a player with his team the Bradford Bulls from the interchange bench during the 2005 Super League Grand Final victory against the Leeds Rhinos.

NameJoe Vagana
First NameJoe
Last NameVagana
OccupationRugby League Player
BirthdayJanuary 21
Birth Year1975
Place of BirthAuckland
Home TownAuckland Region
Birth CountryNew Zealand
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Joe Vagana Net Worth

Joe Vagana is one of the richest Rugby League Player from New Zealand. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Joe Vagana's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

When he was an undergraduate of St Pauls College, Vagana played in the rugby league of Richmond Rovers. Richmond Rovers club in the Auckland Rugby League competition. In 1993, he played 9 match for Auckland. He was then a part of the highly successful North Harbour Sea Eagles in the 1994 Lion Red Cup. Vagana was a member of his club the Junior Kiwis for three seasons between 1992 and 1994.

In 1995, Vagana was appointed to Auckland Warriors. Auckland Warriors as they prepared for their first year within the Australian Rugby League. Vagana made his debut for the club on March 18 1995, in the Warriors second premiership match ever. In 1995, Joe was a part of Western Samoa in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup. Vagana was picked to be part of his New Zealand team to compete in the final game of the year 1999 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament. In the final, against Australia the player was a prop forward for the Kiwis in their who lost 22-20. He continued to play in 116 games for the Warriors before leaving the club after Eric Watson bought the franchise however not the contracts for players, in the year 2000. Vagana was also a part of 25 games with New Zealand. New Zealand national rugby league team, which included playing at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeRugby League Player
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Joe Vagana's Height & Physical Stats

Joe Vagana height 6 ft 3 in Joe weight 130 kg & body measurements will update soon.

Height6 ft 3 in
Weight130 kg
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
Eye ColorNot Available
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Feet/Shoe SizeNot Available

Who is Joe Vagana Dating?

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Facts & Trivia

Joe Ranked on the list of most popular Rugby League Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in New Zealand. Joe Vagana celebrates birthday on January 21 of every year.

Key Events

  1. Joseph Sonny Vagana (born 21 January 1975), also known by the nickname of "Big Joe", is a former professional rugby league footballer who played as a Prop forward in the 1990s and 2000s..

  2. Vagana played for the Junior Kiwis for three seasons, between 1992 and 1994. .

  3. In 1993 he played 9 games for Auckland..

  4. He then played for the successful North Harbour Sea Eagles in the 1994 Lion Red Cup..

  5. In 1995 Vagana was signed by the Auckland Warriors as they prepared for their début season in the Australian Rugby League..

  6. He made his début for the club on 18 March 1995 in the Warriors second ever premiership match..

  7. In 1995 Joe represented Western Samoa in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup..

  8. Vagana was selected for the New Zealand team to compete in the end of season 1999 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament..

  9. He went on to play 116 games for the Warriors, leaving the club when Eric Watson bought the franchise, but not the player contracts, in 2000..

  10. Vagana also played 25 times for the New Zealand national rugby league team, including playing in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. .

  11. Despite competition from other Super League and Australian clubs, Vagana signed for the Bradford Bulls in 2001..

  12. Vagana played for the Bradford Bulls at prop forward in their 2001 Super League Grand Final victory against the Wigan Warriors..

  13. As Super League VI champions, the Bradford Bulls played against 2001 NRL Premiers, the Newcastle Knights in the 2002 World Club Challenge..

  14. He also played for Bradford at prop forward in their 2002 Super League Grand Final loss against St..

  15. Vagana played for the Bradford Bulls at prop forward in their 2003 Super League Grand Final victory against the Wigan Warriors..

  16. Having won Super League VIII, Bradford played against 2003 NRL Premiers, the Penrith Panthers in the 2004 World Club Challenge..

  17. He also played for Bradford at prop forward in their 2004 Super League Grand Final loss against the Leeds Rhinos..

  18. Vagana played for the Bradford Bulls from the interchange bench in their 2005 Super League Grand Final victory against the Leeds Rhinos. .

  19. As Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge..

  20. In 2006 Vagana was awarded the Bradford Bulls' Clubman of the Year Award..

  21. He signed a one-year extension on 18 August 2006 to keep him at the Bradford Bulls for the 2007 season..

  22. After a long absence he was called up by New Zealand for their game against Great Britain in 2006 but did not play in the match..

  23. In June 2007 Vagana signed another one-year contract with Bradford, signalling his intent to play out the 2008 season..

  24. Vagana was sent off for the first time in his Bulls career against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on 5 August 2007..

  25. In August 2007 he was named in Bradford's team of the Century..

  26. In 2008 whilst playing for Bradford against Wigan Vagana broke his arm attempting to tackle Stuart Fielden..

  27. Vagana retired at the end of the 2008 season after 8 years with the Bradford Bulls..

  28. In 2009 and 2010 he coached the East Coast Bays Barracudas alongside Willie Swann. .