Steve Matai was a professional rugby league footballer for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles between the years 2005 and 2016. He retired in 2017 after sustaining an injury and since then moved to New South Wales without informing any of his team-mates and colleagues.
He hasn’t been in contact with any of them and wants to keep his life as private as possible. As reported by DailyMail, he is living with his wife and children and is happy, and doesn’t want to be questioned.
Steve wanted to represent his parents’ birth country Samoa in the 2017 World Cup before sustaining his career-ending neck injury. He underwent surgery but sadly retired after its completion.
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10 Facts about Steve Matai
- As reported by the DailyMail, Steve mentioned that he was living with his wife and children but no further information is available about their identity.
- In the same article, he reveals that he has no social media and doesn’t feel the need to use it as he enjoys his life as it is and doesn’t want unnecessary changes.
- According to his Wikipedia, Steve Matai was born on August 5, 1986, to a Samoan couple that lived in Auckland, New Zealand. Steve grew up playing rugby with his first cousin Junior Sa’u.
- He joined NRL(National Rugby League) side Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in 2005 and made his debut against Melbourne Storm. He played a total of 11 games that season.
- In 2008, Manly won the NRL defeating Melbourne Storm 40-0 in the final. That season Steve played 21 games and scored 7 tries and 12 goals for the team.
- Manly won the championship once again in 2011. Steve who had participated in the final had played 22 matches and scored 9 tries.
- In 2015 Steve Matai announced he will be a one-club man and retire after his contract ended in 2017.
- Steve had represented New Zealand on 10 occasions throughout his career and scored 1 trie and 4 goals.
- On April 6, 2016, he expressed his desire to represent Samoa on an international level but couldn’t due to injury.
- Steve is a tall guy, with a height of 6 feet. He has a well-built body which weighs 94kgs.