Makasini Richter

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Makasini Richter (born June 21, 1979 in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga) is a Tongan rugby league player who previously played for the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League.[1]

Richter scored ten tries in his 24 appearances for the Wests Tigers in 2001 and 2002, including two tries in his first-grade debut. Unfortunately, he played during a particularly dire period for the club, with just 4 of his 24 appearances being victories.[2]

Joining the Bulldogs in 2004, Richter spent his first season in the club in reserve grade before injury disrupted is season. In 2005, he played 2 first grade games, and also scored 20 tries from his 20 appearances in the lower grade, surpassing the record set by Hasan Saleh.[3]

In 2006 he represented the Tonga national rugby league team at the Pacific Cup.[4] Earlier he had played for Tonga in the 2000 World Cup.

Earlier in his career Richter was known as Jackson Kaufusi and Lipina Kaufusi.[5]

Career highlights

  • FG debut: Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders- 1 April 2001,(Rd 7
  • Played twenty-six first grade games to date.


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