Mark Elia

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Mark Wycliffe Elia[1] (born in Auckland, New Zealand) was a rugby league player who represented both New Zealand and Western Samoa.

Playing career

During his long career, Elia played for the Te Atatu Roosters, Northcote Tigers, Kent Invicta, Southend Invicta, St. Helens, Widnes Vikings|Widnes, Halifax, the Canterbury Bulldogs and RC Albi in France.[2]

Representative career

Elia represented the New Zealand Kiwis between 1985 and 1989, playing in ten tests and thirty seven games. He scored five test tries and thirty overall for the Kiwis.[2]

In 1995 Elia represented Western Samoa at the World Cup.


During the 1990 season, Elia played cricket in the United States.[2] During this period he umpired a friendly match that took place in America between Australia and Pakistan.

Later years

In 1996 Elia coached the Hawkes Bay Unicorns in the Lion Red Cup.[2]

He later retired to Cootamundra, New South Wales.


  1. ELIA, Mark Wycliffe 1985 - 89 - Kiwi #581
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8

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