Denny Solomona Biography

Published On Oct 28, 2017
Facts of Denny Solomona
Date of Birth: 1993 , September-23
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 6 Feet
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In 2012, 19-year-old Solomona recruited out of Melbourne's youth system to play as a winger for the Melbourne Storm Under-20 team. He participated in just 13 games for the club during 2012 National Youth Competition season, and despite suffering from a fractured fibula in Round 13, he scored eight tries from those 13 games. 

Solomona promoted to the Melbourne Storm's senior squad around a year later. In January 2014, soon after his contract with Melbourne Storm came to an end, he signed to London Broncos. But after the club's relegation, he was forced to move to the Castleford Tigers towards the end of the season.

In 2016, at the age of 23, Solomona broke the record by scoring 37 tries in a single Super League season in a match between Castleford and Catalans. He went on to finish the season with a spectacular performance of 42 attempts, of which two were in the Challenge Cup competition.

Danny made his international debut as a rugby player on October 8, 2016, for Samoa in their match against Fiji.
Solomona took a controversial step on 13 December 2016, when it was announced that he would be exiting from the rugby league, where he was playing for Castleford Tigers, to join rugby union and play for Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership.

This was despite the fact that his contract with Castleford Tigers still had two years left in it. Many took this to be a greedy move, citing that while his salary with Castleford Tigers was £50K per year, Sale Sharks were willing to pay him around £250K per annum. The case finally ended in June 2017 with Castleford and Sale reaching £200,000 settlement over the player. 

On 29 March 2017, Denny was subsequently called up to the senior England squad for their 2017 summer tour to Argentina. He still maintains his involvement with Sale Sharks.

In November 2016, Denny announced an engagement to his girlfriend, the British model and former Ex On The Beach star Jess Impiazzi. The duo is having an on-and-off affair for over two years. They are yet to get married. 

 

 

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Born in New Zealand

September 27 , 1993

Denny Solomona, the British rugby player and Jess Impiazzi's beau, is born to parents of Samoan ethnicity in New Zealand on 27 September 1993. Brought up in Auckland, New Zealand, he received his education at St Peter's College.

Early Success

2010

Having started playing rugby early in his life, Solomona won the Boris Shroj Cup in 2010, at the age of 17, as the top try scorer for his team. Two years later, at19, he was recruited out of Melbourne's youth system to play as a winger for the Melbourne Storm Under-20 team in 2012. 

Move to London

2014

In January 2014, soon after his contract with Melbourne Storm came to an end, he was signed by London Broncos. But after the club faced relegation, he was forced to move to Castleford Tigers towards the end of the season.

 

Breaking Record

2016

In 2016, Solomona broke the record by scoring 37 tries in a single Super League season in a match between Castleford and Catalans. He finished the season with a spectacular 42 tries, of which two were in the Challenge Cup competition.

 

When Money Matters More

December 13 , 2016

Solomona took a controversial step on 13 December 2016 when he decided to move to Sale Sharks from Castleford Tigers. This was despite the fact that his contract with Castleford Tigers still had two years left in it. Many took this to be a greedy move, citing that while his salary at Sharks was 5 times more than that at Tigers.

 

Time to Settle Down

2016

In November 2016, Denny announced his engagement with the British model, businesswoman and former Ex On The Beach star Jess Impiazzi. The two had been having an on-and=off relationship for over two years.