Heka Nanai

A tall, strong winger who knows how to find the line, Heka made his first grade debut for the Bulldogs against the Roosters and became the 688th first grade player for the club.

He made his Jersey Flegg Cup debut on June 15, 2006 against South Sydney. 

He was originally in the SG Ball Cup squad in 2006 and when the Ball season was completed he was then graded to the Flegg Cup as a 17 year old.

In 2007 Heka played 12 Flegg Cup games, scoring 12 tries before he was promoted to first grade to cover Hazem El Masri who was on Origin duty.

Since his debut he has played a further two first grade games, scoring his first four-pointer in the top grade against the Titans in round 19 at Carrara Stadium.


On October 3, 2007 Heka was named the Bulldogs Jersey Flegg Player of the Year just a day after he was called into the Junior Kangaroos squad.

Heka was apart of the Junior Kangaroos 17-16 win over Fiji on October 5, 2007.

After a solid 2008 season on the wing for the Bulldogs, Heka is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and will start the 2009 season slightly behind some of the other players, but will be sure to have an impact when he returns.

Another player who has progressed quickly through the grades and has left a great impression with some strong performances on the wing. A great finisher, with good speed and strength.