Widnes Vikings, Select Security Stadium Halton, Lower House Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ
Manese began his senior career with the Rabbitohs in 2005 with a debut against Newcastle Knights having played his junior rugby for Mascot Jets and Marrickville in his home town of Sydney. He names representing Tonga in the 2008 World Cup as his career highlight, playing in the qualifying competition and the Finals, having originally been selected for both the New Zealand and Tongan squads. After stints with the Cowboys and Eels 'Nas' spent three years with Bradford Bulls. The Vikings finally secured their long-term target when 'Nas' put pen to paper in July 2014 and at 6ft 5in and nearly 18 stone the Prop brought size and power to the Vikings' front row, together with the ability to offload, backed up by 89 games in the NRL. Family man 'Nas' missed just one game in 2015, scoring 3 tries, and passed 100 Super League appearances in 2016.
Career record as at 31st October 2016 223 apps; 11 tries; 44 points