Brenko Lee

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Brenko Lee
Brenko Lee Bulldogs.jpg
Personal information
Born (1995-10-10) 10 October 1995 (age 23)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–16 Canberra Raiders 15 12 0 0 48
2017 Canterbury Bulldogs 18 3 0 0 12
2018– Gold Coast Titans 14 3 0 0 12
Total 47 18 0 0 72
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 Tonga 1 0 0 0 0
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Brenko Lee (born 10 October 1995) is a Tongan international rugby league footballer who plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. He plays at centre and wing. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders.

Background

Lee was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is of Indigenous Australian[2] and Tongan[3] descent.

He played his junior rugby league for the Logan Brothers, before being signed by the Canberra Raiders.

Lee is the cousin of Cronulla Sharks player Edrick Lee.[4]

Playing career

Early career

From 2013 to 2015, Lee played for the Canberra Raiders' NYC team.[5][6] On 20 April 2013, he played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[7][8] On 5 December 2013, he re-signed with the Raiders on a 3-year contract.[9][10][11]

2014

On 3 May, Lee again played for the Queensland Under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[12] In Round 15 of the 2014 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on the wing in the Raiders' 22–14 loss at Canberra Stadium.[13][14][15] In the next round, against the Wests Tigers, he scored his first and second tries in the NRL, in the Raiders' 19–18 loss at Leichhardt Oval.[16][17] After Round 21, after the Raiders' 54–18 loss to New Zealand Warriors at Canberra Stadium, his year was over as he struggled with a hamstring injury.[18][19] He finished his debut year in the NRL having played in 4 matches and scoring 3 tries.[20]

Lee playing for the Mount Pritchard Mounties

2015

On 2 May, Lee played for the Junior Kangaroos against Junior Kiwis.[21] On 11 September, he was named in the 58-man Tonga squad to play the Cook Islands on 17 October.[3]

2017

In October 2016, Lee signed a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs starting in 2017.[22][23]

On 3 March 2017, Lee made his debut for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs against the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground..[citation needed]

In December 2017, Lee signed a 1 year contract with the Gold Coast Titans for the 2018 season.

References

  1. ^ "Brenko Lee – Career Stats & Summary". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ "Festival of Indigenous Rugby League launched". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  3. ^ a b "Tonga Squad Announced". Rugby League Week. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  4. ^ "Canberra Raiders' Brenko Lee puts aside homesick blues". Canberra Times. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. ^ "L". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  6. ^ "NYC Team List: Raiders v Rabbitohs". Raiders. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  7. ^ "Under 20's Origin squads named". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  8. ^ "Holden U/20s State of Origin: Queensland U/20s v NSW U/20s – NRL Game Development – South East Queensland – FOX SPORTS PULSE". SportingPulse. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Lee re-signs with the Raiders until end of 2016 | NRL". Zero Tackle. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  10. ^ "Brenko Lee Re-signs with the Raiders Until End of 2016". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Canberra Raiders' Brenko Lee puts aside homesick blues". Canberra Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Queensland name Under-20s Origin team". NRL.com. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  13. ^ "NRL 2014 – Round 15". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  14. ^ "Late Mail : Raiders v Bulldogs". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Canterbury Bulldogs prove too strong for the struggling Canberra Raiders". Dailytelegaph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  16. ^ "NRL 2014 – Round 16". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  17. ^ "Wests Tigers edge out Canberra Raiders in spiteful Campbelltown clash". Canberra Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  18. ^ Jon Tuxworth (14 July 2014). "Raiders unlikely to lobby NRL for salary cap relief". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  19. ^ "Canberra Raiders hit new low with 54–18 loss to New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium". Dailytelegaph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  20. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  21. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  22. ^ Bulldogs.com.au (2016-08-21). "Bulldogs announce six new faces for 2017". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  23. ^ "Brenko Lee seeks opportunity with Bulldogs move". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-07-28.

External links

  • Gold Coast Titans profile
  • Canterbury Bulldogs profile
  • NRL profile
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