Bronson Harrison

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Bronson Harrison
Bronson Harrison (23 April 2005).jpg
Personal information
Full name Bronson Lee Harrison
Born (1985-10-10) 10 October 1985 (age 33)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–08 Wests Tigers 80 10 0 0 40
2009–12 Canberra Raiders 83 11 0 0 44
2013–14 St. George Illawarra 34 1 0 0 4
Total 197 22 0 0 88
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–11 New Zealand 12 1 0 0 4
Source: [1][2][3]

Bronson Harrison (born 10 October 1985) is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer. He primarily played in the second-row and lock. He played for the Wests Tigers, Canberra Raiders and St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League and represented the New Zealand Kiwis at international level, being a part of the 2008 World Cup winning squad.[1]

Biography

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Harrison played his junior football for Five Dock and the Leichhardt Wanderers before being signed by the Wests Tigers.

Professional playing career

Tigers

Harrison made his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers in Round 4 of the 2004 NRL season against the North Queensland Cowboys. As NRL Premiers, Wests faced Super League champions Bradford Bulls in the 2006 World Club Challenge. Harrison played from the interchange bench in the Tigers' 30-10 loss.

On 25 September 2008, although contracted to the Wests Tigers for a further season, Harrison was released and signed a 3-year deal with the Canberra Raiders.[4]

Raiders

He joined the Raiders in 2009. After 2 years with the Raiders, Harrison was given the chance to co-captain 5 games in the 2011 season. On 14 November 2012, Harrison signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2013, after being released from the final year of his Raiders contract.[5]

Harrison playing for New Zealand in 2008

Dragons

The 2013 NRL season was Harrison's first with St George Illawarra Dragons.

In 2014, Harrison became an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government and is an Apprentice Mentor in the NRL's Trade UP With The NRL Program.[6]

New Zealand

Harrison made his international debut for New Zealand in a test against France in 2005.

After missing out on the New Zealand Kiwis 24-man squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, Harrison played against the Kiwis for the New Zealand Māori in a warm up match.[7] Following an injury to Brent Webb, Harrison was called in as a replacement in the New Zealand World Cup squad.[8] He was a starting player in New Zealand's squad for the World Cup final victory over Australia.

Harrison was selected for the ANZAC Test and Four Nations in 2009, again being selected for both in 2010. For the 2010 Anzac Test, Harrison was selected to play for New Zealand at second-row forward in their loss against Australia. He was selected for the ANZAC Test in 2011 but after a disappointing year for the Raiders, missed out on the Four Nations squad that year.

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ League Central
  3. ^ NRL Stats[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Tigers release Harrison to join Raiders". The Australian. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  5. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/st-george-illawarra-dragons-sign-bronson-harrison-on-two-year-deal/story-e6frexnr-1226516589785
  6. ^ http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/ambassador/bronson-harrison
  7. ^ "Kaipara teen gets nod from NZ Maori". Northern Advocate. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Kiwi Webb forced out of World Cup". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-10.

External links

  • 2012 Canberra Raiders profile
  • NRL profile
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