Danny Levi

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Danny Levi
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Levi[1]
Born (1995-12-05) 5 December 1995 (age 22)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015– Newcastle Knights 66 5 0 0 20
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 New Zealand 4 0 0 0 0
As of 14 April 2018
Source: [2]

Daniel "Danny" Levi (born 5 December 1995) is a New Zealand rugby league footballer who plays for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. A New Zealand national representative, he plays as a hooker.

Background

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Levi is of Māori descent and played his junior rugby league for the Randwick Kingfishers. He then moved to Australia and played for the Glenmore Park Brumbies,[3] before being signed by the Newcastle Knights.

Playing career

Early career

Midway through the 2013 season, Levi signed with the Newcastle Knights on a ​2 12-year contract effective immediately.[4] From 2013 to 2015, he played for the Knights' NYC team,[5][6] captaining the side in 2014 as an 18-year-old and also in 2015.[7][8] On 2 September 2014, he was named on the interchange bench in the 2014 NYC Team of the Year.[9] On 24 September 2014, he extended his contract with the Knights to the end of 2017.[4] On 18 October 2014, he played for the Junior Kiwis against the Junior Kangaroos.[10]

2015

Levi played for the Knights in the pre-season Auckland Nines.[11] On 2 May, he again played for the Junior Kiwis, coming off the interchange bench in the Kiwis' 22-20 loss to the Junior Kangaroos.[1][12][13] In Round 15 of the season, he made his first-grade debut for the Knights against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, playing off the interchange bench in the Knights' 30-28 loss at Hunter Stadium.[14][15][16] In Round 16 against the Brisbane Broncos, he scored his first NRL career try in the Knights' 44-22 loss at Suncorp Stadium.[17] On 27 August, he extended his contract with the Knights to the end of 2018.[18][19]

Levi played at hooker in the Knights' New South Wales Cup Grand Final win over the Wyong Roos,[20][21] and the following week in the NRL State Championship Final, a 12-26 loss against the Ipswich Jets.[22] He finished off his debut year in the NRL having played in 7 matches and scoring 2 tries for the Knights as the club finished last.[23] He was named on the interchange bench in the 2015 NYC Team of the Year for a second year in a row.[24]

2016

In February, Levi played for the Knights in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[25] In May, he was named as 19th man for New Zealand during the 2016 Anzac Test.[26][27] He finished the season having played in 18 matches.[28]

2017

In April, Levi extended his Knights contract from the end of 2018 until the end of 2020.[29]

References

  1. ^ a b "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 2015-05-03. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  2. ^ "Daniel Levi - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1995-12-05. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  3. ^ "ABOUT US - Penrith Junior Rugby League Club | Glenmore Park Brumbies JRLFC". Brumbiesstampede.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  4. ^ a b "Levi extends Knights contract - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  5. ^ "L". Nycdatabase.org. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  6. ^ "NYC and NSW Cup Round 4 teams - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  7. ^ "Kiwi experience motivates Levi - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  8. ^ "Knights v Panthers: Five key points". NRL.com. 2015-03-28. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  9. ^ Steven Russo (2 September 2014). "Holden Cup Team Of The Year Announced". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  10. ^ "2014 JUNIOR KIWIS TEAM ANNOUNCED". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 10 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  11. ^ "KNIGHTS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  13. ^ "Junior Roos hold on in thriller". NRL.com. 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  14. ^ "LATE MAIL: Knights v Sharks - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  15. ^ Keeble, Brett (2015-06-24). "Levi realises his dream | Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  16. ^ "Sharks Beat Knights 30-28 as Ben Barba Puts in Impressive Cameo". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  17. ^ "Live NRL: Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights". Smh.com.au. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  18. ^ "Levi and Cogger extend contracts | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  19. ^ "Knights Re-Sign Levi, Cogger". Rugby League Week. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  20. ^ "VB NSW Cup Grand Final Team List". NSWRL. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  21. ^ Brett Keeble. "Newcastle Knights extend Clint Newton's career with NSW Cup win over Wyong Roos". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  22. ^ Brett Keeble (2015-10-04). "Ipswich Jets shoot down Newcastle Knights to win NRL State Championship Final". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  23. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  24. ^ "2015 Holden Cup Team of the Year". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  25. ^ "Knights Announce Nines Squad - Rugby League Week". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  26. ^ "Bromwich to lead new-look Kiwis". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  27. ^ "Warriors hooker Issac Luke dropped from Kiwis, Storm prop Jesse Bromwich named captain". Stuff.co.nz. 2016-05-01. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  28. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  29. ^ NewcastleKnights.com.au (2017-03-05). "Newcastle Knights re-sign Danny Levi". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2017-04-05.

External links

  • Newcastle Knights profile
  • 2017 RLWC profile
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