Shannon Boyd

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Shannon Boyd
Shannon Boyd Kangaroos.jpg
Personal information
Born (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 26)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 122 kg (19 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–18 Canberra Raiders 111 9 0 0 36
2019– Gold Coast Titans 0 0 0 0 0
Total 111 9 0 0 36
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
2016 Australia 4 0 0 0 0
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Shannon Boyd (born 9 September 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. A New South Wales Country and Australia national rugby league team representative, he plays as a prop forward.

Playing career

Born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Boyd played his junior football for the Cowra Magpies before being signed by the Canberra Raiders. He played for their NYC team from 2010 to 2012.[2] Boyd played for the New South Wales Under 18s team and, in 2012, the Under 20s team.[3]

2014

In Round 1, Boyd made his NRL debut for the Raiders off the interchange bench against the North Queensland Cowboys in a 28-22 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium.[4] In Round 6 against the Newcastle Knights, Boyd scored his first NRL try in a 26-12 loss at Canberra Stadium.[5] On 23 April, Boyd re-signed with the Raiders, keeping him at the club till the end of the 2017 season.[6] He scored one try from his 24 appearance in his debut season and was named the Raiders Rookie of the Year at the Meninga Medal presentation night.[7]

2015

In May, Boyd was selected as 18th man for New South Wales Country.[8] In Round 22 against the Wests Tigers, he scored his first career double in the first half of the match in the Raiders' 20-18 loss at Canberra Stadium.[9] He finished the season with 20 matches and 5 tries.[10] He was named in the Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad but was later ruled out due to injury.[11][12] On 27 October, he re-signed with the Raiders on a 3-year contract.[13]

2016

In the pre-season, Boyd was named in the Raiders' Auckland Nines squad.[14] On 8 May, Boyd started at prop for New South Wales Country against New South Wales City.[15] During the season, Boyd was being recognised as being the one of the in-form props of the competition, showing some great performances up front to lead the Raiders to a 10-match winning streak towards the finals.[16][17] Boyd played in 26 matches and scored 2 tries for the Raiders. He was rewarded for his big season by being selected in the 24-man Australian Kangaroos squad for the Four Nations.[18] On 15 October, Boyd made his international debut for Australia against New Zealand, where he started at prop in the 26-6 win at nib Stadium in Perth.[19][20] Boyd played in 4 matches of the tournament including playing off the interchange bench in the Kangaroos 34-8 Final win against New Zealand at Anfield.[21][22]

2017

In April 2017, Boyd was selected to fill in the interchange bench for the Kangaroos after Raiders teammate Josh Papalii was axed for drink-driving but later was selected as 18th man after coach Mal Meninga opted to select Jake Trbojevic for the void bench spot in their 2017 ANZAC Test clash against New Zealand.[23] Boyd had a more of a less exciting 2017 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches for the Raiders.

2018

On 16 May, Boyd has signed a 4-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans starting at 2019.

References

  1. ^ "Shannon Boyd - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Shannon Boyd player results, scores, news and statistics". rleague.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Shannon buoyed by his NSW selection". Cowra Guardian. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  4. ^ "NRL LATE MAIL: Raiders v Cowboys - Raiders". raiders.com.au. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Shannon Boyd Pictures - NRL Rd 6 - Raiders v Knights". Zimbio. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  6. ^ Lee Gaskin (2014-04-23). "Big Shannon Boyd re-signs with Canberra Raiders, but Anthony Milford will be big catch". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  7. ^ Chris Wilson. "Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker claims Mal Meninga medal". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  8. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2015-05-01). "Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd 'can be a wrecking ball': Steve Roach". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  9. ^ "Wests Tigers beat Raiders in thriller". NRL.com. 2015-08-10. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  10. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  11. ^ "Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad". NRL.com. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  12. ^ Lee Gaskin (2015-09-13). "Kangaroos forward Josh Papalii one of four Raiders players ruled out of PM's XIII squad". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  13. ^ Kyle Mackey-Laws (2015-10-27). "Shannon Boyd re-signs with Canberra Raiders until end of 2018". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  14. ^ "Raiders name 2016 Nines squad". Rugby League Week. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Young City side stun Country". NRL.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  16. ^ "NRL finals 2016: Canberra Raiders man-mountain Shannon Boyd hunting long career". Canberratimes.com.au. 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  17. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  18. ^ "Kangaroos squad: Shannon Boyd picked as Mal Meninga names seven rookies | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  19. ^ "Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd to make Kangaroos debut against Kiwis". Canberratimes.com.au. 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  20. ^ "Australia 26-6 New Zealand: Greg Inglis scores try in each half as Kagaroos ease to victory ahead of Four Nations | Daily Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  21. ^ "Australia v New Zealand; Four Nations final; Shannon Boyd; Sam Thaiday; Jake Trbojevic". News.com.au. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  22. ^ "Four Nations final: Australia hammer New Zealand 34-8". Smh.com.au. 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  23. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/australian-team-to-play-new-zealand-in-anzac-test-in-canberra/news-story/10738cea2a9f8e5dbaa54467321a7437

External links

  • Canberra Raiders profile
  • Raiders profile
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