Taane Milne

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Taane Milne
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Milne playing for the Illawarra Cutters in 2016.
Personal information
Born (1995-05-19) 19 May 1995 (age 22)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–17 St. George Illawarra 17 1 0 0 4
2018– Wests Tigers 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17 1 0 0 4
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 Fiji 1 0 0 0 0
As of 6 May 2017
Source: [1][2]

Taane Milne (born 19 May 1995) is a Fijian international rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. He plays at centre. He previously played for the St. George Illawarra Dragons.


Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Milne is of Māori[3] and Fijian[4] descent. He moved to Australia at a young age. He played his junior rugby league for the Clovelly Crocodiles and spent some time in rugby union[5] whilst attending Randwick Boys High School and Newington College (2011–2013).[6][7] He was then signed by the Sydney Roosters.

Playing career

Early career

From 2013 to 2015, Milne played for the Sydney Roosters' NYC team.[8] On 18 October 2014, he played for the Junior Kiwis against the Junior Kangaroos.[9] He was again selected for the Junior Kiwis on 2 May 2015.[10] On 27 October 2015, he signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2016.[11]


In round 8 of the 2016 NRL season, Milne made his NRL debut for the Dragons against the Sydney Roosters.[12][13] After further games in reserve grade, he returned to centre in first grade for 6 games at the end of season.

He was named in the New Zealand Māori squad for a match against the New Zealand Residents on 15 October 2016.[14]


Milne played in 11 games in 2017, almost entirely from the bench. He scored his first try in round 11 against the Warriors, his sole match starting at centre for the season, and his only try for the year. On 6 May, Milne made his international debut for Fiji against Tonga in the 2017 Pacific Cup.[15]

In June, he signed a 2-year contract with the Wests Tigers starting in 2018.[16]


  1. ^ "Taane Milne - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Taane Milne Player Stats". Loverugbyleague.com. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  3. ^ "CHANGES FOR QLD TOUR: There have been... - NZ Maori Rugby League". Facebook. 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  4. ^ NRL Digital Media. "Fiji and Cook Islands squads named". QRL. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  5. ^ NRL. "Taane Milne". Dragons. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  6. ^ Georgina Robinson. "ARU moves to halt young guns' slide to rugby league may have come too late". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  7. ^ NRL. "Generation next: time to get excited". Roosters. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  8. ^ "M". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  9. ^ "2014 JUNIOR KIWIS TEAM ANNOUNCED". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  10. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  11. ^ "Dragons sign youth". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  12. ^ "Updated team lists: Dragons v Roosters". NRL.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  13. ^ NRL. "Late Mail: Round 8 v Sydney Roosters". Dragons. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  14. ^ "Auckland Rugby League - Auckland Rugby League". 
  15. ^ "Late Latu try grabs Test win for Tonga - NRL". 
  16. ^ "Wests Tigers sign Taane Milne". Zero Tackle. 2017-02-04. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 

External links

  • St. George Illawarra Dragons profile
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