Terry Hermansson

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Terry Hermansson
Personal information
Full name Terry Brian Hermansson[1]
Born (1967-08-11) 11 August 1967 (age 51)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 240 lb)
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1991–92 Doncaster
1993–94 South Sydney 28 4 0 0 16
1995–97 Sydney City 66 5 0 0 20
1998 South Sydney 17 1 0 0 4
1999–00 Auckland Warriors 39 1 0 0 4
Total 150 11 0 0 44
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–?? Canterbury
1994–99 New Zealand 4 1 0 0 4
1997 Rest of the World 1 0 0 0 0
2000 Aotearoa Māori 3 0 0 0 0
Source: [2]

Terry Brian "The Rock" Hermansson, also known by the nickname of "The Rock", is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer. An international representative prop, he played club football in England, Australia and New Zealand.

Playing career

Hermansson was a Schoolboy Kiwi in 1982 and made the Junior Kiwis in 1985.[3]

Nicknamed "The Rock" he spent his early years playing for the Canterbury sides of the 1990s before moving overseas to play professionally, first for Doncaster in England and then for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the then NSWRL Premiership.[2] At the height of the Super League war he moved to the Sydney City Roosters and played alongside fellow Kiwi prop Jason Lowrie. He returned to the Rabbitohs in 1998 before signing for the Adelaide Rams for the 1999 season.[4]

When the Rams were closed down before the season he signed a two-year contract with the Auckland Warriors, returning home to play in front of the New Zealand fans.[5] In 1999 he was Clubman of the Year Award.

Representative career

Hermansson played for the New Zealand national rugby league team on four occasions between 1994 and 1999, with the Superleague war blocking him from making more appearances.[6] During the war he played for an Australian Rugby League "Rest of the World" side that took on the Australian Kangaroos.

In 2000 he represented the Aotearoa Māori at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.[7] He retired in 2000 after the World Cup.

Later years

On retirement, he returned to his native Christchurch and concentrated on coaching, winning several scholarships to improve his skills.[8][9] He has coached the Canterbury under-18 side and in 2005 he coached the New Zealand under-16 side when they toured Australia.[10][11]

In 2004 Hermansson was the assistant coach of the New Zealand Māori side in the Pacific Cup.[12]

References

  1. ^ HERMANSSON, TERRY BRIAN 1994, 1998 - 99 - KIWI #656 Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  4. ^ Terry Hermannson Archived 16 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine rugbyleague.co.nz 2000
  5. ^ RL: Hermansson signs for Warriors[dead link] AAP Sports News (Australia) 12-06-1998
  6. ^ Terry Hermansson Archived 16 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine nzleague.co.nz
  7. ^ The Teams: NZ Maori BBC 2000
  8. ^ Coaching Newsletter Academy of Sport 2005-02-09
  9. ^ 2006 Prime Minister's High Performance Coach Scholarship Programme beehive.govt.nz 20 December 2005
  10. ^ LION FOUNDATION NJC TEAM LISTS - ROUND 3 Lion Foundation NJC 20 Mar 2004
  11. ^ Kiwi U16's start tour with a win NZRL Media-Nadene Conlon 29-09-05
  12. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 330. ISBN 9781869693312.

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