Tom Butterfield

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Tommy Butterfield
T Butterfield, Easts versus Souths Logan.JPG
Personal information
Born (1988-04-16) 16 April 1988 (age 30)
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Weight 78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007 Papua New Guinea
Source: [1]

Tommy Butterfield (born 16 April 1988 in Alotau, Papua New Guinea) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup. He plays as a hooker. He is a Papua New Guinea international and was previously contracted to the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League.

Early years

Butterfield attended Redcliffe State High School and the University of the Sunshine Coast.[2]

Playing career

Butterfield was a Redcliffe Dolphins junior and currently plays for the Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup.

In 2012 he was approached by Whitehaven but the club failed to get Rugby Football League approval.[3]

Representative career

Butterfield toured Europe with Papua New Guinea in 2007.[4]

He was named in the Papua New Guinea training squad for the 2008 World Cup, but did not make the final squad.[5]

In 2009 he played for PNG against Australia's Prime Minister's XIII.[4]

In 2010 he played for Australian Universities Rugby League when they toured England and France.[2]

References

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ a b Butterfield among cream of crop in league usc.edu.au, 19 October 2010
  3. ^ Whitehaven sign PNG's Glen Nami and Jesse Joe Parker bbc.co.uk, 22 February 2012
  4. ^ a b Butterfield dons PNG colours Redcliffe and Bayside Herald, 30 September 2009
  5. ^ "PNG name preliminary squad". RLWC.com. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-06.

External links

  • Redcliffe Dolphins profile
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