9 June 1992 |
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||102 kg (16 st 1 lb)|
|2013–15||New South Wales||3||0||0||0||0|
Boyd Cordner (born 9 June 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League. A New South Wales, Country Origin and Australia representative player, Cordner primarily plays at second-row and lock. Cordner won a premiership with the Sydney Roosters in the 2013 NRL season.
Born in Taree, New South Wales, Cordner played his junior football for the Old Bar Pirates and Taree Red Rovers and attended St Clare's High School before being by the Sydney Roosters. Cordner played for the Roosters NYC team between 2009 and 2011.
In Round 13 of the 2011 NRL season, Cordner made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the New Zealand Warriors at SFS, playing off the interchange bench in the Roosters 13-6 win. Cordner finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 7 matches for the Roosters in the 2011 NRL season.
In Round 4 against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park, Cordner scored his first NRL career try in the Roosters 4-44 loss. In April 2012, Cordner was selected as captain of the New South Wales team in the inaugural Under 20's State of Origin, Cordner played at second-row in NSW's 18-14 win over Queensland at Penrith Stadium. Cordner finished the Roosters 2012 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches and scoring 4 tries.
In January 2013, Cordner extended his contract for a further three years, keeping him at the Roosters until the end of the 2016 season. In April 2013, Cordner was selected for the NSW Country team, playing second-row in Country's 18-12 win at Coffs Harbour. Cordner was selected for the New South Wales team on the interchange bench in Game III of the 2013 State Of Origin series in NSW's 10-12 loss at ANZ Stadium. In Round 22 against the Canberra Raiders at the SFS, Cordner suffered a broken ankle in the Roosters 28-22 win, making Cordner race the clock to be back for the Roosters in the Finals series. Cordner recovered from the injury just in time for the Roosters 2013 NRL Grand Final match against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles starting at lock in the number #18 jersey shifting Frank-Paul Nu'uausala back to the interchange bench. The Roosters won the Grand Final 26-18. On 1 October 2013, Cordner won the 2013 Dally M Second Rower of the year award. Cordner finished off his impressive 2014 NRL season with him playing in 20 matches, scoring 9 tries and kicking a goal for the Roosters. On 7 October 2013, Cordner was selected for the Australia's 24 man 2013 World Cup squad, playing in 2 matches and making his Australian national debut against Fiji off the interchange bench in the Kangaroos 34-2 win at Langtree Park.
Cordner was selected for the Australian squad to play against New Zealand in the 2014 ANZAC Test at the SFS. Cordner started at second-row in the Kangaroos 30-18 win. Cordner was selected for Game 3 of the New South Wales 2014 State of Origin side. Cordner played off the interchange bench in the match at Suncorp Stadium. Cordner finished off the Roosters' 2014 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches and scoring 9 tries. In October 2014, Cordner was selected in the Australian 24 man Four Nations squad.
- Boyd Cordner rugbyleagueproject.org