Bronson Harrison

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bronson Harrison
Bronson Harrison.JPG
Harrison playing for New Zealand in 2008
Personal information
Full name Bronson Lee Harrison
Born (1985-10-10) 10 October 1985 (age 29)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–08 Wests Tigers 79 10 0 0 40
2009–12 Canberra Raiders 83 11 0 0 44
2013–14 St. George Illawarra 34 1 0 0 4
Total 196 22 0 0 88
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–2011 New Zealand 12 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP, League Central & NRL Stats

Bronson Harrison (born 10 October 1985) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays in the second-row and lock. He previously played for the Wests Tigers and Canberra Raiders. Harrison has also represented the New Zealand Kiwis at international level and was a part of the 2008 World Cup winning squad.

Biography[edit]

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Harrison played his junior football for Five Dock and the Leichhardt Wanderers before being signed by Sydney NRL club, Wests Tigers.

Professional playing career[edit]

Tigers[edit]

Harrison made his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers in Round 4 of the 2004 NRL season against the North Queensland Cowboys. Harrison made his international debut for New Zealand in a test against France in 2005. As NRL Premiers Wests faced Super League champions Bradford Bulls in the 2006 World Club Challenge. Harrison played from the interchange bench in the Tigers' 30-10 loss.

After initially missing out on the final 24-man squad, Harrison was called in as a replacement in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[1] He was a starting player in New Zealand's squad for the World Cup final victory over Australia.

On 25 September 2008, although contracted to the Wests Tigers for a further season, Harrison was released and signed a 3-year deal with the Canberra Raiders.[2]

Raiders[edit]

He joined the Raiders in 2009. Harrison was selected for the ANZAC Test and Four Nations in 2009, again being selected for both in 2010. For the 2010 Anzac Test, Harrison was selected to play for New Zealand at second-row forward in their loss against Australia. He was selected for the ANZAC Test in 2011 but after a disappointing year for the Raiders, missed out on the Four Nations squad that year. After 2 years with the Raiders, Harrison was given the chance to co-captain 5 games in the 2011 season. On 14 November 2012, Harrison signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2013, after being released from the final year of his Raiders contract.[3]

Dragons[edit]

The 2013 NRL season was Harrison's first with St George Illawarra Dragons.

In 2014, Harrison became an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government and is an Apprentice Mentor in the NRL's Trade UP With The NRL Program.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]