|Harrison playing for New Zealand in 2008|
|Full name||Bronson Lee Harrison|
10 October 1985 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Lock, Prop|
|2013–||St. George Illawarra||30||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.
Professional playing career
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. He was a starting player in New Zealand's squad for the World Cup final victory over Australia.
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.
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.
- "Kiwi Webb forced out of World Cup". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
- "Tigers release Harrison to join Raiders". The Australian. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-10-04.