Dale Copley

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Dale Copley
Personal information
Nickname Copper, The Cop
Born (1991-07-29) 29 July 1991 (age 23)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Brisbane Broncos 63 30 0 0 120
Source: RLP

Dale Copley (born 29 July 1991) is an Australian Rugby League Player for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League. Copley primary positions are centre and wing.


Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Copley played his junior rugby league for the Aspley Devils and attended Wavell State High School before being signed by the Brisbane Broncos. Copley played in the Broncos NYC in 2009-2011.

Brisbane Broncos 2009-[edit]


In Round 15 of the 2009 NRL season, Copley made his NRL debut against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at fullback in the Broncos 46-12 loss at Remondis Stadium.[1] In Copley’s 3rd first grade match in Round 20 against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, Copley scored his first NRL career try in the corner from a spectacular flick pass from Justin Hodges at dummy half in the Broncos 34-18 loss.[2] Copley finished his debut year in the NRL for the Brisbane Broncos in the 2009 NRL season with him playing in 4 matches and scoring 2 tries (8p).


Copley played in 2 matches and scored 1 try (4p) for the Broncos in the 2010 NRL season, spending most of the year in the Broncos NYC team.


Copley finished the Brisbane Broncos 2011 NRL season with him playing in 17 matches and scoring 8 tries (32p).


After Broncos winger Jharal Yow Yeh suffered a career ending ankle injury in Round 4 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Perth Stadium in the Broncos 20-12 win.[3] Copley replaced Yow Yeh on the wing playing in 15 matches and scoring 4 tries (16p) for the Broncos in the 2012 NRL season.


Copley’s 2013 NRL season was ruined by a season ending patella tendon injury in his right knee in the Broncos first trial match at the Gold Coast Titans at Dolphin Oval in Redcliffe.[4]


On 14 February 2014, Copley was selected in the Brisbane Broncos runners-up inaugural 2014 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[5] Copley returned to the Broncos first grade team in Round 1 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, scoring a try in the Broncos 18-12 win.[6] Copley finished off the 2014 NRL season as the Broncos highest try-scorer with 16 (64p) in all of the Broncos 25 matches. On 15 September 2014, Copley was selected for the Australia Kangaroos Four Nations train-on squad later didn't make the final squad.[7]


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