Dane Carlaw

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Dane Carlaw
Dane Carlaw.jpg
Carlaw playing for Catalans in 2009
Personal information
Born (1980-02-21) 21 February 1980 (age 34)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–07 Brisbane Broncos 181 25 0 0 100
2008–10 Catalans Dragons 81 12 0 0 48
2011 Brisbane Broncos 7 0 0 0 0
Total 269 37 0 0 148
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–07 Queensland 13 4 0 0 16
2001–03 Australia 6 0 0 0 0
Source: NRL Stats

Dane Carlaw (born 21 February 1980 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s. An Australia national and Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played in Australia for National Rugby League club, the Brisbane Broncos (with whom he won the 2000 and 2006 NRL Premierships) and in France for Super League club, Catalans Dragons.

Playing career[edit]

While attending Padua College, Carlaw played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1997.[1]

A reliable workhorse in the second row, Carlaw won the Broncos' rookie of the year award in 2000 and also tasted premiership success with the club at the end of his first season, playing at prop in the 2000 NRL grand final victory over the Sydney Roosters. He goes in and out of form in patches but has represented Queensland and, at his peak, Australia. Alternately, Greg Dowling once commented about him, "looks like Tarzan plays like Jane."[2]

At the end of the 2001 NRL season, he went on the 2001 Kangaroo tour.

In the 2006 NRL Grand Final Carlaw was selected to play from the interchange bench for the Broncos who won the match, claiming another premiership. As 2006 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos travelled to England to face 2006 Super League champions, St Helens RLFC in the 2007 World Club Challenge. Carlaw played as a prop forward in the Broncos' 14-18 loss.

Carlaw moved to Catalans after the 2007 NRL season. In 2010 he became eligible to play for France after having spent three years playing in the country.

On 30 November 2010, he re-signed with Brisbane Broncos on a one year deal [3] He played for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the 2011 Queensland Cup.[4]

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