|Nickname||Dane The Train, Big Daddy Tilse|
24 January 1985 |
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||200 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||112 kg (17 st 9 lb)|
Dane Tilse (born 24 January 1985, in Scone, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league player for the Canberra Raiders club, in the National Rugby League (NRL). His position of choice is at prop. At 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) tall Tilse is currently the tallest player in the NRL.
Dane Tilse and other Newcastle Knights players were involved in a drunken incident in Bathurst, New South Wales in 2005 in which a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted. Although no official complaint was made and police did not lay any charges, the Newcastle board sacked Tilse and issued fines totalling A$50,000 against 12 players over the incident at Charles Sturt University for breaching the club curfew. Tilse was also de-registered by the NRL for a period of twelve months.
Amidst the controversy, the Knights terminated 20-year-old Dane Tilse's contract for conduct "contrary and prejudicial to the club and the NRL".
Tilse later apologised for his part in the drunken rampage.