Daniel Mortimer

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Daniel Mortimer
Mortimer while playing for the Newtown Jets in 2012.
Personal information
Born (1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Halfback, Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–11 Parramatta Eels 48 12 0 0 48
2012–14 Sydney Roosters 43 8 7 0 46
2014– Gold Coast Titans 14 0 1 0 2
Total 105 20 8 0 96
Source: RLP

Daniel Mortimer (born 13 June 1989) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Parramatta Eels and won a premiership with the Sydney Roosters. He primarily plays five-eighth, halfback and hooker.

Playing career[edit]

Early playing career[edit]

Mortimer playing for the Eels in 2008.

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Mortimer attended James Sheahan Catholic High School while playing his junior football for Orange CYMS before being signed by the Parramatta Eels. He played for the Eels' NYC team in 2008 and 2009.[1]

2009-11: Career with Parramatta[edit]

In Round 12 of the 2009 NRL season, Mortimer made his NRL debut for the Eels against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[2][3] He went on to score 10 tries from 18 games in his rookie season as the Eels five-eighth.[4]

At the end of 2009, Mortimer played in the Eels' 2009 NRL Grand Final loss to the Melbourne Storm.

In 2010, after a lacklustre start to the season, Mortimer reflected on 2009 saying, "We hit form that not many teams have done in the history of footy, so to be judged on that's pretty harsh".[5]

In October 2011, Mortimer signed a 2-year contract with the Sydney Roosters starting in 2012.[6]

2012-14: Career with Sydney[edit]

In September 2012, Mortimer captained the Newtown Jets, the Sydney Roosters' New South Wales Cup team, in their 2012 New South Wales Cup Grand Final win over the Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers[7]

In May 2013, Mortimer re-signed with the Roosters on a 2-year contract.[8]

At the end of 2013, Mortimer played in the Roosters' 2013 NRL Grand Final win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

In February 2014, Mortimer played in the Roosters' 2014 World Club Challenge win over the Wigan Warriors.

2014: Career with Gold Coast[edit]

In June 2014, Mortimer joined the Gold Coast Titans mid-season on a 2 12-year contract.[9]

Representative career[edit]

In 2007, Mortimer played for the New South Wales Combined Catholic Schools team and Australian Schoolboys.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Mortimer is the son of former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs player Peter Mortimer and the nephew of former Bulldogs player Steve Mortimer and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks player Glen Mortimer.


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