|Mortimer with the Parramatta Toyota Cup team in 2008|
13 June 1989 |
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (12 st 13 lb)|
|Source: NRL Stats|
Daniel Mortimer (born 13 June 1989) is an Australian professional rugby league player. He is the son of former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Australian Rugby League player Peter Mortimer . Daniel grew up in Orange, NSW. He currently plays for Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. After a partnership with Albert Kelly in the National Youth Competition (Toyota Cup), and several key injuries and departures in the senior team, Daniel Mortimer was called up to take up the Five-Eighth position. He was named on an extended bench against the South Sydney Rabbitohs but debuted for the Parramatta Eels in Round 12 2009 against the Cronulla Sharks.
2009 and 2010 Season Highlights
Daniel played his first NRL match, with the Parramatta Eels at the time they were coming 13th on the ladder but they have surprised everybody by coming back to 8th place to make the finals and they have also qualified for the Grand Final. They are the first team to do so in the history of NRL. In the first three weeks of the finals the Eels have been the team that came 1st (Dragons), 2nd (Bulldogs) and 3rd (Titans) and play 4th (Storm) in the grand final. Daniel Mortimer has also worked with Andrew Johns who helps with his kicking game and Daniel Anderson who is Parramatta's former coach. He has scored 10 tries from 16 games in his rookie season as the Eels 5/8.
In 2010 after a less than spectacular 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".
- Ritchie, Dean (30 May 2009). "Daniel Mortimer to start for Eels". The Daily Telegraph.
- "Sharks Sink Eels". Pirtek Parramatta Eels Media. 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- "Eels determined to 'win ugly'". Herald Sun Media. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
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