David Mead (rugby league)
|Full name||David Mead (formerly Moore)|
4 November 1988 |
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (14 st 7 lb)|
|Position||Fullback, Wing, Centre|
|2009–||Gold Coast Titans||107||55||0||0||220|
|2008–13||Papua New Guinea||8||5||0||0||20|
David Mead (formerly Moore) (born 4 November 1988) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League. A Papua New Guinea national representative winger, he has played his entire NRL career to dat with the Titans.
In 2009, Mead signed a contract extension with the Gold Coast Titans after turning down an offer from the Sydney Roosters. He made his club debut in round 13 of the 2009 season. In round 17, he made his first appearance in the starting line-up, scoring 2 tries. He went on to score 2 tries in the following round. He also scored a double in his first semi-final appearance at the end of the year.
A regular on the wing in 2010, Mead was one of the club's leaders in many statistics before a foot injury sore him miss the rest of the season from July onwards. Mead said, "It is pretty frustrating because I have worked so hard and to get halfway through the year now and it is all just gone, just like that."
Despite the Titans poor record in 2011, Mead played in every game and scored 16 tries from his 24 appearances. In the round 9 match against the New Zealand Warriors, he scored a treble, and finished the season by scoring tries in 6 consecutive matches.
Mead wishes to one day represent Qld in State of Origin and follow in the footsteps of his childhood hero and fellow Papua New Guinean Adrian Lam. Mead played his first senior football for the Titans Toyota Cup side, making him eligible to play for the Maroons.
In the 2013 NRL season's 23rd round Mead became the first Titan to score 50 tries.
|2009||Gold Coast Titans||14||8||0||0||32|
|2010||Gold Coast Titans||15||6||0||0||24|
|2011||Gold Coast Titans||24||16||0||0||64|
|2012||Gold Coast Titans||20||10||0||0||40|
|2013||Gold Coast Titans||16||11||0||0||44|
|2014 *||Gold Coast Titans||0||0||0||0||0|
(* denotes season still competing)
PNG Test Debut – 25 October 2008
First Grade Debut – 8 June 2009
|Gold Coast Titans
Most Tries (51)
Most Tries in a Season (16)
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- Luke Turgeon (30 June 2010). "Mead's season in ruins". goldcoast.com.au. Retrieved 4 March 2013.