|Lee while playing for the 2012 Under 20s Queensland side|
18 September 1992 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||97 kg (15 st 4 lb)|
Edrick Lee (born 18 September 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League. Lee primarily plays at centre and wing. Lee is an Indigenous Australian of Torres Strait Islander descent.
Born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Lee began playing rugby league at age 12 for Easts Mount Gravatt. A keen basketball player in his youth, Lee represented the Brisbane Bullets development squad before deciding to focus on rugby league. Lee is the cousin of NBA basketball player, Patty Mills. In 2010, Lee was playing rugby league in Brisbane's division two competition for Mt Gravatt, situated in the Brisbane Broncos official catchment area, when he was spotted by Souths Logan Magpies scout Brian Edwards. Edwards recruited Lee to the Magpies under 20s squad. After 8 games, Edwards contacted Canberra Raiders development officer David Hamilton, who signed Lee to play for the Raiders Toyota Cup side for 2011. In his first season for the Raiders under 20s side, Lee played 14 games, scoring 5 tries, playing wing, second row and off the bench. In 2012, Lee was included in the Raiders first grade trial against the Melbourne Storm, in which he scored a try. In 9 March 2012, Lee re-signed with Canberra for a further 2 years, until the end of the 2014 NRL season. Lee cemented his spot in the centres for the Raiders under 20's in 2012, scoring 11 tries in their first 10 games. One of the form players to start the year, Lee was called up to represent Queensland in the inaugural Under 20's State of Origin. Lee scored 2 tries in the 18-14 loss to New South Wales at Penrith Stadium.
In Round 12 of the 2012 NRL season, Lee made his NRL debut on the wing for the Canberra Raiders against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Raiders 36-18 loss at ANZ Stadium. In his third first grade game, in Round 14, against the Newcastle Knights, Lee scored his first and second NRL career tries in the Raiders 32-16 win at Hunter Stadium. Lee finished his debut year in the NRL with playing in 7 matches and scoring 6 tries for the Raiders in the 2012 NRL season. Edrick Lee was listed on 23 of September in Lifestyle Uncuts' Top Ten Youngsters in the NRL, alongside players such as Nathan Green and Paul Carter.
In Round 13 against the Brisbane Broncos, Lee broke his arm with 15 minutes remaining. He remained on the field in the Raiders 30-18 win, resulting in Lee being praised for the toughness he showed. Lee also scored a try in the match at Canberra Stadium. The fracture ended Lee's 2013 NRL season. Lee had played in 9 matches and scored 7 tries for the Raiders. On 23 October 2013, Lee re-signed with the Canberra Raiders till the end of the 2017 season.
In Round 3 against the Gold Coast Titans at Canberra Stadium, Lee was originally ruled out for the rest of the 2014 NRL season after tearing ligaments in his foot during the Raiders 24-12 loss. However, Lee made a return for the Raiders in Round 22 against the Parramatta Eels on the wing in the Raiders 18-10 loss at TIO Stadium in Darwin. Lee finished the 2014 NRL season for the Raiders with him playing in 8 matches and scoring 2 tries.
- Edrick Lee rugbyleagueproject.org