|Full name||Frank Semu Pritchard|
|Nickname||Cranky, Frank the Tank|
3 November 1983 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||112 kg (17 st 9 lb)|
|2012||NRL All Stars||1||1||0||0||4|
Frank Semu Pritchard (born 3 November 1983 in Australia) is a professional rugby league footballer currently playing for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs of the National Rugby League (NRL). A New Zealand national representative forward, he previously played for the Penrith Panthers.
Pritchard made his National Rugby League debut on 3 May 2003 (round 8) for the Penrith Panthers against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Pritchard was first selected to represent New Zealand in 2005. Pritchard was a part of the Kiwis Squad who lost to the Australians 16-12 in extra time. He scored one try, his first international points.
On 17 February 2007, just before the NRL season, Pritchard and his brother Tom were involved in a violent confrontation in the Liverpool area. His brother reportedly received four knife wounds, including one to the pulmonary artery. Pritchard was stabbed in the hand, which led to him having an operation the next day. He was selected to play for the New Zealand national team from the interchange bench in the 2007 ANZAC Test loss against Australia.
- PRITCHARD, FRANK SEMU 2005 - 2010 - KIWI #718 nzleague.co.nz
- Wilson, Andy (27 October 2007). "Kiwis have another dig at Pommie Fa'asavalu". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2 May 2010.
- Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 2007 Story: "NZ's Pritchard free to play in Test"
- "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08.