Fraser Anderson

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Fraser Anderson
Personal information
Born (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 30)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006 Brisbane 2 1 0 0 4
2007–08 Cronulla 43 12 0 0 48
Total 45 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Tonga
Source: [1][2]

Fraser Anderson (born 20 April 1984 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand professional rugby football who currently plays rugby union for the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers. He is of Tongan descent.

Early years[edit]

Fraser Anderson attended The Church College of New Zealand.[3] He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served for two years as a missionary in Olongapo in the Philippines.[4]

Rugby league career[edit]

Anderson made his first grade rugby league debut for the Brisbane Broncos in Round 14, 2006 against South Sydney Rabbitohs at Telstra Stadium. Anderson then became a regular in the Cronulla Sharks line up during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, playing either in the centres or the second row.

Representative career[edit]

Anderson was named in both the Tonga training squad and the New Zealand training squad for the 2008 World Cup.[5][6] Overlooked by New Zealand, Anderson was selected to play for Tonga in the World Cup.[7]

Rugby union career[edit]

On 24 February 2009 it was announced that Anderson had been granted an immediate release from his Sharks contract to take up a two year contract with Top League Japanese rugby union club, Kobe, worth A$400,000 per year.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRL Stats
  2. ^ RLP
  3. ^ Rattue, Chris (28 February 2009). "Rugby: NRL's biggest stars develop yen for rugby". New Zealand Herald (New Zealand Media and Entertainment). Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport/Exmissionary-Anderson-in-Broncos-jersey/2006/06/09/1149815289962.html
  5. ^ "Tug-of-war over Mason". Sky Sports. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  8. ^ Anderson beats Benji to Japanese rugby AAP, 24 Feb 2009
  9. ^ Willie Mason's manager Greg Keenan reveals Japan hit list The Daily Telegraph, 25 February 2009