20 April 1984 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
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.
Fraser Anderson attended The Church College of New Zealand. 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.
Rugby league career
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.
Anderson was named in both the Tonga training squad and the New Zealand training squad for the 2008 World Cup. Overlooked by New Zealand, Anderson was selected to play for Tonga in the World Cup.
Rugby union career
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.
- NRL Stats
- 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.
- "Tug-of-war over Mason". Sky Sports. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
- "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
- "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
- Anderson beats Benji to Japanese rugby AAP, 24 Feb 2009
- Willie Mason's manager Greg Keenan reveals Japan hit list The Daily Telegraph, 25 February 2009