Josh McGuire

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This article is about the Samoan rugby league player. For the Canadian fencer, see Josh McGuire (fencer). For the Samoan footballer, see Josh Maguire.
Josh McGuire
Personal information
Nickname The Big Show[1]
Born (1990-03-02) 2 March 1990 (age 25)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock, Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Brisbane Broncos 118 7 0 0 28
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–14 Samoa 5 0 0 0 0
2012–14 Prime Minister's XIII 2 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Josh McGuire (born 2 March 1990) is an Australian rugby league player who plays for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League (NRL). He primarily plays at prop.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, McGuire moved to Lismore, New South Wales with his family when he was two. He moved back to Brisbane at age 12 and began playing junior rugby league for the Aspley Devils at age 14.[2]

McGuire played for the Brisbane Broncos Under 20's side from 2008-2010, playing 29 games and scoring 11 tries. He made his NRL debut for the Broncs in against the New Zealand Warriors in Round 3, 2009. He scored his first NRL try for the Brisbane Broncos in a 30–10 win over the Cronulla Sharks.[3]

Representative career[edit]

McGuire's mother was born in Auckland, New Zealand and is of Samoan descent, making McGuire eligible for Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.[4]

In 2007, McGuire played for Queensland Under 17's and Under 19's. In 2008, he played for Queensland Under 18's.

In 2010, McGuire debuted for Samoa against New Zealand on October 16.[5]

In 2011, he was selected in the Australian Kangaroos train-on squad but was later omitted due to eligibility issues from playing for Samoa.[6]

In 2012, McGuire was selected as 18th man for Queensland in Game 2 of the 2012 State of Origin series.

In 2014, McGuire was selected as 18th man for Queensland in Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin series.


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