Keith Galloway

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Keith Galloway
Robbie Farah and Keith Galloway (26 April 2009).jpg
Galloway playing for Wests in 2009
Personal information
Full name Keith Joseph Galloway
Nickname Big Red[1]
Born (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 28)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–05 Cronulla-Sutherland 37 4 0 0 16
2006– Wests Tigers 134 5 0 0 20
Total 171 9 0 0 36
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0
2009–11 City NSW 3 0 0 0 0
2011 Australia 5 1 0 0 4
As of 8 September 2013
Source: League Central, RLP

Keith Galloway (born 2 September 1985 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Wests Tigers of the National Rugby League (NRL). A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative forward, he previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Galloway primarily plays at Prop forward, and is known for his size and power.[2]

Biography[edit]

While attending Marist College Kogarah, Galloway played for the NSW under 17s and 19s[3] and then Australian Schoolboys team in 2002.[4] Galloway played junior football with the Brighton Seagulls in the St George District, before being enticed to switch to the Yarrawarrah Tigers by mentor Robert Stone.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks[edit]

Galloway made his NRL debut for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2003 while still attending high school. He was on the receiving end of a John Hopoate leaping elbow charge in 2005, leaving the 19-year old footballer unconscious on the field. The event led to a 17-week suspension for Hopoate.[6]

Wests Tigers[edit]

Galloway joined the Wests Tigers in 2006. Galloway was eligible for Scotland's 2008 Rugby League World Cup campaign.[7][8][9] He was named in the Scotland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[10]

He was selected for City in the City vs Country match on 8 May 2009.[11] Before the 2009 State of Origin series Galloway was named in the 40 man New South Wales preliminary squad but was ultimately not available for selection due to injury.[12] Later that year he was named in Australia's Four-Nations train-on squad.[13] He was also picked for the Prime Minister's XIII to play Papua New Guinea,[14] but had to withdraw due to an injury to his left knee.[15]

In 2010, he signed a contract to remain at the club until the end of the 2013 season.[16]

In 2011, Galloway made his State of Origin debut, coming off the bench in game 3 of the series, but saw limited time on the field.[17] At the end of the season, Galloway became the first Wests Tigers' prop to be chosen in an Australian squad. He said of the selection, "I'm super stoked to be there. I was happy with my form this year, I didn't have many injuries and I got through 23 games, which is the most I've played. Consistency-wise it was my best year."[18]

Galloway made his test debut against New Zealand, coming off the bench to score a try in the second half, in a game won easily by Australia. He went on to play in all four of Australia's Four Nations matches. He was awarded the Noel Kelly Medal for Best Forward at the Wests Tigers for the year.[19]

Injuries hampered Galloway's chances of playing representative football in 2012.[20] He made 18 appearances for the Wests Tigers throughout the season, with the club losing every game that he was unable to play in.

A torn pectoral muscle in the round two game saw Galloway miss seventeen weeks of football in 2013, playing just 9 games. In July, he re-signed with the club for another three seasons. Coach Mick Potter said, "Keith consistently makes the most metres which gives the team that much needed go forward. He definitely has a presence on the field, being a big man he stops people on contact."[21] Galloway was expected to play for Scotland in the 2013 World Cup, but withdrew with a foot injury.[22]

Career highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Karas (1 April 2009). "‘Big Red’ earns his Tigers’ stripes". Weekly Times. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Glenn Jackson (28 April 2009). "Every magician needs a prop, and for every spellbinding Marshall there's a Galloway". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Josh Rakic (2 July 2011). "Big red feels right at home with the Blues, thanks to some familiar faces". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  4. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  5. ^ Glenn Jackson (30 October 2010). "Galloway won't let sentiment get in way". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hopoate sacked after 17-match suspension". ABC News. 2005-03-23. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Robertson ready for Scotland". Sportinglife. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  8. ^ "Robertson set for kilt call-up". Fox Sports. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Aussie stars join Scotland". Sky Sports. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  10. ^ "Henderson trio in Scots cup squad". BBC. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  11. ^ Balym, Todd (2009-05-03). "Blues halfback duel in two as Mitchell Pearce misses selection". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  12. ^ "Anasta and Mason left out of 40-man Origin squad". smh.com.au. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  13. ^ "Kangaroos selectors stick with tried and tested". livenews.com.au. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  14. ^ "Penrith's Petero Civoniceva named captain of Prime Minister's XIII". foxsports.com.au. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  15. ^ "Matt Scott called into Prime Minister's XIII". Daily Telegraph (Australia). 23 September 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  16. ^ Christian Nicolussi (17 March 2010). "Queensland State of Origin selectors to keep eye on Lote Tuqiri's progress". Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  17. ^ Ryan O'Connell (7 July 2011). "Origin 3: NSW Blues player ratings". The Roar. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  18. ^ Christian Nicolussi (4 October 2011). "Keith Galloway ends Tiger prop curse". Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Gareth Ellis is Wests Tigers Player of the Year". Ozzie News. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  20. ^ Greg Prichard and Michael Chammas (30 May 2012). "Pride and passion the key as Galloway awaits a call-up". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "NRL: Wests Tigers re-sign Keith Galloway for three more seasons". ABC News. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12040/8935607/galloway-and-mcmanus-withdraw-from-scottish-world-cup-squad". Sky Sports. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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