Luke Branighan

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Luke Branighan
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Personal information
Nickname Brano
Born (1981-06-29) 29 June 1981 (age 33)
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 St George Illawarra 15 2 0 0 8
2001–02 Cronulla Sharks 1 0 0 0 0
Total 16 2 0 0 8
As of 2002
Source: [1]

Luke Branighan (born 29 June 1981) is an Australian former professional rugby league player. He primarily played as a Stand-off. He previously played for the St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the NRL.


Branighan made his debut with St George Illawarra halfway through 2000. He remained in the first-grade team for the rest of the season, playing in the halves with Trent Barrett.[2] He joined the Sharks in 2001, but made only one further NRL appearance.

While playing for New South Wales Cup side Balmain Tigers in 2005, Branighan was selected to tour with the Malta Knights.[3] In 2010 he played for Halifax in the Co-operative Championship.

Returning to Australia, Branighan played for Mounties in the Bundaberg Red Cup in 2011. In 2012, he became captain-coach of the Young Cherrypickers in the Group 9 competition.[4]


  1. ^ Luke Branighan at
  2. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "First ever squad for Maltese soil". 2 July 2005. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Pamela Whaley (28 September 2011). "Young signs Luke Branighan". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 

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