Mark Hughes (born 15 December 1976 in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played club football for the Newcastle Knights in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) and later for the Catalans Dragons in the European Super League. He primarily played at fullback or in the centres.
Club career [ edit ]
Hughes played for the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs in their 1995 grand final victory. He then joined the Newcastle Knights and in his debut season he was on the wing in Newcastle's maiden
Grand Final victory over Manly in the 1997 Optus Cup final. He subsequently shifted to the centres where he played in the Knights' 2001 NRL grand final victory.
Having won the
2001 NRL Premiership, the Knights traveled to England to play the 2002 World Club Challenge against Super League champions, the Bradford Bulls. Hughes played at centre in Newcastle's loss. Hughes was selected for all three games for the New South Wales Blues in the 2001 Origin series where he played at fullback.
Injuries hampered Hughes' later career and limited his representative appearances. At the end of 2005 he left the Knights to join French club
Les Catalans for the 2006 European Super League season.
In 2010 he was named fullback of Kurri Rugby League Club's team of the century.
Career highlights [ edit ]
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