22 May 1981 |
West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 10 lb) |
|2001–2006||New South Wales||10||0||0||0||0|
Mark O'Meley (born 22 May 1981 in West Wyalong, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for Hull F.C. of Super League. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative forward, he previously played in the National Rugby League for the North Sydney Bears, the ill-fated Northern Eagles, the Bulldogs (with whom he won the 2004 NRL premiership), and the Sydney Roosters.
O'Meley played with the Northern Lakes Warriors (previously Munmorah Maulers) on the New South Wales' Central Coast.
O'Meley, nicknamed the Ogre or "Shrek" for his shaved head and burly figure, was first selected to represent New South Wales as a front-rower for game II of the 2001 State of Origin series. He has also represented in the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Origin series.
O'Meley was selected in the Australian team to go and compete in the end of season 2004 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament. In his first game he scored one try. In the final against Great Britain he played from the interchange bench in the Kangaroos' 44-4 victory.
He announced that he would be leaving the Roosters at the end of the 2009 NRL season to play in Europe's Super League with English club Hull along with Roosters team-mates Craig Fitzgibbon and Jordan Tansey.
O'Meley agreed a one-year extension of his contract with Hull FC in September 2012, making him eligible to play for the 2013 Super League season.
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