Michael Weyman

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Michael Weyman
Personal information
Nickname Mick
Born (1984-09-13) 13 September 1984 (age 29)
Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 113 kg (17 st 11 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–2008 Canberra Raiders 47 3 0 0 12
2009–2013 St. George Illawarra 93 9 0 0 36
2014– Hull Kingston Rovers 20 7 0 0 28
Total 160 19 0 0 76
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–2012 Country Origin 2 0 0 0 0
2009–2010 New South Wales 4 0 0 0 0
2010 Australia 1 0 0 0 0
As of 13 December 2012
Source: RLP

Michael Weyman (born 13 September 1984) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for Hull KR of the Super League. A Hull KR forward, he previously played for the St George Illawarra Dragons before moving to Hull KR. Weyman is the older brother of former Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks player, Tim Weyman.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Moruya, New South Wales, Weyman played his junior football for the Moruya Sharks. While attending Carroll College in 2001 and Erindale College in 2002, Weyman was selected for the Australian Schoolboys team and was captain of the team.[1][2] In 2002 and 2003, Weyman was selected for the Junior Kangaroos team and played for the New South Wales U19s in 2003.

National Rugby League[edit]

Weyman was signed by the Canberra Raiders. In Round 10 of the 2003 NRL season he made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Penrith Panthers.[3]

In May 2008, Weyman signed a 2-year deal with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2009, despite being offered a 1-year extension with the Raiders.[4][5] In 2008, Weyman was suspended for six weeks after punching Gold Coast Titans forward Daniel Conn, breaking Conn's nose and leading the media to brand Weyman as a "thug".[4][6] The incident was the low-point of Weyman's 2008 season and he played only seven NRL matches for the Raiders that year.[4]

In 2009, Weyman was selected for Country in the City vs Country Origin match on 8 May 2009.[7] Later that month Weyman was named in the 17-man squad to represent New South Wales in the opening game of the 2009 State of Origin series.[8] Weyman made his Origin debut on 3 June 2009, in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium. Weyman missed the final game of the Origin series with an ankle injury.

For the 2010 ANZAC Test, Weyman was selected to play for Australia from the interchange bench in their victory against New Zealand. Weyman played 2 games for New South Wales in the 2010 State of Origin series. Weyman played in the 2010 NRL Grand Final for the St. George Illawarra Dragons against the Sydney Roosters. Weyman and Conn went head to head again in the Grand Final with Conn being put on report for a late shot on Weyman in the first half. The Dragons won 32–8.

In February 2011, Weyman played in the 2011 World Club Challenge for the St. George Illawarra Dragons against the Wigan Warriors, the Dragons winning 21-15. In an interview with the NRL regarding Weyman, Dragons coach Wayne Bennett said "I'd have him in any team I coached, I wouldn't have a hesitation."[9]

In 2012, Weyman tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and had to have reconstructive surgery.[10] He was ruled out for the rest of the 2012 NRL season having only played 10 games.

Super League[edit]

In July 2013, Michael Weyman signed a 2 year deal with Hull KR for the 2014 European Super League season. During the 2014 season, he scored 4 tries in 4 consecutive games which placed him 2nd in the Hull KR try charts for a brief period of time.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Mascord, Steve (14 May 2003). "Smith has the Moodie blues". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rugby League Forums". rleague.com. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Read, Brent (28 March 2009). "Weyman thrives in Bennett revolution". The Australian. Retrieved 1 June 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Prichard, Greg (8 May 2008). "A ring, proposal and Weyman's sold". Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Weyman banned for six weeks". Fox Sports. 8 April 20089. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Balym, Todd (3 May 2009). "Blues halfback duel in two as Mitchell Pearce misses selection". Fox Sports. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Fitzgibbon, Liam (25 May 2009). "NSW selectors go with form and not reputation for Origin opener". Fox Sports News (Australia). Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "What Bennett saw in Weyman". Nrl.com. 4 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Barton, Joe (16 May 2012). "Weyman's NRL season over with knee injury". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hull KR: 'Try-machine' Michael Weyman gunning for Salford Red Devils | Hull Daily Mail". hulldailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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