Nick Kouparitsas

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Nick Kouparitsas
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Personal information
Full name Nicholas Kouparitsas
Nickname Koups
Born (1984-02-26) 26 February 1984 (age 30)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–2008 Bulldogs 34 3 0 0 12
2009–2010 Sydney Roosters 31 2 0 0 8
2011 London Broncos 16 2 0 0 8
Total 81 7 0 0 28
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–2006 Greece 2 0 0 0 0
As of 15 February 2012

Nick Kouparitsas (born (1984-02-26) 26 February 1984 (age 30) in Canberra, ACT) is a former Greek/Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 2000's and 2010's. A Greece international representative second-row forward, he previously played for the Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters.

Playing career[edit]

While attending Daramalan College, Canberra, Kouparitsas played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2001.[1]

Kouparitsas made his NRL début for the Bulldogs in 2006, making a total of 3 NRL appearances in 2006. He became a regular part of the Bulldogs first grade team in 2007. He scored his first NRL try on 22 June 2007 against Manly at Brookvale Oval.

In 2009, Kouparitsas spent the beginning of the season playing NSW Cup for Bulldogs' feeder club, the Bankstown City Bulls. As a result of not playing first grade, a release was sought from the Bulldogs and Kouparitsas signed with the Sydney Roosters prior to round 8. The deal was meant to go ahead weeks earlier, but the Bulldogs pulled out of the deal.[2] At the conclusion of the 2009 season, Kouparitsas has played in two consecutive wooden spoon teams (the Bulldogs in 2008 and then the Roosters in 2009).

He has joined English club Harlequins on a one year deal for the 2011 Engage Super League season.

He is now a real estate agent in QLD. He has retired from Rugby League

Representative career[edit]

At an international level, Kouparitsas played for the Greek Rugby League side in 2005 in a friendly match against Malta. He also took part in the historic first Rugby League match to take place in Greece, which was played in Athens on 28 October 2006.[3] Greece beat Serbia 44–26 in a match that featured Michael Korkidas, who captained Greece.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "RLeague - The World of Rugby League". RLeague. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ New South Wales Cup Round #6, Auckland Vulcans, 3 July 2009

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