|McKendry playing for the New Zealand Māori in 2008|
19 July 1989 |
Stirling, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb)|
|2008–2010||New Zealand Māori||2||1||0||0||4|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Sam McKendry (born 19 July 1989 in Stirling, Western Australia) is a professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. He plays as a prop and is a New Zealand international.
McKendry was a Mt Albert Lions junior and played for the Junior Kiwis. He was a former boarding student at Mt Albert Grammar School where he represented the under 15 Rugby team and Rugby League First XIII.
Sam McKendry debuted for the Penrith Panthers in the 2008 NRL season, with successful and unsuccessful stints keeping him in and out of first-grade. However, during the 2010 NRL season, McKendry became a fixed member of Penrith Panthers 17-man squad.
In 2008 McKendry played for the New Zealand Māori in a curtain raiser to the 2008 World Cup. In 2010 he was named in the New Zealand Kiwis squad for the Four Nations tournament after Fuifui Moimoi withdrew due to injury.
He made his test debut for the New Zealand Kiwis in the 2010 Four Nations. For the 2013 Anzac Test, McKendry was selected to play for New Zealand from the interchange bench in their loss against Australia.
- "Penrith Panthers prop Sam McKendry runs into form". Daily Telegraph. 09-04-2010. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "League: Maori draw with England". The New Zealand Herald. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2011.