Shaun Kenny-Dowall

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Shaun Kenny-Dowall
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Kenny-Dowall in 2013
Personal information
Nickname Skids
Born (1988-01-23) 23 January 1988 (age 26)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007– Sydney Roosters 176 95 3 0 386
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–13 New Zealand 9 6 0 0 24
2008 New Zealand Māori 1 1 0 0 4
2011–13 NRL All Stars 2 1 0 0 4

Shaun Kenny-Dowall (born 23 January 1988) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League (NRL). A New Zealand national representative centre, he has played his entire NRL career to date with the Roosters, winning the 2013 Premiership with them. Kenny-Dowall also played in New Zealand's 2010 Four Nations-winning side.

Background[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Kenny-Dowall moved to Auckland NewZealand as a three year old. He later resided in the Waikato region where He played as a junior for the Ngaruawahia Panthers. He Also represent waicoa bay in the NJC.[1] He was a New Zealand Warriors junior but was unwanted by the club before moving to Sydney in 2004.[2] Kenny-Dowall was selected for the Junior Kiwis in 2006.

Professional playing career[edit]

2000s[edit]

Kenny-Dowall joined the Sydney Roosters and made his National Rugby League debut in the 2007 season. At the end of the season he was selected for the New Zealand All Golds to play against the Northern Union in October as part of the 2007 All Golds Tour. He missed out on selection for New Zealand for the 2007 Baskerville Shield Test series against the Great Britain Lions but was selected for the test against France due to the injury of Taniela Tuiaki.[3]

He was named in the New Zealand training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup but was not selected. He has been announced in the 2010 Kiwis 'train on' squad for the Four Nations.[4] Instead, Kenny-Dowall played for the New Zealand Māori which met the Indigenous Dreamtime team in a curtain-raiser to the 2008 World Cup.[5]

2010s[edit]

Kenny-Dowall played for the Roosters at centre in their 2010 NRL Grand Final loss to the Dragons. He cemented his position in the centres for the Kiwis in the 2010 Rugby League Four Nations scoring three tries including one in the final. He combined with the great and talented Benji Marshall, Jason Nightingale and Nathan Fien to set up the series winning 79th minute try. Kenny-Dowall's fine form throughout 2010 saw him coming runner up to Marshall in the Rugby League World Golden Boot award, where he made centre in the team of the year.[6]

In 2011 in was selected in the NRL All Stars team. Playing off the bench he scored a try in their 28-12 win.

For the 2013 Anzac Test, Kenny-Dowall was selected to play for New Zealand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superleague, Issue 1 2011. p.9.
  2. ^ Deane, Steve (8 April 2011). "NRL: The Kiwi boy who joined the elite with a $1.8m deal". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kiwis name 13th new test cap of year". "Rugby League in New Zealand". Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  5. ^ Dean Ritchie (26 October 2008). "Wesser valuable in 'Dream' win". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Marshall Scoops Golden Boot Award Rugby League Today, 30 December 2010

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