|Waddell playing for the Knights in 2014.|
11 July 1989 |
Proserpine, Queensland, Australia
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (14 st 5 lb)|
|2010–13||Indigenous All Stars||4||0||0||0||0|
Travis Waddell (born 11 July 1989) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders. He primarily plays hooker.
Born in Proserpine, Queensland, Waddell played his junior football for the Proserpine Brahmans before being signed by the Souths Logan Magpies. After a year with the Magpies, Waddell signed a contract with the Canberra Raiders. He played for the Raiders' Toyota Cup team in 2008 and 2009, scoring 15 tries in 39 games.
Waddell was a regular in the Raiders team in 2010, despite being off the field for 10 weeks with a broken jaw.
Waddell played 21 games for the Raiders in 2012. At the end of the year he was released.
In 2013, Waddell returned to the Souths Logan Magpies in the Queensland Cup. However, in January, Newcastle Knights coach, Wayne Bennett asked Waddell to come and train with the NRL team a week each month while still playing for Souths Logan, with Knights CEO Matthew Gidley revealing that Waddell would train with the team in case he was needed during the season for the Knights.
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