Trent Merrin

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Trent Merrin
Personal information
Born (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 24)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– St. George Illawarra 105 11 0 0 44
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 Country Origin 3 0 0 0 0
2011–14 New South Wales 10 1 0 0 4
Source: [1]

Trent Merrin is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. Primarily a prop forward, he has played his whole career to date at the Dragons, winning the 2010 NRL Grand Final with them.

Playing career[edit]

Merrin grew up playing rugby league with the Shellharbour Sharks like fellow front-row forward at the Dragons, Dan Hunt. Merrin claims another Shellharbour legend, Australian representative Luke Bailey, was "one of [his] idols growing up".[1] In 2008, Merrin played for the Dragons Under 20s team in the Toyota Cup, scoring 2 tries for the season. He was selected as the Dragons' Toyota Cup Player of the Year in 2008, and in 2009 was selected to play First Grade for the Dragons, being chosen on the interchange bench.[2] He didn't manage a single minute in the match which the Dragons won 25-12.

He was a prominent squad member of the 2010 premiership-winning Dragons team, and came from the bench to play in 2010 NRL Grand Final's final minutes.

In May 2011, he was selected on the bench for New South Wales for Game 1 of the 2011 State of Origin series. He was selected for the second match but was then dropped for the decider.

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