Aaron Raper

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Aaron Raper
Personal information
Born (1971-07-28) 28 July 1971 (age 45)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–95 Cronulla-Sutherland 57 7 0 0 28
1996–98 Parramatta Eels 39 4 0 0 16
1999–01 Castleford Tigers 59 7 0 0 33
Total 155 18 0 0 77
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 Australia 1 4
1997 New South Wales 0 0 0 0 0

Aaron Raper (born 28 July 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s.

Raper played in Australia for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Parramatta Eels[1] and in England for the Castleford Tigers.[2] Numerous injury problems, including a blood clot that prevented him playing a single game in first grade during the 1994 season, severely affected his career and prevented him from achieving the status predicted after a fine debut season with Cronulla in 1992.[3] He also represented Australia at the 1995 World Cup, and was selected as an interchange player to represent New South Wales in one game of the 1997 State of Origin series but did not take the field.[4] His position of choice was hooker although he could also fill other spots in the team.

Raper is probably best known for being the son of rugby league immortal Johnny Raper and the brother of former Cronulla Sharks head coach Stuart Raper.

As of 2010, Raper is the captain-coach of the Collegians team in the Illawarra Rugby League.[5] He previously coached the Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg Cup team[6] and the University of Wollongong Bulls.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile - Aaron Raper". yesterdayshero.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Aaron Raper". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ See Rugby League Week, 2 September 1992 (Round 22)
  4. ^ GLENN JACKSON AND CHRIS BARRETT (22 May 2010). "Not all were Greats". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax. Archived from the original on 24 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Collegians Rugby League Football Club Ltd". collegians.com.au. 2010. Archived from the original on 28 February 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Aaron Raper". Sharks Forever. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Gandon, Mike (8 May 2008). "Bulls name Raper". illawarramercury.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2010.