Alex Glenn

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Alex Glenn
Alex Glenn (28 July 2009, Sydney).jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-07-31) 31 July 1988 (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Brisbane Broncos 200 45 0 0 180
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010 Cook Islands 1 0 0 0 0
2011–15 New Zealand 12 0 0 0 0
As of 17 March 2017
Source: [1]

Alex Glenn (born 31 July 1988) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League. A New Zealand and Cook Islands representative forward, Glenn plays a utility role with the Broncos with whom he has played his entire NRL career with to date. Glenn is of Cook Islands descent.


Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Glenn played his junior rugby league with the Northcote Tigers before moving to the Gold Coast as a 14-year-old and played for the Burleigh Bears. In 2007, Glenn was named in the Australian under 20s national touch football development squad, having represented at a national level throughout his teens, Glenn was also selected for U19 Qld State of Origin side but declined both opportunities to represent New Zealand in the future. In 2005 & 2006 he won the senior sportsperson of the year award at Miami State High School on the Gold Coast. Glenn captained the Brisbane Broncos NYC team in 2008 and played for the Junior Kiwis in their victory over the Junior Kangaroos in Wellington in 2007.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]


Since moving up to first grade, Glenn has become a utility for the Broncos, Glenn made first grade debut for the Brisbane Broncos in Round 1 of the 2009 NRL season against the North Queensland Cowboys playing off the interchange bench in the Broncos 19-18 win at Suncorp Stadium.[4] In Round 3 against the New Zealand Warriors, Glenn scored his first NRL career try in the Broncos 26-10 win at Mt Smart Stadium.[5] Glenn finished his NRL debut year in the 2009 NRL season with him playing in 26 matches and scoring 6 tries. Glenn was part of the Cook Islands squad for the 2009 Pacific Cup, although he pulled out due to injury.[6][7]


Glenn played most of 2010 season in the centre position covering Justin Hodges who was injured for the season. Glenn finished off the Broncos 2010 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches and scoring 2 tries. In 2010, Glenn was selected in the test squad for New Zealand to play against Australia, however he was named as 18th man and did not play in the test.[8] Instead, Glenn represented the Cook Islands at the end of the year.


In Round 14 2011 against the Canberra Raiders, Glenn became the youngest ever Brisbane Broncos captain, aged 22 in the absence of Darren Lockyer. Glenn scored a try in the Broncos 25-24 golden point extra time win.[9] Glenn finished off the 2011 NRL season with him playing in all the Broncos in 27 matches and scoring 9 tries. In October 2011, Glenn made his debut for the New Zealand in the post-season test game against Australia at Hunter Stadium. Glenn played at second-row in the Kiwis 42-6 loss.[10] Glenn also travelled to England with the Kiwis for the 2011 Four Nations tournament, playing in 3 matches.


On 18 January 2012, Glenn extended his contract with the Broncos for further 3 years, keeping at the club till the end of the 2015 season.[11] In April 2012, Glenn was selected in the New Zealand team to play against Australia in the 2012 ANZAC Test at Eden Park in Auckland, starting from the interchange bench in the Kiwis 20-12 loss.[12] Glenn had an outstanding 2012 NRL season by scoring 13 tries in 23 matches for the Broncos. The most number of tries scored by a forward in 2012. Glenn captained the Broncos in 3 matches while regular captain Sam Thaiday was on origin duty. Glenn played in the October 2012 test match against the Australia in New Zealand's 20-12 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium.[13]


In Round 2 against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Glenn played his 100th NRL career match in the Broncos 22-6 win at WIN Stadium.[14] In April 2013, Glenn was selected in the New Zealand team to play against Australia in the 2013 ANZAC Test at Canberra Stadium. Glenn was originally selected on the interchange bench, but hours before the test game started, NZ captain Simon Mannering was ruled out of the game with a calf injury and Glenn was then named at lock, while Tohu Harris comes into the team to fill his bench position in the Kiwis 32-12 loss.[15] Glenn finished off the Broncos 2011 NRL season with him playing in 2 matches and scoring 2 tries. Glenn later represented New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup playing in 5 matches.


In February 2014, Glenn was selected in the Broncos runners-up inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad.[16] Glenn finished the 2014 NRL season with him playing in all of the Broncos 25 matches and scoring 5 tries. On 16 September 2014, Glenn was named in the New Zealand Kiwis 2014 Four Nations train-on squad.[17]


On 21 January 2015, Glenn was named in the Broncos 2015 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[18] In Round 7 against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Glenn played his 150th NRL career match in the Broncos 12-10 loss at Jubilee Oval.[19][20] On 19 August 2015, Glenn re-signed with the Broncos on a 2-year deal, to the end of the 2017 season.[21][22] On 4 October 2015, in the Broncos Queensland derby 2015 NRL Grand Final match against the North Queensland Cowboys, Glenn played at Second-row in the Broncos historic golden point 17-16 loss.[23][24] Glenn finished the 2015 NRL season with him playing in 26 matches and scoring 4 tries for the Broncos. On 8 October 2015, Glenn was selected in the 23-man New Zealand squad to tour England. Glenn was one of four members of Brisbane's grand final team to be included in coach Stephen Kearney's squad for the three-test tour.[25] Glenn played in 3 matches during the tour.


On 1 February 2016, Glenn was named in the Broncos 2016 Auckland Nines squad.[26] On 1 May 2016, Glenn was added to the New Zealand Kiwis 19-man squad for the 2016 ANZAC Test but was ruled out due to a calf injury.[27][28] Glenn finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring 4 tries for the Broncos. On 21 September 2016, Glenn was added to the New Zealand Kiwis train-on squad for the 2016 Four Nations.[29] Unfortunately for Glenn a week later, he was ruled out of the tournament due to him having surgery on his shoulder.[30]

NRL Statistics[edit]

Season Matches Tries Goals F/G Points
2009 26 6 - - 24
2010 22 2 - - 8
2011 27 9 - - 36
2012 23 13 - - 52
2013 20 2 - - 8
2014 25 5 - - 20
Total 143 37 - - 148


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  2. ^ "Junior Kiwis win Chase". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Paea Sinks Young Kangaroos". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Wallace powers Broncos home - Sport - BrisbaneTimes". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Broncos Beat Warriors 26-10 in Canterbury". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  6. ^ Roosters gain international stripes, 7 October 2009
  7. ^ "Glenn out of Cook Islands squad". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  8. ^ [1] Archived 4 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Peter Wallace Point Lifts Baby Broncos Over Raiders". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  10. ^ "Australia thrash NZ 42-6 in rugby league Test". Australian Times. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  11. ^ "Broncos Extend Contracts for Jharal Yow-yeh, Alex Gleen, Andrew McCulloch, Ben Hunt and David Hala". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  12. ^ "Lowdown on Test Blockbuster". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  13. ^ "Australia v New Zealand". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  14. ^ "Broncos Slay Dragons 22-6". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  15. ^ "Australia Beats New Zealand 32-12 at Canberra". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  16. ^ "Squads For Auckland Nines". Rugby League Week. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  17. ^ "NZ Kiwi Four Nations train-on squad announcement". League Unlimited. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  18. ^ "BRONCOS UNVEIL 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-21. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  19. ^ "Dragons v Broncos preview". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  20. ^ "Broncos Defeated 12-10 by Dragons as Wayne Bennett's Brisbane Rebuild Exposed". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  21. ^ "Broncos re-sign Glenn and Kahu". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  22. ^ "Broncos re-sign Glenn and Kahu". 2015-08-19. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  23. ^ "NRL Grand Final 2015: North Queensland Cowboys outgun Brisbane Broncos to win premiership". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  24. ^ "NRL Grand Final Player Ratings". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  25. ^ "Kiwis name squad for England tour". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  26. ^ "Thaiday to captain Broncos' Nines squad". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  27. ^ "Bromwich to lead new-look Kiwis". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  28. ^ "Injury Rules Broncos Star Alex Glenn Out of Trans-Tasman Test". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  29. ^ "Kiwis add eight to train-on squad". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  30. ^ "Surgery rules second-rower Alex Glenn out of Kiwis' Four Nations campaign". 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 

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