Boyd Cordner

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Boyd Cordner
Boyd Cordner Kangaroos.jpg
Personal information
Born (1992-06-08) 8 June 1992 (age 25)
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011– Sydney Roosters 126 38 1 0 154
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–16 NSW Country Origin 2 1 0 0 4
2013–17 New South Wales 9 1 0 0 4
2013–17 Australia 16 5 0 0 16
As of 3 October 2017
Source: [1]

Boyd Cordner (born 9 June 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league player who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. A New South Wales, Country Origin and Australia representative player, Cordner primarily plays at second-row and lock. Cordner won a premiership with the Sydney Roosters in the 2013 NRL season. Boyd is also the captain of the 2017 NSW State of Origin team

Background[edit]

Born in Taree, New South Wales, Cordner played his junior football for the Old Bar Pirates and Taree Red Rovers and attended St Clare's High School before being recruited by the Sydney Roosters. Cordner lost his mother Lanai to cancer when he was just four years old, leaving his father Chris to bring up Cordner and his older brother Dane.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Cordner played for the Roosters NYC team between 2009 and 2011.

Boyd Cordner playing for the roosters

2011[edit]

In Round 13 of the 2011 NRL season, Cordner made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the New Zealand Warriors at the SFS, playing off the interchange bench in the Roosters 13-6 win.[3] Cordner finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 7 matches for the Roosters.

2012[edit]

In Round 4, against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park, Cordner scored his first NRL career try in the Roosters 4-44 loss.[4] In April 2012, Cordner was selected as captain of the New South Wales team in the inaugural under 20's State of Origin, Cordner played at second-row in NSW's 18-14 win over Queensland at Penrith Stadium.[5] Cordner finished the Roosters 2012 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches and scoring 4 tries.

2013[edit]

In January 2013, Cordner extended his contract for a further three years, keeping him at the Roosters until the end of the 2016 season.[6][7] In April 2013, Cordner was selected for the NSW Country team, playing second-row in Country's 18-12 win at Coffs Harbour.[8] Cordner was selected for the New South Wales team on the interchange bench in Game III of the 2013 State Of Origin series in NSW's 10-12 loss at ANZ Stadium.[9] In Round 22 against the Canberra Raiders at the SFS, Cordner suffered a broken ankle in the Roosters 28-22 win,[10] making Cordner race the clock to be back for the Roosters in the finals series. Cordner recovered from the injury just in time for the Roosters 2013 NRL Grand Final match against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, starting at lock in the number 18 jersey and shifting Frank-Paul Nu'uausala back to the interchange bench. The Roosters won the Grand Final 26-18.[11][12] On 1 October 2013, Cordner won the 2013 Dally M Second Rower of the year award.[13] Cordner finished off his impressive 2014 NRL season with him playing in 20 matches, scoring 9 tries and kicking a goal for the Roosters. On 7 October 2013, Cordner was selected for the Australia's 24 man 2013 World Cup squad,[14] playing in 2 matches and making his Australian national debut against Fiji off the interchange bench in the Kangaroos 34-2 win at Langtree Park.[15]

2014[edit]

Cordner was selected for the Australian squad to play against New Zealand in the 2014 Anzac Test at the SFS. Cordner started at second-row in the Kangaroos 30-18 win.[16] Cordner was selected for Game 3 of the New South Wales 2014 State of Origin side. Cordner played off the interchange bench in the match at Suncorp Stadium.[17] Cordner finished off the Roosters' 2014 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches and scoring 9 tries. In October 2014, Cordner was selected in the Australian 24 man Four Nations squad.[18]

2015[edit]

Cordner was selected for New South Wales for the 2015 State of Origin series, playing in all 3 matches off the interchange bench in the Blues 2-1 series loss.[19] Cordner finished the 2015 NRL season with him playing in 25 matches and scoring 7 tries and being awarded as the winner of the Jack Gibson player of the year medal at the Sydney Roosters awards night.[20]

2016[edit]

On 5 February 2016, Cordner suffered a pectoral muscle injury which made him miss the early rounds of the 2016 season.[21] In round 8 against the St George Illawarra Dragons in the ANZAC Day match, Cordner made his return from injury in the 20-18 loss at the Sydney Football Stadium.[22][23] On 8 May 2016, Cordner played for Country Origin against City Origin, where he started at second-row and scored a try in the 44-30 loss in Tamworth.[24] In round 11 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Cordner played his 100th NRL career match in the Roosters 32-20 loss at ANZ Stadium.[25][26] Cordner played in game 1 of the 2016 State of Origin series for New South Wales against Queensland, where he scored the first try of the match in the Blues 6-4 loss at ANZ Stadium.[27] Cordner didn’t feature in games 2 and 3 due to a foot injury.[28][29] Cordner finished his injury riddled 2016 NRL season with him playing in 12 matches and scoring 4 tries for the Roosters. On 24 September 2016, Cordner played for Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea, where he started at second-row in the 58-0 smashing win in Port Moresby.[30] On 4 October 2016, Cordner was selected in the Australian Kangaroos final 24-man squad for the tournament.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Boyd Cordner - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Sydney Roosters star Boyd Cordner's act of kindness that melted his own father". Fox Sports Australia. News Corporation. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Slater in Two Try Haul as Melbourne Storm Crush Sydney Roosters 44-4". The Australian. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Boyd Cordner Photos: Toyota U20 State of Origin - NSW v QLD". Zimbio.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  6. ^ "New Roosters vice-captain Boyd Cordner is a natural born leader". News.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Cordner extends commitment with Roosters". Zerotackle.com. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Country sees off City in Coffs Harbour". Abc.net.au. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  9. ^ "Queensland Beat NSW 12-10". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Sydney Roosters Beat Canberra Raiders in NRL Round 22". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  11. ^ "NRL Grand Final player ratings". M.nrl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  12. ^ "Rooster v Sea Eagles". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  13. ^ "Storm Halfback Cooper Crank Wins Dally M Medal for Rugby League's Player of the Year". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  14. ^ "Kangaroos World Cup Squad". Triplem.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  15. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013: Australia 34-2 Fiji". Bbc.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  16. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  17. ^ "State of Origin LIVE: Qld v NSW". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  18. ^ "Aussie Player Disappointed Over Comments". Triplem.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  19. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  20. ^ Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (1 October 2015). "Boyd Cordner wins Jack Gibson Medal". Manningrivertimes.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  21. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  22. ^ "Sydney Roosters star Boyd Cordner confident of Anzac Day return to face St George Illawarra Dragons". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  23. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  24. ^ "Young City side stun Country". Nrl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  25. ^ Walter, Brad (21 May 2016). "How Brad Fittler and two games in one day lit the fire in Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  26. ^ Bossi, Dominic (22 May 2016). "Canterbury Bulldogs snap win-loss streak with commanding win over Sydney Roosters". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  27. ^ "Sam Vileday: 'You can't make everyone happy'". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  28. ^ "Cordner's Origin hopes dashed with injury". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  29. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  30. ^ "Report, pictures: PM's XIII smashes PNG". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  31. ^ "2016 Kangaroos Four Nations squad". Nrl.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 

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