Brad Meyers

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Brad Meyers
Personal information
Full name Bradley Meyers
Nickname Big Red[1] or Two Step[2]
Born (1980-01-05) 5 January 1980 (age 37)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–04 Brisbane Broncos 102 7 0 0 28
2004–06 Bradford Bulls 52 13 0 0 52
2007–11 Gold Coast Titans 75 11 0 0 44
Total 229 31 0 0 124
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001 Queensland 3 0 0 0 0
2001 Australia 4 1 0 0 4
Source: [3][4]

Bradley Meyers (born 5 January 1980) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s, and 2010s. A Queensland State of Origin and Australia national representative forward, he played his club football in the National Rugby League for the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Titans, and in Super League for the Bradford Bulls, with whom he won 2005's Super League X Championship.

Background[edit]

Meyers attended school at Villanova College where he initially played rugby union[citation needed]. While attending Villanova College, Meyers played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1997.[5] While with the Brisbane Broncos, he also played for the Past Brothers in the Queensland Cup.[6]

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

Having won the 2000 NRL Premiership, the Brisbane Broncos traveled to England to play against 2000's Super League V Champions, St Helens R.F.C. for the 2001 World Club Challenge, with Meyers playing from the interchange bench and scoring a try in Brisbane's loss. He made his debut for the Broncos in the Australian National Rugby League competition and later was picked for the State of Origin series in Australia where he represented the Queensland Maroons in their triumph over their fierce rivals the New South Wales Blues. The big redhead then went on to represent Australia in two tests against New Zealand and Great Britain on the 2001 Kangaroo tour. He played 102 games for the Brisbane Broncos before signing for the Bradford Bulls in 2005.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Meyers had two seasons at the Bradford Bulls and played in the 2005 Super League grand final-winning team that beat Leeds 15–8. As Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge. Meyers played at second-row forward in the Bulls' 30-10 victory.

Gold Coast Titans[edit]

On 1 July 2006, it was announced that the new NRL franchise, the Gold Coast Titans, had signed Meyers on a two-year deal. Meyers stated, "I am really looking forward to playing with the Titans. It's a new challenge for my career and I couldn't think of a better place to be."[7] He did however explain that he "really enjoyed playing here at Bradford. It was a change I needed but now it is time to head back home. I have a few goals I wish to achieve within the NRL and feel that these last couple of years have given me a solid background on which to make my return."[7] In May 2011, Meyers announced that would be his last year in the NRL.

Personal[edit]

Brad is an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ricketts, Steve (30 March 2008). "Big Red Brad Meyers back in top grade". The Courier-Mail. 
  2. ^ "Injury forces Titans big man Meyers into retirement". 
  3. ^ NRL Stats[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Brad Meyers rugbyleagueproject.org
  5. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  6. ^ Round 22: 15, 16 August Archived 17 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. queensland.rleague.com
  7. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-30.  "Titans confirm Meyers signing" article. URL retrieved 30 July 2006.
  8. ^ http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/ambassador/brad-meyers

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