Brenko Lee

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Brenko Lee
Brenko Lee Bulldogs.jpg
Personal information
Born (1995-10-10) 10 October 1995 (age 24)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Playing information
PositionWing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–16 Canberra Raiders 15 12 0 0 48
2017 Canterbury Bulldogs 18 3 0 0 12
2018– Gold Coast Titans 20 5 0 0 20
Total 53 20 0 0 80
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 Tonga 1 0 0 0 0
As of 17 August 2019
Source: [1]

Brenko Lee (born 10 October 1995) is a Tongan international rugby league footballer who plays as a centre and on the wing for the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL.

He previously played for the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs in the National Rugby League.

Background[edit]

Lee was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2] He is of Tongan[3] descent.

He played his junior rugby league for the Logan Brothers, before being signed by the Canberra Raiders.

Lee is the cousin of Newcastle Knights player Edrick Lee.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2013 to 2015, Lee played for the Canberra Raiders' NYC team.[5][6] On 20 April 2013, he played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[7][8] On 5 December 2013, he re-signed with the Raiders on a 3-year contract.[9][10][11]

2014[edit]

On 3 May, Lee again played for the Queensland Under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[12] In Round 15 of the 2014 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on the wing in the Raiders' 22–14 loss at Canberra Stadium.[13][14][15] In the next round, against the Wests Tigers, he scored his first and second tries in the NRL, in the Raiders' 19–18 loss at Leichhardt Oval.[16][17] After Round 21, after the Raiders' 54–18 loss to New Zealand Warriors at Canberra Stadium, his year was over as he struggled with a hamstring injury.[18][19] He finished his debut year in the NRL having played in 4 matches and scoring 3 tries.[20]

Lee playing for the Mount Pritchard Mounties

2015[edit]

On 2 May, Lee played for the Junior Kangaroos against Junior Kiwis.[21] On 11 September, he was named in the 58-man Tonga squad to play the Cook Islands on 17 October.[3]

2017[edit]

In October 2016, Lee signed a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs starting in 2017.[22][23]

On 3 March 2017, Lee made his debut for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs against the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground..[citation needed]

In December 2017, Lee signed a 1-year contract with the Gold Coast for the 2018 season.

2018[edit]

Lee made 14 appearances for the Gold Coast in 2018 and scored 3 tries as the club struggled on the field finishing 14th at the end of the season.[24]

2019[edit]

Lee was limited to 6 appearances for the Gold Coast in the 2019 NRL season as the club endured a horror season winning 4 games all year and finished last on the table claiming the wooden spoon.[25][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brenko Lee – Career Stats & Summary". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Festival of Indigenous Rugby League launched". NRL.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Tonga Squad Announced". Rugby League Week. 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Canberra Raiders' Brenko Lee puts aside homesick blues". Canberra Times. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. ^ "L". Nyc Database. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  6. ^ "NYC Team List: Raiders v Rabbitohs". Raiders. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Under 20's Origin squads named". NRL.com. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Holden U/20s State of Origin: Queensland U/20s v NSW U/20s – NRL Game Development – South East Queensland – FOX SPORTS PULSE". SportingPulse. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Lee re-signs with the Raiders until end of 2016 | NRL". Zero Tackle. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Brenko Lee Re-signs with the Raiders Until End of 2016". Raiders.com.au. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Canberra Raiders' Brenko Lee puts aside homesick blues". Canberra Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Queensland name Under-20s Origin team". NRL.com. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  13. ^ "NRL 2014 – Round 15". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Late Mail : Raiders v Bulldogs". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Canterbury Bulldogs prove too strong for the struggling Canberra Raiders". Dailytelegaph.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  16. ^ "NRL 2014 – Round 16". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Wests Tigers edge out Canberra Raiders in spiteful Campbelltown clash". Canberra Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  18. ^ Jon Tuxworth (14 July 2014). "Raiders unlikely to lobby NRL for salary cap relief". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Canberra Raiders hit new low with 54–18 loss to New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium". Dailytelegaph.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  21. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  22. ^ Bulldogs.com.au (21 August 2016). "Bulldogs announce six new faces for 2017". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  23. ^ "Brenko Lee seeks opportunity with Bulldogs move". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  24. ^ "Gold Coast Titans 2018 season review". NRL.com.
  25. ^ "Melbourne Storm defeat Gold Coast Titans after scare". News.com.au.
  26. ^ "Brenko Lee 2019". Rugby League Project.

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