Brett Delaney

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Brett Delaney
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Personal information
Born (1985-10-26) 26 October 1985 (age 31)
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Centre, Back-Row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–06 Parramatta Eels 18 4 27 0 70
2007–09 Gold Coast Titans 63 14 19 0 94
2010– Leeds Rhinos 166 27 0 0 108
Total 247 45 46 0 272
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–09 City Origin 1 1 0 0 4
As of 10 October 2015

Brett Delaney (born 26 October 1985) is an Australian Rugby League player for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. He previously played for the Parramatta Eels & the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL.

Career[edit]

Parramatta Eels[edit]

Delaney began his professional career with the Parramatta Eels. He scored a try on his first grade debut against the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2005. He went on to make 18 appearances in total for the Eels, scoring 4 tries.

Gold Coast Titans[edit]

After limited opportunities at the Eels, Delaney joined the newly formed club the Gold Coast Titans for the 2007 season. Delaney scored 14 tries in 62 games during his three seasons with the Titans. In 2009, his final season at the club, he helped the team finish in 3rd place in the regular season ladder, which meant the Titans qualified for the play-offs for the first time. Unfortunately for Delaney, a hamstring injury meant he missed the end of the season. He watched from the stands as the Titans crashed out of the play-offs, 27-2 to eventual finalists, & former club, the Parramatta Eels.

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

Delaney signed a three-year contract with the Leeds Rhinos, starting in 2010. He was signed as a replacement for Rugby Union bound Lee Smith, who had signed a contract with the London Wasps.
Delaney made his unofficial debut for the Rhinos in Matt Diskin’s Testimonial Game at Headingley against the Bradford Bulls. Delaney scored the match winning try in a 12-10 victory.
Delaney's official debut came on the opening night of the 2010 Super League season against the Crusaders. He scored a try in the 34-6 victory. Delaney made 30 appearances & scored 10 tries during his first season at the Rhinos.
New Rhinos coach Brian McDermott started Delaney in the back-row for the first time in his Rhinos career in the second game of the 2011 season away against Hull F.C. Delaney impressed in his new role but unfortunately suffered an ankle injury which would rule him out for approximately six weeks. Delaney returned from injury and continued to impress in the back row, filling in at centre when needed. He played at second-row forward for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final which was lost to Wigan.

Delaney was chosen to play as part of the starting 17 which won the 2011 Super League Grand Final

Representative career[edit]

In 2008, Delaney was selected to represent NSW City in the annual City vs Country Origin Game. He scored a try in the 22-22 draw.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brett Delaney Leeds Rhinos". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.