Seymour playing for the Sharks in 2009
27 September 1984 |
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|
|As of 19 July 2015
Source: Love Rugby League RLP
Brett Seymour (born 27 September 1984 in Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for English club Whitehaven. His usual position is in the halves. Seymour previously played in the National Rugby League for the Brisbane Broncos, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and New Zealand Warriors before moving to England where he joined Super League club, Hull F.C..
On contract with the Brisbane Broncos from a young age, Seymour was a standout school boy performer, leading the St Patrick's Mackay schoolboy side to victory in the Confraternity Cup. Other schoolboys from the same age group included Grant Rovelli and former Manly centre, Ashley Alberts.
Seymour made his NRL debut in 2002 for the Brisbane Broncos against St. George Illawarra Dragons on 26 May 2002. He went on to make sixty two appearances for the club. In 2006, accusations were made by a female against Brett Seymour over an alleged incident at Brisbane's Regatta Hotel. No criminal charges were laid after a police investigation failed to find sufficient evidence.
After a mixture of promising football and injury woes as the Brisbane Broncos' new halfback, Seymour departed the club in 2007 over disciplinary issues.
Seymour joined the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on a 2-year contract, from 2007. Seymour had a number of stand-out games including one against the Eels when he kicked a 35-metre field goal in the fifth minute of golden point extra time to steer his side to a thrilling 25-24 victory.
When he was coming to the end of his first Cronulla contract Seymour was linked with a move to London-based Super League franchise Harlequins, however he signed a further two-year deal to stay at the Sharks. Seymour's 2008 season ended unfortunately when he injured his knee in week two of the finals in a team game of soccer where he collided with fellow shark, Danny Nutley.
Seymour returned to the Sharks line-up but on 1 July 2009 it was announced that he had been sacked from Cronulla for repeated alcohol-related incidents. He had played in thirty nine games for the club before his sacking.
New Zealand Warriors
On 3 August 2009 it was announced that Seymour had signed with the New Zealand Warriors for the 2010 season, with an option for 2011. The contract contained strict contractual provisions around Seymour's off-field behaviour and the NRL informed the Warriors that they will be heavily sanctioned should Seymour misbehave. Seymour moved to Auckland before the end of 2009 to begin preparations for the 2010 season and made his debut for the club on 14 March 2010.
Move to England
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- "Seymour to leave Warriors". Newstalk ZB. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
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- "Brett Seymour: Castleford Tigers release half-back". BBC Sport. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.