Bryan Niebling

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Bryan Neibling
Personal information
Nickname Horse
Born (1960-07-18) 18 July 1960 (age 56)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–82 Fortitude Valley
1983–87 Redcliffe 72 13 0 1 53
1988–89 Brisbane Broncos 20 2 0 0 8
1989–91 Hull Kingston Rovers
Total 92 15 0 1 61
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–87 Queensland 9 1 0 0 4
1984–87 Australia 13 1 0 0 4

Bryan Niebling (born 18 July 1960)[1] is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played in the forwards. After a successful Brisbane Rugby League premiership and representative career for both his state and country, Niebling played in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership for the Brisbane Broncos from their first ever game.

Nicknamed 'Horse', Niebling was a constant thorn in the side of New South Wales forwards during the titanic State of Origin clashes of the early 1980s. His career in the State of Origin arena saw him make 9 appearances while playing for Brisbane Valleys and Redcliffe.

Niebling made his Test debut in the second row against Great Britain in 1984, and ultimately played in all three matches of Australia's Ashes whitewash.

Named Redcliffe's player of the season and co-winner of the Brisbane Rugby League premiership's Rothmans Medal in 1986, Niebling toured with the unbeaten Kangaroos and played in 10 matches including all five Tests. The last of Niebling's 13 Test appearances was in Australia's 13-6 loss to New Zealand at Lang Park in 1987. He played in Redcliffe's Grand Final loss in 1987 as well.

By the time the Broncos had entered the New South Wales Rugby League premiership in 1988, his career was winding down because of injury. He later played for Hull KR in 1989-91.


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