Casey McGuire

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Casey McGuire
Casey McGuire Parramatta.jpg
Personal information
Full name Casey Jon McGuire
Born (1980-01-24) 24 January 1980 (age 37)
Nambour, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 92 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Position Hooker, Five-eighth, Halfback, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998 Parramatta Eels 2 0 0 0 0
2001–06 Brisbane Broncos 115 25 0 1 101
2007–10 Catalans Dragons 99 29 1 0 118
2011–12 Parramatta Eels 33 4 0 0 16
Total 249 58 1 1 235
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005 Queensland 2 0 0 0 0

Casey McGuire (born 24 January 1980) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. A Queensland State of Origin representative half back, he played his club football in the National Rugby League (NRL) for the Brisbane Broncos (with whom he won the 2006 NRL Premiership) and Parramatta Eels, as well as in Europe's Super League for the Catalans Dragons.

Early life[edit]

Born 24 January 1980 in Nambour, Queensland, McGuire was playing junior league for Caloundra Sharks & Kawana Dolphins. He then attended Caloundra State High QSSRL in 1997 when he was selected for the Australian Schoolboys rugby league team.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Parramatta Eels[edit]

McGuire made his NRL debut in the 1998 season for the Parramatta Eels.

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

The next season, he returned to Queensland to play for the Brisbane Broncos. At the Broncos he was a utility player, normally used in games from the bench.

Selected to play from the interchange bench in the 2006 NRL Grand Final, McGuire's last game for the Broncos, he threw a miracle pass which contributed to Brisbane's match-winning try.[citation needed]

Queensland[edit]

He was selected for the Queensland Maroons in the 2005 State of Origin series playing off the bench for games 1 and 2.

McGuire playing for Catalans in 2010

European Super League[edit]

McGuire missed the Broncos' 2007 World Club Challenge appearance due to his move to France to play in Super League for Catalans Dragons. Having initially started playing the halves at Les Catalans, McGuire increasingly found himself playing at hooker and sharing much of the creative responsibilities with Adam Mogg and Thomas Bosc. had also been named in the France squad for the Four Nations tournament, qualifying under the three-year residency rule, but did not play.[citation needed]

Return to Australia[edit]

McGuire returned to Australia and the club where he made his NRL comeback with his first club, the Parramatta Eels for the 2011 season, playing as five-eighth. He only missed a small number of games since returning to the NRL.

A pectoral muscle injury during the 2012 NRL season put the remainder of McGuire's playing career in doubt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 

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