Chris Nero

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Chris Nero
Chris Nero.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-02-14) 14 February 1981 (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Centre, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003 St. George Illawarra Dragons 7 2 0 0 8
2004–07 Huddersfield Giants 118 48 0 0 192
2008–10 Bradford Bulls 74 31 0 0 124
2011–13 Salford City Reds 52 9 0 0 36
Total 251 90 0 0 360
As of 6 October 2011
Source: RLP

Chris Nero (born 14 February 1981) is a former Australian/Italian professional rugby league player. He played in the Super League for Salford City Reds. His usual position is Second-row, although he can also play in the Centres. Nero left the Bradford Bulls at the end of the 2010 season to play for Salford City Reds.

Since joining the Giants in 2004, he had been a consistent try scorer for the club. Nero played for Huddersfield in the 2006 Challenge Cup Final at centre but the Giants lost 12-42 against St. Helens. It was announced in August 2007 that he would leave the Giants.

Chris joined the Bulls in September 2007 after spending three years at the Giants. He was voted 'Player's' Player of the Year and was a great addition to the Bulls side. His direct running and combination of speed and power meant he was equally effective in the second row or in the centres, and he had been a consistent try scorer in both positions. He was also a tremendous tackler and quickly became a favourite with the Bulls fans.

After his sparkling form, Centre Nero (then 28) was linked with a move to fellow Super League club Wigan Warriors as a replacement for the retiring George Carmont.

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
2003 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 7 8 2 - -
2004 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 25 20 5 - -
2005 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 60 15 - -
2006 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 25 36 9 - -
2007 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28 36 9 - -
2008 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 13 8 2 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salford City Reds". official club website. Salford City Reds. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

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