Carlaw playing for Catalans in 2009
21 February 1980 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||107 kg (16 st 12 lb)|
|Source: NRL Stats|
Dane Carlaw (born 21 February 1980 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s, and 2010s. An Australia national and Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played in Australia for National Rugby League club, the Brisbane Broncos (with whom he won the 2000 and 2006 NRL Premierships) and in France for Super League club, Catalans Dragons.
A reliable workhorse in the second row, Carlaw won the Broncos' rookie of the year award in 2000 and also tasted premiership success with the club at the end of his first season, playing at prop in the 2000 NRL grand final victory over the Sydney Roosters. He goes in and out of form in patches but has represented Queensland and, at his peak, Australia. Alternately, Greg Dowling once commented about him, "looks like Tarzan plays like Jane."
In the 2006 NRL Grand Final Carlaw was selected to play from the interchange bench for the Broncos who won the match, claiming another premiership. As 2006 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos travelled to England to face 2006 Super League champions, St Helens R.F.C. in the 2007 World Club Challenge. Carlaw played as a prop forward in the Broncos' 14-18 loss.
Carlaw moved to Catalans after the 2007 NRL season. In 2010 he became eligible to play for France after having spent three years playing in the country.
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