24 January 1985 |
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||2 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||112 kg (17 st 9 lb)|
|As of 11 April 2016
Dane Tilse (born 24 January 1985, in Scone, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. His position of choice is at prop. At 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) tall, Tilse was one of the tallest players in the NRL.
On 1 April 2015, Tilse signed a 2 1⁄2 year contract with Hull Kingston Rovers.
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Tilse and other Newcastle Knights players were involved in a drunken incident in Bathurst, New South Wales in 2005 in which a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted. Although no official complaint was made and police did not lay any charges, the Newcastle board sacked Tilse and issued fines totalling A$50,000 against 12 players over the incident at Charles Sturt University for breaching the club curfew. Tilse was also de-registered by the NRL for a period of twelve months.
Amidst the controversy, the Knights terminated 20-year-old Dane Tilse's contract for conduct "contrary and prejudicial to the club and the NRL".
Tilse later apologised for his part in the drunken rampage.