Dane Tilse

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Dane Tilse
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Personal information
Born (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 32)
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
Height 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004 Newcastle Knights 3 0 0 0 0
2006–15 Canberra Raiders 201 12 0 0 48
2015–16 Hull Kingston Rovers 25 3 0 0 12
Total 229 15 0 0 60
As of 11 April 2016
Source: [1]

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.[citation needed]

Dane Tilse joined the Canberra Raiders in 2006, after previously being with the Newcastle Knights.

On 1 April 2015, Tilse signed a 2 12 year contract with Hull Kingston Rovers.


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.[2][3] Tilse was also de-registered by the NRL for a period of twelve months.[4]

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.[2]


  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ a b "Knights players assaulted me: student". The Age. 2005-02-22. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Police won't press sex charges, says Knights". The Age. 2005-02-22. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  4. ^ Mascord, Steve; Norrie, Justin (2005-02-22). "One fired, 11 fined after NRL rampage". The Age. Retrieved 2007-12-27.