Daniel Conn

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Daniel Conn
Daniel Conn 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDaniel William Conn
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 34)
Goolma, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight109 kg (16 st 8 lb)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–06 Canterbury Bulldogs 3 0 0 0 0
2007–09 Gold Coast Titans 28 1 0 0 4
2010–11 Sydney Roosters 28 1 0 0 4
Total 59 2 0 0 8
Source: [1][2]

Daniel William Conn (born 14 February 1986) is an Australian model and former professional rugby league footballer. He played in the second-row for several clubs in the NRL.

He has also appeared on Geordie Shore Season 6 as the personal trainer. Dan had a romance with Vicky Pattison and also appeared alongside her in season 1 of Ex on the Beach.

Playing career[edit]

A Wellington Cowboys & St Johns Dubbo junior, Conn played for the Canterbury Bulldogs and Gold Coast Titans.

The Sydney Roosters signed Conn in 2010. In 2011 he was forced to retire at age 25 due to spinal cord injuries.[3]


Michael Weyman incident[edit]

In round 4, 2008, while playing for the Gold Coast Titans Conn vigorously tackled then-Canberra Raiders forward Michael Weyman with a swinging arm. Weyman reacted poorly and threw punches after the play the ball, breaking Conn's nose. Conn was forced off the field through the blood rule, and Weyman was sent off and banned for six matches.

The two went head to head again in the 2010 NRL Grand Final when Conn, playing for the Sydney Roosters, was booked for a high shot on the then-Dragons forward. The Roosters lost the Grand Final 32–8.

Painkiller prescription fraud[edit]

In 2008 Conn was castigated by a magistrate, fined $5000 and ordered to do community service after admitting to faking painkiller prescriptions. The court was told he was charged after presenting a bogus prescription for the drugs Valium and Tramal at a Gold Coast pharmacy. Suspicious pharmacy staff contacted the doctor noted on the prescription who said the document was false. The pharmacist refused to fill the script and alerted police.

Police prosecutor Mark Williams said investigations revealed Conn, who refused to be interviewed by police, had presented another false prescription to the same pharmacy the previous year.[4]


In Round 12 of the 2011 NRL season, Conn received a major neck injury which needed major surgery to have his spine fused. A week later he was told that there was a high possibility that if he continued with his career that he may not see the future. Even though he retired at the age of 25, he believed it was the best choice.

Daniel Conn starred in series 6 of Geordie Shore where the gang travelled to Australia, he was dating Geordie Shore housemate Vicky Pattison and was known as 'Fit Dan' on the show. He has also appeared on the reality TV show Ex On The Beach, where he is introduced as Vicky Pattison's ex.


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