Danny Galea

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Danny Galea
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Galea
Born (1983-09-20) 20 September 1983 (age 33)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 97 kg (15 st 4 lb)[1]
Position Centre, Second-row, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–06 Penrith Panthers 66 15 0 0 60
2007–09 Wests Tigers 34 1 0 0 4
2010–11 Canberra Raiders 20 0 0 0 0
2012 Penrith Panthers 14 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Widnes Vikings 25 4 0 0 16
Total 159 20 0 0 80

Daniel "Danny" Galea (born 20 September 1983 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for Penrith Panthers, Wests Tigers and Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League, and for the Widnes Vikings in the English Super League.


Galea attended Walters Road Public School and Evans High School, in Blacktown, Sydney, and played junior football with Blacktown City and Emu Plains JRLFC. He is of Maltese descent.[2]

Galea played a handful of games for Penrith Panthers in 2002 & 2003, but from 2004 on was a regular in the starting side, playing in the centres . He joined the Wests Tigers from 2007, with coach Tim Sheens playing him in the back row, mostly from the bench. In his first season with Wests Tigers he played in just two games. Over the three years he spent at the club, he scored just one try, in what was to be his last appearance.

Galea signed a 1-year deal with the Canberra Raiders on 4 November 2009,[3] and at the end of the year agreed to remain at the club for another season.[4] He played in twenty games in his three years with the Raiders, and was a member of the starting side as they lost the last 6 games of 2011.

Danny Galea signed a 2-year deal to return to the Penrith Panthers on 2 September 2011.[5]

Galea signed with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on 28 June 2013, after being unable to make the Penrith Panthers first grade side in 2013.[6] He did not play any first-grade at the Bulldogs.

Galea joined the Widnes Vikings in the Super League in 2014. On 4 May 2014, he signed a new deal that will keep him at Widnes for another 2 years.[7] He announced his retirement at the end of the 2015 season.[8]

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