Dean Pay

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Dean Pay
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Personal information
Born (1969-06-03) 3 June 1969 (age 47)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–95 Canterbury Bulldogs 108 6 0 0 24
1996–99 Parramatta Eels 76 6 1 0 26
Total 184 12 1 0 50
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–98 New South Wales 12 0 0 0 0
1994–98 Australia 10 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

Dean Pay (born 3 June 1969) is an Australian former professional rugby league player for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Parramatta Eels, New South Wales and for the Australian national side.

Widely regarded as "one of the greats," he was instrumental in the Bulldogs' success during the early 1990s, Pay was a skillful ball-playing forward and an especially strong defender. At the end of the 1994 NSWRL season, he went on the 1994 Kangaroo tour.

In a career-defining moment during the 1995 ARL season's semi-finals campaign, Pay broke the ribs of star Brisbane forward Glenn Lazarus in the opening moments of the match, thereby ruining the Broncos' premiership ambitions.

Pay was named as the Catalans Dragons' new assistant coach in 2009 under Kevin Walters. In 2010, Pay started coaching the Melbourne Storm's under-20 side in the NYC competition.[1]

A year later, Pay was named as the coach of New South Wales in the inaugural under-20s State of Origin match.[2] During 2012 Pay signed as Parammatta Eels assistant coach for the 2013 NRL season under incoming head coach Ricky Stuart.

In 2014, Pay coached the NSW Under-20s to their third consecutive victory.


  1. ^ "Dragons name new assistant boss". BBC. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. ^ Adrian Proszenko (18 March 2012). "Henson Park proves happy landing ground for cast-offs". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 

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