Edrick Lee

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Edrick Lee
Edrick Lee Queensland.jpg
Personal information
Born (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 25)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–16 Canberra Raiders 67 33 0 0 132
2017– Cronulla-Sutherland 18 11 0 0 44
2019 Newcastle Knights 0 0 0 0 0
Total 85 44 0 0 176
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Indigenous All Stars 1 0 0 0 0
As of 25 June 2018
Source: [1]

Edrick Lee (born 18 September 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders. His position is primarily on the wing, but he can also play centre. He is an Indigenous All Stars representative.

Background[edit]

Lee playing for the 2012 Under 20s Queensland side

Lee was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is of Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander descent.[2]

Lee is the cousin of NBA basketball player, Patty Mills.[3] and Gold Coast Titans player Brenko Lee.[4]

Lee began playing rugby league at age 12 for Easts Mount Gravatt. A keen basketball player in his youth, Lee represented the Brisbane Bullets development squad before deciding to focus on rugby league.

Playing career[edit]

In 2010, Lee was playing rugby league in Brisbane's division two competition for Mt Gravatt, situated in the Brisbane Broncos official catchment area, when he was spotted by Souths Logan Magpies scout Brian Edwards. Edwards recruited Lee to the Magpies under 20s squad. After 8 games, Edwards contacted Canberra Raiders development officer David Hamilton, who signed Lee to play for the Raiders Toyota Cup side for 2011. In his first season for the Raiders under 20s side, Lee played 14 games, scoring 5 tries, playing wing, second row and off the bench. In 2012, Lee was included in the Raiders first grade trial against the Melbourne Storm, in which he scored a try. On 9 March 2012, Lee re-signed with Canberra for a further 2 years, until the end of the 2014 NRL season.[5] Lee cemented his spot in the centres for the Raiders under 20's in 2012, scoring 11 tries in their first 10 games. One of the form players to start the year, Lee was called up to represent Queensland in the inaugural Under 20's State of Origin. Lee scored 2 tries in the 18-14 loss to New South Wales at Penrith Stadium.[6]

2012[edit]

In round 12 of the 2012 NRL season, Lee made his NRL debut on the wing for the Raiders against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Raiders 18-36 loss at ANZ Stadium.[7][8] In his third first grade game, in round 14, against the Newcastle Knights, Lee scored his first and second NRL career tries in the Raiders 32-16 win at Hunter Stadium.[9] Lee finished his debut year in the NRL with playing in 7 matches and scoring 6 tries. Lee was listed on 23 of September in Lifestyle Uncuts' Top Ten Youngsters in the NRL, alongside players such as Nathan Green and Paul Carter.[10]

2013[edit]

In round 13, against the Broncos, Lee broke his arm with 15 minutes remaining. He remained on the field in the Raiders 30-18 win, resulting in Lee being praised for the toughness he showed. Lee also scored a try in the match.[11] The fracture ended Lee's season. He had played in 9 matches and scored 7 tries. On 23 October, Lee re-signed with the Canberra Raiders until the end of the 2017 season.[12]

2014[edit]

In round 3, against the Gold Coast Titans, Lee was originally ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing ligaments in his foot during the Raiders 12-24 loss.[13] He made a return in round 22 and finished the year with 2 tries from 8 appearances.[14]

2015[edit]

In June, Lee was named as 18th man for Queensland leading up to game 3 of the 2015 State of Origin series.[15] He finished the 2015 season having played in 23 matches and scored 12 tries.[16] He was named in the Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad but was ruled out due to injury.[17][18]

2016[edit]

At the start of the year, Lee was selected in the QAS Emerging Maroons squad.[19] On 5 February, Lee was one of eight players from the Maroons emerging camp who was banned from representing Queensland for 12-months after breaking curfew in Brisbane.[20] On 13 February, Lee played on the wing for the Indigenous All Stars against the World All Stars in the 8-12 loss at Suncorp Stadium.[21] In the Raiders Preliminary Final match against the Melbourne Storm, Lee made two crucial knock-ons as the Raiders lost 12-14 at AAMI Park.[22][23] Lee finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring 7 tries for the Raiders.

2017[edit]

On 23 February 2017, Lee signed a 2-year deal the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks after being released by the Raiders. Lee commented that he was "really excited to be joining the club, I can't wait for this year and I'm grateful for the opportunity."[24][25] In round 1 of the 2017 NRL season, Lee made his club debut for the Sharks against the Brisbane Broncos, playing on the wing in the 18-26 loss at Shark Park.[26] In round 3, against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Lee scored his first club try for the Sharks in the 10-16 loss at Shark Park.[27]. Lee spent the majority of The 2017 season with Cronulla's feeder club side The Newtown Jets in The Intrust Super Premiership NSW. On 26 June 2017, Lee was held up over the line with less than 4 minutes to play when playing for Newtown against The Wests Tigers in what some media outlets described as the bombed try of the year. If Lee was to have scored the try it would have leveled the game for Newtown and possibly had won them the match [28][29][30].

2018[edit]

After spending the majority of the 2017 season in reserve grade playing for Newtown, Lee was recalled to the Cronulla side for their round 4 game against Melbourne. He scored a try on his return in Cronulla's 14-4 victory.[31] In June, he signed a 3-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2019.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edrick Lee - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1992-09-18. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Canberra Raiders Fan Favourtie Edrick Lee Could Have Been a Basketball Star". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Former Brisbane Bullets Basketball Player Edrick Lee Signs Two Year Contract". Foxpsorts.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  4. ^ Jon Tuxworth. "Canberra Raiders' Brenko Lee puts aside homesick blues". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Raiders re-sign rising star Edrick Lee". SportsAustralia.com. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  6. ^ Jon Tuxworth. "Lee earns big rap from Meninga". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  7. ^ Jon Tuxworth. "Homesick Lee rockets into his Raiders debut". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Rabbitohs v Raiders". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  9. ^ "Canberra Raiders Add to Wayne Bennett's Misery". Theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  10. ^ "The Top 10 Youngsters From The NRL You'd Like To See In Super League by Chris Taylor of Lifestyle Uncut". Lifestyleuncut.com. 23 September 2012. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2013-06-12). "Edrick Lee | Broken Arm | Canberra Raiders |". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  12. ^ Lee Gaskin (2013-10-23). "Edrick Lee re-signs with Canberra Raiders until 2017". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  13. ^ Chris Wilson. "Canberra Raiders winger Edrick Lee out for NRL season". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  14. ^ Jon Tuxworth. "What we learned: Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  15. ^ Jon Tuxworth (2015-06-29). "Shock Queensland inclusion Edrick Lee 'could do a job' if called up: Sailor". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  16. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-08-19. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  17. ^ "Prime Minister's XIII train-on squad". NRL.com. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  18. ^ Lee Gaskin (2015-09-13). "Kangaroos forward Josh Papalii one of four Raiders players ruled out of PM's XIII squad". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  19. ^ "Maroons name Emerging Origin squad". NRL.com. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  20. ^ Dan Walsh; Pamela Whaley (2016-02-05). "Queensland Origin bans: Replacements for suspended Maroons Ben Hunt, Anthony Milford, Dylan Napa". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  21. ^ Chris Garry (13 February 2016). "World All Stars defeat Indigenous All Stars 12-8 at Suncorp Stadium". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  22. ^ "NRL Finals: Six magic moments from the Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders". Smh.com.au. 2016-09-24. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  23. ^ John Dean (2016-09-24). "Video: Canberra Raiders Edrick Lee bombs try in Storm NRL preliminary final win". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  24. ^ "Sharks sign Edrick Lee". NRL.com. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  25. ^ "The Cronulla Sharks have signed Edrick Lee until end of season 2018". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  26. ^ "NRL season 2017: Brisbane Broncos to come under concussion scrutiny in win over Cronulla Sharks". Smh.com.au. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  27. ^ "Dragons edge Sharks in derby". NRL.com. 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  28. ^ "Edrick Lee produces bombed try of the year". Retrieved 25 June 2018. 
  29. ^ "Jets fail to tame Tigers". 25 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2018. 
  30. ^ "Littlejohn-inspired Tigers Pip Jets". 24 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2018. 
  31. ^ Pengilly, Adam (30 March 2018). "Smith loses cool as referees rage in Sharks upset win". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2018. 
  32. ^ "Knights add Lee - Zero Tackle". 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018. 

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