Fraser Anderson

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Fraser Anderson
Personal information
Full nameFraser Anderson
Born (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 35)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
PositionSecond-row, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006 Brisbane Broncos 2 1 0 0 4
2007–08 Cronulla-Sutherland 43 12 0 0 48
Total 45 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Tonga
Source: [1][2]

Fraser Anderson (born 20 April 1984) is a professional rugby footballer who plays rugby union for the Kobelco Steelers. Anderson previously played rugby league in the National Rugby League for Brisbane and Cronulla-Sutherland.[2]

Background[edit]

Anderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Anderson is of Tongan descent.

Early years[edit]

Fraser Anderson attended The Church College of New Zealand.[3] Anderson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served for two years as a missionary in Olongapo in the Philippines.[4]

Rugby league career[edit]

Anderson made his first grade rugby league debut for the Brisbane Broncos in Round 14, 2006 against South Sydney Rabbitohs at Telstra Stadium. Anderson then became a regular in the Cronulla Sharks line up during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, playing either in the centres or the second row. Anderson's final game in the NRL was the 2008 preliminary final match against Melbourne which Cronulla lost 28-0.

Representative career[edit]

Anderson was named in both the Tonga training squad and the New Zealand training squad for the 2008 World Cup.[5][6] He did not make the New Zealand side, but was selected to play for Tonga in the World Cup.[7]

Rugby union career[edit]

On 24 February 2009 it was announced that Anderson had been granted an immediate release from his Sharks contract to take up a two-year contract with Top League Japanese rugby union club, Kobelco Steelers, worth A$400,000 per year.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRL Stats
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ Rattue, Chris (28 February 2009). "Rugby: NRL's biggest stars develop yen for rugby". New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport/Exmissionary-Anderson-in-Broncos-jersey/2006/06/09/1149815289962.html
  5. ^ "Tug-of-war over Mason". Sky Sports. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  7. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  8. ^ Anderson beats Benji to Japanese rugby AAP, 24 Feb 2009
  9. ^ Willie Mason's manager Greg Keenan reveals Japan hit list The Daily Telegraph, 25 February 2009