Kane Elgey

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Kane Elgey
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Personal information
Born (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 26)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
PositionHalfback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–18 Gold Coast Titans 46 15 19 0 98
2019 Manly Sea Eagles 12 1 0 0 4
Total 58 16 19 0 102
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 0 0 0
As of 10 August 2019
Source: [1]

Kane Elgey (born 14 January 1994) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who last played as a halfback for the Gold Coast Titans and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL. Elgey played for the Prime Minister's XIII in 2015.

Background[edit]

Elgey was born on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

He played his junior rugby league for the Tugun Seahawks, before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In October 2011, Elgey played for the Australian Schoolboys.[3][4] From 2012 to 2014, he played for the Gold Coast Titans' NYC team, captaining the side in 2014.[5][6] Elgey was named on the interchange bench in the 2014 NYC Team of the Year,[7] but then awarded the NYC Player of the Year, despite his team coming 15th (second last).[8][9] On 12 September 2014, he re-signed with the Titans on a 1-year contract.[10]

Playing career[edit]

In 2015, Elgey started the year in the Titans' Queensland Cup team, the Tweed Heads Seagulls.[11] In Round 4, he made his NRL debut for the Titans against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, playing at halfback in the Titans' 24-22 win at Remondis Stadium.[12][13][14] He then re-signed with the Titans on a 2-year contract.[15][16] In Round 8 against the New Zealand Warriors, he scored his first and second NRL career tries in the Titans' 32-28 win at Mt Smart Stadium.[17][18] He finished his debut year in the NRL having played in 16 matches, scoring 6 tries and kicking 10 goals for the Titans,[19] and was named their Rookie of the Year.[20] On 26 September, he played for the Prime Minister's XIII against Papua New Guinea, playing at halfback in his team's 40-12 win in Port Moresby.[21][22]

On 5 January 2016, Elgey suffered a season-ending ACL injury at the Titans' first training session of the season.[23][24] on 14 March, he extended his contract with the Titans to the end of 2018.[25]

In August 2018, Elgey signed a two-year deal to join the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles for the 2019 NRL season.[26]

On 24 September 2019, Elgey announced his retirement from rugby league via his Instagram page. In his post Elgey wrote "I just know deep down I don't love it like I used to and when you lose that it's very hard to keep doing it at a high level".[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kane Elgey - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Kane Elgey". Titans.com.au. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "ASSRL Schoolboys rugby league news, Australian Secondary School Rugby League, Australian Schoolboys". Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Junior Titans selected for Australian Schoolboys". Leagueoftitans.com.au. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Kane Elgey – NYC Player of the Year". Nyc Database. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  6. ^ Meyn, Travis (5 September 2014). "Gold Coast Titans on verge of losing two best juniors, Jahrome Hughes and Kane Elgey". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Holden Cup Team of the Year". NRL.com. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Elgey the Under-20s Player of the Year". NRL.com. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Titans attack shifts for rookie inclusion". NRL.com. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Kingston and Elgey re-sign | NRL". Zero Tackle. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Elgey Stands Tall In Gulls Win | News". Tweedheadsseagulls.com.au. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  12. ^ "NRL 2015 - Round 4". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Elgey to debut, Zillman's 150th". Titans. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Sharks v Titans: Late intercept try to James Roberts devastates cellar dwellers Cronulla". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Kane Elgey re-signs with Titans | NRL". Zero Tackle. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Kane Elgey Rejects Manly Sea Eagles to Stay with Gold Coast Titans". Couriermail.com.au. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  17. ^ "NRL 2015 - Round 8". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  18. ^ Kinbacher, Lucy (25 April 2015). "Titans hold off Warriors to win 32-28 in New Zealand". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Elgey the rookie of the year". Titans. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Merrin to lead Prime Minister's XIII". NRL.com. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  22. ^ Tom Decent. "Australian Prime Minister's XIII beat Papua New Guinea 40-12 in Port Moresby". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  23. ^ "Kane Elgey Injury Forces Neil Harvey to Reshuffle Titans Backline". The Australian. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Gold Coast Titans Halfback Kane Elgey Will Miss Entire 2016 Season". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Titans re-sign Kane Elgey". Zero Tackle. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  26. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/kane-elgey-manly-sea-eagles-nrl-gold-coast-titans/1hwcd1c2zz41f1x0x220i2qnvj
  27. ^ "Manly Sea Eagles half Kane Elgey announces retirement". WWOS.

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