Kyle Turner (rugby league)

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Kyle Turner
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Turner playing for the Rabbitohs in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 23)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position second-row, lock, centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014– South Sydney 30 6 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015 Indigenous All Stars 1 0 0 0 0
As of 13 September 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Kyle Turner (born 20 February 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League. He plays at second-row and lock, but can also fill in at centre. He played in the Rabbitohs' 2014 NRL Premiership winning team and has represented the Indigenous All Stars.

Background[edit]

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Turner is of Indigenous Australian descent and played his junior football for Coonabarabran Unicorns, before being signed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs. As a youngster, he played for the New South Wales Indigenous Under-16s team. In 2011 and 2012, Turner played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs' NYC team before moving on to the Rabbitohs' New South Wales Cup team, North Sydney Bears in 2013. On 1 March 2013, Turner re-signed with the Rabbitohs on a 2-year contract to the end if the 2015 season.[1]

Playing career[edit]

2014[edit]

In Round 3 of the 2014 NRL season, Turner made his NRL debut for the South Sydney Rabbitohs against the Wests Tigers off the interchange bench in the Rabbitohs 25-16 win at ANZ Stadium.[2] In Round 6 against the Penrith Panthers, Turner scored his first NRL career try in the Rabbitohs 18-2 win at Penrith Stadium.[3] On 5 October 2014, in the Rabbitohs 2014 NRL Grand Final match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Turner played off the interchange bench in the Rabbitohs 30-6 victory.[4][5]

2015[edit]

On 31 January and 1 February, Turner played for the Rabbitohs in their winning 2015 NRL Auckland Nines campaign.[6] On 13 February, he played for the Indigenous All Stars against the NRL All Stars in the 2015 All Stars match.[7] During the game, he seriously injured his neck after being tackled by Paul Gallen.[8][9] Turner was sidelined for the first 20 rounds of the 2015 NRL season, before returning in Round 21 against the Penrith Panthers, playing off the interchange bench. During the game, he was concussed in a tackle and taken off the field for the remainder of the game in the Rabbitohs' 20-16 win at ANZ Stadium.[10] He finished the 2015 season having played in 6 matches for the Rabbitohs.[11] On 8 October, he re-signed with the Rabbitohs on a 2-year contract.[12][13]

2016[edit]

On 2 February, Turner was named in the Rabbitohs' 2016 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rabbitohs re-sign Burgess, McQueen and Turner | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Tigers smash scrappy Rabbitohs". NRL.com. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Rabbitohs Defeat Panthers 18-2". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Rabbitohs Win 2014 NRL Grand Final Defeating Canterbury Bulldogs 30-6". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Rabbitohs Grand Final Player Ratings". NRL.com. 2014-10-05. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  6. ^ "RABBITOHS UNVEIL 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Final All Stars teams announced". NRL.com. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  8. ^ "Rabbitohs Kyle Turner Out Indefinitely with Spinal Injury". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Rabbitohs Kyle Turner Returns from Serious Neck Injury". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  10. ^ "Rabbitohs v Panthers Worst Nightmare for Kyle Turner Realised with Concussion in Injury Return". Foxpsorts.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  11. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-11-07. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  12. ^ "Rabbitohs re-sign Kyle Turner | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  13. ^ "Extend Contract of Kyle Turner for Seasons 2016 and 2017". Rabbitohs. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  14. ^ "Rabbitohs name 2016 Nines squad". Rugby League Week. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/team/player-profiles.html