Luke Branighan

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Luke Branighan
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Personal information
Born (1981-06-29) 29 June 1981 (age 36)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 St George Illawarra 15 2 0 0 8
2001–02 Cronulla-Sutherland 1 0 0 0 0
2009 Gateshead Thunder 26 21 9 0 102
2010 Halifax 24 14 9 0 74
Total 66 37 18 0 184
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Malta
As of 2002
Source: [1][2]

Luke Branighan (born 29 June 1981) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s. He played in the National Rugby League for the St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, primaruily as a five-eighth.

Career[edit]

Branighan made his début with St George Illawarra halfway through 2000. He remained in the first-grade team for the rest of the season, playing in the halves with Trent Barrett.[3] He joined the Sharks in 2001, but made only one further NRL appearance.

While playing for New South Wales Cup side Balmain Tigers in 2005, Branighan was selected to tour with the Malta Knights.[4][5] In 2009 he played for the Gateshead Thunder and in 2010 he played for Halifax in the Co-operative Championship.[6]

Returning to Australia, Branighan played for Mounties in the Bundaberg Red Cup in 2011. In 2012, he became captain-coach of the Young Cherrypickers in the Group 9 competition.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luke Branighan at rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ loverugbyleague
  3. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "First ever squad for Maltese soil". rleague.com. 2 July 2005. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Branighan wants to play at the top". Malta Rugby League. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Gateshead Thunder eye better times - BBC Newcastle". Gateshead Thunder. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Pamela Whaley (28 September 2011). "Young signs Luke Branighan". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 

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