Luke Kelly (rugby league)

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Luke Kelly
Luke Kelly.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luke Kelly
Born (1989-10-13) 13 October 1989 (age 27)
Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–12 Melbourne Storm 6 0 0 0 0
2012–16 Parramatta Eels 41 3 14 2 42
2017– South Sydney 1 0 0 0 0
Total 48 3 14 2 42
Source: NRL StatsRLP

Luke Kelly (born 13 October 1989) in Katherine, Northern Territory is an Australian Rugby League player for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League. Kelly plays either Five Eighth or Halfback.

Background[edit]

After starting out at the Katherine Bushrangers in the Northern Territory Rugby League competition.[1] Kelly then moved to Sydney to boarding school, where he starred as a playmaker at fame league nursery, St Gregory's College, Campbelltown. Kelly was discovered by Storm scouts at a NSWCCC tournament and, after one year with the Western Suburbs Magpies SG Ball side, moved to Melbourne to play in the National Youth Competition.

Playing career[edit]

Melbourne[edit]

Kelly was the captain of the Melbourne Storm National Youth Competition winning team in 2009. He was the man of the match in final win over the Wests Tigers. He made his NRL debut against the Parramatta Eels in 2009 in round 17 of the 2009 NRL season.

Kelly managed just four NRL games in 2010, three of these came in succession at the back-end of the season.

Parramatta[edit]

Kelly joined the Parramatta Eels mid season in 2012 and made his debut for the club against the Penrith Panthers in Round 16, where the Eels won 19-18.

In June 2013, Kelly was one of 12 Parramatta players that were told that their futures at the club were uncertain by coach, Ricky Stuart.

South Sydney[edit]

In October 2016, Kelly signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2017 NRL Season, as cover for regular halves Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker, after a season ending injury to newly signed Halfback Connor Tracey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kossatch, Nick (14 February 2015). "Katherine product shows class in red centre". NT News. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 

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