Mark Mexico

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Mark Mexico
Mark Mexico.jpg
Mexico playing for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2014.
Personal information
Nickname Taimen[1]
Born (1989-05-21) 21 May 1989 (age 27)
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015 Newcastle Thunder 17 2 0 0 8
2016– Sheffield Eagles 40 4 0 0 16
Total 57 6 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Papua New Guinea 3 0 0 0 0
As of 18 April 2017
Source: [2]

Mark Mexico (born 21 May 1989) is a Papua New Guinean professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Sheffield Eagles in the Kingstone Press Championship. He plays at prop.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Lae, Papua New Guinea, Mexico played his junior football for Lae school Boys(Bungandi secondary school),local team Kamkumung Crushers before joining Intercity team the Lae Bombers, Enga Mioks, Master Mark City Rangers, Snax Tigers and Rabaul Gurias in the Papua New Guinea National Rugby League.

In 2013, Mexico had a short stints with Redcliffe Dolphins in the Instrust Supper Cup, Queensland Australia.

In 2014, Mexico joined the Papua New Guinea Hunters for their inaugural season in the Queensland Cup.[3]

In April 2014, after being strongly linked with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles,[4] Mexico signed a 1-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks effective immediately.[5][6]

In 2015, Mexico made the switch to Newcastle Thunder in England (League 1), and then signed a two-year (2016-2017) contract with Sheffield Eagles ( Kingston press championship)

Representative career[edit]

In 2005, Mexico played for the PNGRFL Junior Kumuls, (U16) School Boys Rugby League World Cup In Moscow.

In 2007, Mexico played for the PNGRFL Resident Kumuls against Cairns Northern Pride and then Test Match against Toa Samoa.

In 2008, Mexico selected in the train on squad for PNGRFL Kumuls, for the Rugby League World Cup in Australia.

In 2010, Mexico selected in the train on squad for the PNGRFL Kumuls, for the Rugby League Four Nation in Australia.

In 2011, Mexico played for the PNGRFL Emerging Kumuls.

In 2012, Mexico played for the PNGRFL Kumuls against Fiji Bati national rugby league team|Fiji]]. He also Played for the PNGRFL Prime Ministers XIII against the Australia Prime Minister's XIII

In 2013, Mexico played for the PNGRFL Residents Kumuls against the NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs. He also played for the PNGRFL Prime Minister's XIII national team against the Australia Prime Minister's XIII.

In October 2013, Mexico was selected in the Papua New Guinean squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup In England.

In 2014, Mexico played for the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister's XIII against the Australia Prime Minister's XIII.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serah moliki (2013-12-23). "MARK MEXICO - Papua New Guinea Kumuls". Kumuls.pngfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Mark Mexico - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  3. ^ Name (as it will appear on the site) * (2013-10-23). "Every player for every team who will be playing in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup". News.com.au. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Manly Sea Eagles sign PNG Hunters prop Mark Mexico discovered by Andrew Johns". Couriermail.com.au. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Cronulla Sharks sign PNG Hunters forward Mark Mexico | Papua New Guinea Today". News.pngfacts.com. 2014-04-06. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  6. ^ Sunday  27 March  -  8:33 pm  NZT (2014-04-07). "Sport: PNG Hunters prop signs for Cronulla Sharks | Radio New Zealand News". Radionz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 

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