Mark Minichiello

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Mark Minichiello
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Personal information
Full name Markus Antonio Minichiello
Born (1982-01-30) 30 January 1982 (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002 Sydney Roosters 1 0 0 0 0
2003–06 South Sydney 85 16 0 0 64
2007–14 Gold Coast Titans 173 32 0 0 128
2015– Hull F.C. 101 18 0 0 72
Total 360 66 0 0 264
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–11 NSW City 5 2 0 0 8
2013–17 Italy 6 1 0 0 4
As of 16 May 2018
Source: [2][3]

Markus Antonio "Mark" Minichiello (born 30 January 1982) is an Italian international professional rugby league footballer who plays for Hull F.C. in the Super League. He previously played for Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Gold Coast Titans, and at international level for Italy. His usual position is Second-row. He is the younger brother of former Golden Boot winner Anthony Minichiello.

Early career[edit]

While attending Westfields Sports High, Minichiello played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1999.[4]

Club career[edit]

Sydney Roosters[edit]

Mark started his career with Sydney Roosters in 2002. He only played one game for the club before switching to the arch rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs.

South Sydney Rabbitohs[edit]

He played 85 games with the club before signing for Gold Coast Titans in 2007 for their inaugural season.

Minichiello playing for the Gold Coast Titans

Gold Coast Titans[edit]

He has been an important member for the Titans since he joined in 2007.

Hull FC[edit]

On 15 August 2014, Minichiello announced that he was joining Hull F.C. in the Super League on a two-year deal starting in 2015. Minichiello enjoyed a successful season with the 'Airlie Birds' in 2015, winning the Supporters' Player of the Year award & the club's Player of the Year award with Liam Watts.

On 27 January 2016, Minichiello extended his contract with Hull until the end of the 2017 season.[5]

Representative career[edit]

City[edit]

He was selected for City in the City vs Country match on 8 May 2009.[6]

Italy[edit]

Minichiello played for Italy at the 2013 and 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

In 2017 Mark launched his own functional training and rehabilitation equipment company Xer360.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hull 1st Team Mark Minichiello". Hull FC. Hull FC. 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  2. ^ loverugbyleague
  3. ^ Rugby League Project
  4. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  5. ^ Daily, Hull. (27 January 2016) Mark Minichiello extends Hull FC contract. Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved on 2016-09-30.
  6. ^ Balym, Todd (3 May 2009). "Blues halfback duel in two as Mitchell Pearce misses selection". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Xer360 website Retrieved on 2017-01-12

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