Mark Nixon

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Mark Nixon
Personal information
Full name Mark Byron Nixon
Born 5 Feb 1968
New Zealand
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Hornby (CRL)
1990–91 Rochdale Hornets
1994 Canterbury Cardinals 25 11 0 0 44
1994–95 Featherstone Rovers
1996 Canterbury Cardinals 6 3 0 0 12
Total 31 14 0 0 56
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–97 Canterbury
1990–93 New Zealand 2 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Mark Byron Nixon[1] is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in two tests, including a match counting towards the 1992 World Cup against lackluster team Papua New Guinea.

Playing career[edit]

Nixon played for the Hornby club in the Canterbury Rugby League competition and represented Canterbury. In 1989 he spent ten weeks in Australia with the Canberra Raiders as part of the New Zealand Rugby League's "Rookie Scheme".[2]

In 1990 he was selected for the New Zealand Kiwis and played in two Test matches against Papua New Guinea. Later that year he moved to England, joining the Rochdale Hornets for the 1990/91 season.

In 1993 Nixon captained Canterbury and was selected as a Kiwi triallist.[3][4] From there he was selected as part of the Kiwis touring side to Great Britain and France but did not play in any Test matches.

In 1994 Nixon was part of the Canterbury Country Cardinals in the new Lion Red Cup.[5] At the end of the year he again moved to England, playing for the Featherstone Rovers during the 1994/95 season.[6]

Nixon again represented Canterbury in 1997.[7][8]

Later years[edit]

Nixon is now a part-time rugby league broadcaster[9] and full-time security guard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NIXON, Mark Byron 1990, 1993 - Kiwi #624 Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Lion Red 1989 Rugby League Annual New Zealand Rugby League, p.82
  3. ^ Smith, Tony (30 May 2009). "Nothing better than bettering Auckland". The Press. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1993, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1993. p.p.192-202
  5. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.110
  6. ^ Nixon covers for injured Pearson The Independent, 23 September 1994
  7. ^ Cougars to venture on to Canterbury killing field Sunday Star-Times, 12 October 1997
  8. ^ Nixon replaces brother The Press, 14 May 1997
  9. ^ Canterbury trampled over Auckland The Press, 12 September 2008