Mark Tookey

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Mark Tookey
Mark Tookey Warriors.jpg
Tookey while playing for the New Zealand Warriors
Personal information
Nickname Tooks, Big Tooks
Born (1977-03-09) 9 March 1977 (age 40)
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996–97 South Queensland Crushers 18 3 0 0 12
1998–99 Parramatta Eels 40 4 0 0 16
2000–04 New Zealand Warriors 67 9 0 0 36
2004 Castleford Tigers 10 1 0 0 4
2005–06 Harlequins RL 56 6 0 0 24
Total 191 23 0 0 92

Mark Tookey (born 9 March 1977 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia) is a former professional rugby league player and coach. His field position was prop.

Rugby league career[edit]

Mark Tookey playing for the New Zealand Warriors

Tookey played for the South Queensland Crushers, Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Warriors and was a prop forward for the Warriors in their 2002 NRL Grand Final loss to the Sydney Roosters. He then played in Europe's Super League, for English clubs Castleford Tigers and Harlequins. Subsequent to his retirement as a player, Tookey was in 2009 the assistant coach of the Tongan side.[1] He later worked as a Development Officer for the Canberra Raiders with their associated club Souths Logan Magpies.[2]

Politics[edit]

Tookey is running as an independent candidate in Division 5 in the 2016 Logan City Council election,[3][4] which is being held on 19 March.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand Rugby League, The 2009 Kiwis (Auckland, Sentra Printing 2009) p.35
  2. ^ "Meeting Mark Tookey". Renegades Fantasy Sports. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Former NRL hardman Mark Tookey to join Mal Meninga and Glenn Lazarus in moving into politics". Courier Mail. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mark Tookey for Councillor". His own website. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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