Tookey while playing for the New Zealand Warriors
|Nickname||Tooks, Big Tooks|
9 March 1977 |
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb)|
Rugby league career
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. He later worked as a Development Officer for the Canberra Raiders with their associated club Souths Logan Magpies.
- New Zealand Rugby League, The 2009 Kiwis (Auckland, Sentra Printing 2009) p.35
- "Meeting Mark Tookey". Renegades Fantasy Sports. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "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.
- "Mark Tookey for Councillor". His own website. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 553. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.
- Mitchell Dale. "Legend Q&A". Rugby League Week. Sydney, NSW: PBLMedia (18 June 2008): pgs 30–31.
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