Matt McIlwrick

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Matt McIlwrick
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Personal information
Full name Matthew McIlwrick[1]
Born (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 24)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Playing information
Position hooker, lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–14 Canberra Raiders 19 1 0 0 4
2015 Sydney Roosters 8 0 0 0 0
2016– Cronulla-Sutherland 0 0 0 0 0
Total 27 1 0 0 4
As of 21 November 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Matt McIlwrick (born 4 June 1991) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays at hooker, but can also fill in at lock and previously played for the Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roosters.

Background[edit]

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, McIlwrick played his junior football for the Halswell Hornets. While playing for the Hornets, he represented the New Zealand Under 16s team. In 2008, he joined the Canberra Raiders on a 3-year contract.[2]

Playing career[edit]

In 2008, McIlwrick played for the Canberra Raiders' S. G. Ball Cup team,[3] winning the Players' Player award.[2]

In Round 10 of the 2008 NYC season, McIlwrick made his NYC debut. He went on to play in 64 NYC matches between 2008 and 2011.[4][5][6][7]

In 2010, McIlwrick played for the Junior Kiwis in their 2010 two-match series against the Junior Kangaroos.[8]

Before the start of the 2012 NRL season, McIlwrick re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract.[9]

In 2012, McIlwrick moved on to the Raiders' New South Wales Cup team, Mount Pritchard Mounties.[10]

In Round 8 of the 2012 NRL season, McIlwrick made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[11][12][13]

On 18 April 2013, McIlwrick re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract.[14]

On 9 September 2014, McIlwrick was named in the New Zealand train-on squad for the 2014 Four Nations,[15][16] but didn't make the final squad.

In November 2014, the Sydney Roosters made an inquiry about the contract status of McIlwrick, looking to potentially sign him as a back-up to regular hooker Jake Friend, but the approach was ultimately turned down by the Raiders.[17]

On 4 December 2014, after coming to an agreement, McIlwrick signed a 1-year contract with the Sydney Roosters starting in 2015,[18] after being released from the final year of his Raiders contract.[19]

McIlwrick went on to play in 8 games for the Roosters in the 2015 season, but was released at the end of the year.[20] On 20 November 2015, he signed a 1-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2016.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player statistics for Matthew Mcilwrick". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b "NRL clubs offer contracts to Canterbury players". Stuff.co.nz. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Huge Win by Raiders SG Ball". Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Round 3 Toyota Cup Team lists". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Matt Russell Previews Round 22 of the Toyota Cup". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  7. ^ "Toyota Cup Team Lists : Round 1". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  8. ^ "Nine NYC-winning Warriors named in Jnr Kiwis". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  9. ^ "The Next Big thing : Who is your NRL Club's Rookie to Watch in 2012". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  10. ^ "McIlwrick set for big break at Waddell's expense". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  11. ^ [2][dead link]
  12. ^ Lee Gaskin. "McIlwrick set for big break at Waddell's expense". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  13. ^ "NRL 2012 - Round 8". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  14. ^ Raiders.com.au (2013-04-18). "Raiders re-sign McIlwrick and Vaughan | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  15. ^ "Kiwis Name Four Nations Train-On Squad". Rugby League Week. 2014-09-09. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  16. ^ "NZ Kiwi Four Nations train-on squad announcement". League Unlimited. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  17. ^ Chris Wilson (2014-11-20). "Canberra Raiders hold on to hookers despite Roosters' approach". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  18. ^ "Announce immediate signing of Matt McIlwrick". Roosters.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  19. ^ Chris Wilson (2014-12-03). "Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart wants more after signing Roosters forward Frank-Paul Nu'uausala". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  20. ^ "Cronulla Gun Jack Bird in Demand; Titans Chase Queensland Origin star". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  21. ^ "Sharks sign McIlwrick for 2016". Zero Tackle. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 

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