Michael Korkidas

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Michael Korkidas
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Personal information
Nickname Korki
Born (1981-01-12) 12 January 1981 (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–02 Sydney Roosters 8 0 0 0 0
2003–06 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 109 11 0 0 44
2007–08 Salford City Reds 27 1 0 0 4
2008 Castleford Tigers 21 1 0 0 4
2009 Huddersfield Giants 6 1 0 0 4
2009–11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 35 2 0 0 8
2012 Keighley Cougars 26 0 0 0 0
Total 232 16 0 0 64
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–11 Greece 6
As of 05:07, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Michael Korkidas (Greek: Μιχαλης Κορκιδας; on 12 January 1981) is an Australian-born Greek professional rugby league player, who has played in the NRL, the Super League and was captain for the Greek national rugby team. He primarily plays at Prop.

Playing career[edit]

Early Career in Australia[edit]

While attending Marist College Kogarah, Korkidas played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1998.[2]

Korkidas made his professional rugby league debut for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL in Australia in 2001. He played two seasons at the club. At the end of the 2002 season, he joined up with Super League's Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Heritage № 1203).

Super League Career (2003 - 2012)[edit]

Korkidas played in the Super League from 2003 until 2012, playing for a number of clubs. These clubs are: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (2003 – 2006), Salford City Reds (2007 – 2008), Castleford Tigers (2008), Huddersfield Giants (2009) and returning to the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2009 (until 2011) and finally, the Keighley Cougars (2012 - for one season).

He signed with Huddersfield Giants on a three-year contract from 2009 after negotiating a release from Castleford for his final season.[3][4] However, in late May 2009, Korkidas returned to Wakefield mid-season in a deal with both clubs.[5] He remained at the club until the end of the 2011 season.

In October 2011, he joined his old playing colleague Jason Demetriou, at the newly promoted Keighley Cougars for the 2012 season in the Championship.[6] At the end of the season, he retired from the Super league, and returned to Australia. There is no mention of Korkidas returning the NRL at this stage.

Return to Australia (2013 - present)[edit]

After his high-profile career in England, Korkidas returned to Australia in 2013 to ease off his playing career. He joined the Dapto Canaries club in 2013, a team that are playing in the Illawarra Rugby League competition. Korkidas finished his rugby league career with the club at the end of the 2014 season.

He also played for the Illawarra Cutters club in their final two games of the 2013 season. They participate in the NSW Cup, the NRL's NSW feeder competition for the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Representative career[edit]

Korkidas captained Greece during their 44–26 victory over Serbia in Athens on 28 October 2006.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official site of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats". web page. Wakefield wildcats. 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Korkidas released by Tigers". Sky Sports. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Korkidas joins Huddersfield Giants". giantsrl.com. 23 Oct 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ Korkidas, Michael. rleague.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-14.
  6. ^ Official website : Latest News : Buy Teamwear. Keighley Cougars. Retrieved on 2012-03-14.
  7. ^ "History made in Greece". Rugby League Review. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 

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