|Full name||Michael Weyman|
13 September 1984 |
Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||113 kg (17 st 11 lb)|
|2009–13||St. George Illawarra||93||9||0||0||36|
|2009–10||New South Wales||4||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Born in Moruya, New South Wales, Weyman played his junior football for the Moruya Sharks. While attending Carroll College in 2001 and Erindale College in 2002, Weyman was selected for the Australian Schoolboys team and was captain of the team. In 2002 and 2003, Weyman was selected for the Junior Kangaroos team and played for the New South Wales U19s in 2003.
National Rugby League
In May 2008, Weyman signed a 2-year deal with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2009, despite being offered a 1-year extension with the Raiders. In 2008, Weyman was suspended for six weeks after punching Gold Coast Titans forward Daniel Conn, breaking Conn's nose and leading the media to brand Weyman as a "thug". The incident was the low-point of Weyman's 2008 season and he played only seven NRL matches for the Raiders that year.
In 2009, Weyman was selected for Country in the City vs Country Origin match on 8 May 2009. Later that month Weyman was named in the 17-man squad to represent New South Wales in the opening game of the 2009 State of Origin series. Weyman made his Origin debut on 3 June 2009, in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium. Weyman missed the final game of the Origin series with an ankle injury.
For the 2010 ANZAC Test, Weyman was selected to play for Australia from the interchange bench in their victory against New Zealand. Weyman played 2 games for New South Wales in the 2010 State of Origin series. Weyman played in the 2010 NRL Grand Final for the St. George Illawarra Dragons against the Sydney Roosters. Weyman and Conn went head to head again in the Grand Final with Conn being put on report for a late shot on Weyman in the first half. The Dragons won 32–8.
In February 2011, Weyman played in the 2011 World Club Challenge for the St. George Illawarra Dragons against the Wigan Warriors, the Dragons winning 21-15. In an interview with the NRL regarding Weyman, Dragons coach Wayne Bennett said "I'd have him in any team I coached, I wouldn't have a hesitation."
In July 2013, Michael Weyman signed a 2-year deal with Hull KR for the 2014 European Super League season. During the 2014 season, he scored 4 tries in 4 consecutive games which placed him 2nd in the Hull KR try charts for a brief period of time. Weyman retired in March 2015.
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