|Full name||Nicholas Kouparitsas|
26 February 1984 |
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|As of 15 February 2012|
Nick Kouparitsas (born Canberra, ACT) is a retired Greek-Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s. A Greece international representative second-row forward, he has played for the Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters. He is now a real estate agent in Queensland, and retired from Rugby League26 February 1984 in
Kouparitsas made his NRL début for the Bulldogs in 2006, making three NRL appearances in 2006. He became a regular part of the Bulldogs first grade team in 2007. He scored his first NRL try on 22 June 2007 against Manly at Brookvale Oval.
In 2009, Kouparitsas spent the beginning of the season playing NSW Cup for Bulldogs' feeder club, the Bankstown City Bulls. As a result of not playing first grade, a release was sought from the Bulldogs and Kouparitsas signed with the Sydney Roosters prior to round 8. The deal was meant to go ahead weeks earlier, but the Bulldogs pulled out of the deal. At the conclusion of the 2009 season, Kouparitsas has played in two consecutive wooden spoon teams (the Bulldogs in 2008 and then the Roosters in 2009). He joined English club Harlequins on a one-year deal for the 2011 Engage Super League season.
At an international level, Kouparitsas played for the Greek Rugby League side in 2005 in a friendly match against Malta. He also took part in the historic first Rugby League match to take place in Greece, which was played in Athens on 28 October 2006. Greece beat Serbia 44–26, in a match that featured Michael Korkidas, who captained Greece.
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- New South Wales Cup Round #6, Auckland Vulcans, 3 July 2009.