Sam McKendry

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Sam McKendry
Sam McKendry.jpg
Personal information
Born (1989-07-19) 19 July 1989 (age 27)
Stirling, Western Australia, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008– Penrith Panthers 137 8 0 0 32
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–10 New Zealand Māori 2 1 0 0 4
2010–13 New Zealand 8 0 0 0 0
As of 26 March 2017
Source: [1]

Sam McKendry (born 19 July 1989, in Stirling, Western Australia) is a professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. He plays as a prop and is a former New Zealand international.[2]

Early years[edit]

McKendry was born in Stirling, Western Australia. He then moved back to New Zealand when he was 7 years old. He was a Mt Albert Lions junior and played for the Junior Kiwis. He was a boarding student at Mt Albert Grammar School where he represented the under 15 rugby union team and First XIII rugby league team.

Playing career[edit]

McKendry playing for the New Zealand Māori in 2008

McKendry debuted for the Penrith Panthers in the 2008 NRL season, with successful and unsuccessful stints keeping him in and out of first-grade. However, during the 2010 NRL season, McKendry became a fixed member of Panthers 17-man squad.

Representative career[edit]

In 2008 McKendry played for the New Zealand Māori in a curtain raiser to the 2008 World Cup.

In 2010 he was named in the New Zealand Kiwis squad for the Four Nations tournament after Fuifui Moimoi withdrew due to injury. McKendry again played for the New Zealand Māori in 2010 against England as part of the build up to the Four Nations.[3] He made his test debut for the New Zealand Kiwis in the 2010 Four Nations.

For the 2013 Anzac Test, McKendry was selected to play for New Zealand from the interchange bench in their loss against Australia.

Personal life[edit]

Mckendry is married to Kirsten McKendry (formerly Grech).[4]


  1. ^ Shawn Dollin and Andrew Ferguson (13 February 2016). "Sam McKendry". 
  2. ^ "Penrith Panthers prop Sam McKendry runs into form". Daily Telegraph. 09-04-2010. Retrieved 2010-04-17.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "League: Maori draw with England". The New Zealand Herald. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sam McKendry's recovery a boost for Panthers". Stuff. 

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