Selasi Berdie

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Selasi Berdie
Personal information
Full nameSelasi Berdie
Born (1986-02-03) 3 February 1986 (age 35)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Playing information
PositionProp, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–09 Gold Coast Titans 2 0 0 0 0

Selasi Berdie (born 3 February 1986) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans who usually plays as a prop. He is believed to be the first player of African descent to play in the National Rugby League.[1]

Early years[edit]

Berdie grew up in Melbourne and played tennis before taking up rugby league. Berdie graduated with a double degree in sports science and management in 2008.[2]

Queensland Cup[edit]

In 2008 Berdie was signed by the Gold Coast Titans and was assigned to play for a feeder club, the Tweed Heads Seagulls, in the Queensland Cup.[3]

In 2008 he played for Queensland Country and the Queensland Residents sides.[4][5]

Gold Coast Titans[edit]

Berdie made his National Rugby League debut playing for the Gold Coast Titans in Round 26, 2008 and is fondly known as Big Bird.[6]


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