Shannon Hegarty

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Shannon Hegarty
Personal information
Born (1979-06-14) 14 June 1979 (age 40)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
PositionWing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–04 Sydney Roosters 109 52 0 0 208
2005–08 South Sydney 59 10 0 0 40
2009 North Queensland 5 2 0 0 8
Total 173 64 0 0 256
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 0 0 0
2003 Queensland 3 0 0 0 0
2003 Australia 4 2 0 0 8
Source: [1]

Shannon Hegarty (born 14 June 1979) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s. An Australian international and Queensland State of Origin representative three-quarter back, he played club football in the National Rugby League for the Sydney Roosters (with whom he won the 2002 NRL Premiership), South Sydney Rabbitohs and North Queensland Cowboys.

Playing career[edit]

Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Hegarty played for the Sydney Roosters at centre in their 2000 NRL Grand Final loss to the Brisbane Broncos.

Hegarty scored the Roosters' first try in their win over the Warriors in the 2002 NRL grand final and went on to victory in England for the resulting 2003 World Club Challenge. He was then selected to play on the wing for Queensland in every match of the 2003 State of Origin series. Hegarty scored a try whilst playing in the centres for the Roosters in their loss to Penrith in the 2003 NRL grand final. After that he was selected to go on the 2003 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France, helping Australia to victory over Great Britain in what would be the last time the two nations contested an Ashes series.

Hegarty played for the Roosters on the wing in their 2004 NRL Grand final loss to cross-Sydney rivals, the Bulldogs.

Released from the final year of his playing contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on a mutual agreement, Hegarty signed with the North Queensland Cowboys two days later.[2]

Off the field, Hegarty posed for the Gods Of Football charity calendar in 2009 and appeared as Benji Veniamin in Tough Nuts: Australia's Hardest Criminals in 2011.[3]

He was a trainer and conditioning coach for the Jacksonville Axemen of the USA Rugby League.[4][5] He currently owns and operates Down Under Fitness gym & personal training in Jacksonville Beach, FL.[6]


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ "North Queensland Cowboys have signed Shannon Hegarty for 2009". Fox Sports News (Australia). 23 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Shannon Hegarty". Imdb. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Player-turned-trainer has Axemen ready for rugby league championship".
  5. ^ . Jacksonville Axemen. 23 January 2009 Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ . downunderfitnessjax. 23 January 2009 Retrieved 23 January 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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