Steve Irwin (rugby league)
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|Full name||Steven Irwin|
19 June 1983 |
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
As of 3 February 2009
Irwin, affectionately nicknamed "Croc" after the TV personality the Crocodile Hunter of the same name, made a remarkable rise to first grade football in just 5 years. He spent much of his youth playing soccer before picking up Rugby League at the age of 14.
On 18 May 2007, Irwin was with his teammate Todd Carney when Carney decided to drive in Irwin's ute, despite Carney having been disqualified from driving at the time. Police began to pursue the vehicle in a high-speed chase through the back streets of the Canberra suburb of Bruce. After turning into a dead-end street, Carney stopped the car and fled the scene on foot, leaving Irwin in the passenger seat. Irwin told police Carney was the driver. Controversially, the Raiders club sacked Irwin over the incident (who was not charged with any offenses), but retained Carney. 
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