Steve Turner (rugby league)

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Steve Turner
Steve Turner Melbourne.jpg
Personal information
Full name Steven Turner
Born (1984-10-10) 10 October 1984 (age 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–03 Penrith Panthers 2 1 0 0 4
2004–09 Melbourne Storm 105 59 14 0 264
2010–13 Canterbury Bulldogs 54 23 60 0 216
Total 161 83 74 0 484
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0
2012 NSW City 1 2 4 0 16
Source: [1][2]

Steven Turner, (born on 10 October 1984) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. He played his club football in the National Rugby League for the Penrith Panthers, Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. He played one game for New South Wales in the State of Origin. He primarily played as a winger.

Background[edit]

Turner was educated at St Dominics College. [3]

Early career[edit]

He played junior rugby league with Cambridge Park in the PJRLF.[3] He then went to Cambridge Park and played fullback there for several years before making it to first grade. Also an under-15 state level touch football player, Turner was signed by the Penrith Panthers in 2000. He went on to play for NSW under-19s and the Junior Kangaroos.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

In 2002, Turner made his NRL debut for the Panthers against the Melbourne Storm. Turner then signed with Melbourne the next year.

In 2007, Turner was to be one of the inaugural members of the newly admitted Gold Coast Titans side after he announced in June 2006 that he had signed a new deal to the Gold Coast. Turner agreed to join the Titans until the end of 2009 but then later decided to remain at Melbourne.

He played his one and only game for the NSW Blues in game two of the 2008 State of Origin series, which the Blues lost 0-30.

He signed with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, competing for the place left by retired Bulldogs icon Hazem El Masri. He scored his first double for the club in the Bulldogs' 60–14 thrashing of the Sydney Roosters in round 3.

In 2011, Turner took over the goal kicking duties when Bryson Goodwin was injured and became a successful goal kicker. On 17 March 2013, Turner announced his retirement from rugby league effective immediately due to a recurring knee injury.[citation needed]

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