Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

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Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
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Learoyd-Lahrs playing for the Raiders in 2009
Personal information
Full name Thomas Learoyd-Lahrs
Born (1985-09-13) 13 September 1985 (age 30)
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–05 Brisbane Broncos 10 0 0 0 0
2006–13 Canberra Raiders 109 8 0 0 32
2015 Melbourne Storm 1 0 0 0 0
Total 120 8 0 0 32
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–10 New South Wales 4 0 0 0 0
2010–12 Country Origin 3 0 0 0 0
2010–12 Indigenous All Stars 3 0 0 0 0
2010 Australia 4 0 0 0 0
As of 14 June 2011
Source: RLP, League Central, [1]

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (born 13 September 1985 in Tweed Heads, New South Wales[1]) is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer of the National Rugby League (NRL) competition. A former New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative forward, he previously played for the Brisbane Broncos, Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm.


While attending Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Learoyd-Lahrs played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2002 and 2003.[2] Learoyd-Lahrs' first 3 seasons with Canberra were disrupted by injuries, but in 2009 he discovered his best form and began a series of impressive displays that led to his selection on the bench for NSW in Game 3 of the 2009 Rugby League State of Origin series after being the 18th man for Game 2.

Despite playing in the second row Learoyd-Lahrs can also cover in the front row. Luke Bailey once commented that "Learoyd-Lahrs is about 600 kilos".[3] He typically plays an "enforcer" type role similar to the role played by Anthony Watmough and Neville Costigan.[4]

Learoyd-Lahrs is eligible to play for the Indigenous DreamTime team.[5]

He represented Australia in the 2010 Four Nations tournament.

Lahrs signed on with the Melbourne Storm for the 2015 season. He announced his retirement due to ongoing injury and was fare-welled among the 34 other retiring and departing players.


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