Tyrone McCarthy

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Tyrone McCarthy
Tyrone McCarthy Warrington.jpg
Personal information
Born (1989-04-21) 21 April 1989 (age 29)
Warrington, England
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Weight14 st 9 lb (93 kg)[1]
Playing information
PositionSecond-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 Warrington Wolves 43 3 0 0 12
2010(loan) Leigh Centurions 18 6 0 0 24
2011(loan) Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 7 1 0 0 4
2013(loan) Swinton Lions 11 0 0 0 0
2014 Northern Pride 27 10 0 0 40
2015 Hull Kingston Rovers 30 4 0 0 16
2016–17 St. George Illawarra 2 0 0 0 0
2016-17(loan) Illawarra RLFC 37 6 0 0 24
2017– Salford Red Devils 30 6 2 0 28
Total 205 36 2 0 148
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Ireland 16 2 0 0 8
As of 13 October 2018
Source: [2][3]

Tyrone McCarthy (born 21 April 1989) is an Irish international rugby league footballer who plays for the Salford Red Devils in the European Super League. A second-row or loose forward, he previously played in the European Super League for the Warrington Wolves and Hull Kingston Rovers. He has previously played the for Australian club, St. George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL.[2]

Background[edit]

McCarthy was born in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

Club career[edit]

McCarthy on international duty with Ireland in 2011

McCarthy made his début in the European Super League for the Warrington Wolves on 14 August 2009 against Wigan. He played as a substitute in the 2009 Challenge Cup Final in only his third first-team appearance.[4]

McCarthy spent time on loan in the Championship with Leigh in 2010 and at fellow Super League club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2011, making 7 appearances before returning to his parent club. He scored a try in the 2012 Challenge Cup Final victory over Leeds Rhinos. In 2014 he signed for the Queensland Cup side Northern Pride, playing a key role as the Pride won the 2014 Intrust Super Cup, and the inaugural NRL State Championship.

McCarthy returned to the Super League in 2015, signing with Hull Kingston Rovers. Following a season-ending injury to captain Terry Campese, McCarthy was named acting captain for the remainder of the year and led the team out at Wembley Stadium for the 2015 Challenge Cup final, which Hull KR lost 50-0 to Leeds Rhinos.[5] On 7 September 2015 it was announced that Tyrone McCarthy signed for the St. George Illawarra Dragons on a two-year deal beginning in 2016.[6]

In September 2016, McCarthy was named as a second-row in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year.[7]

International career[edit]

McCarthy is an Ireland international, having made his début in a victory over Serbia in 2009. He was named Ireland vice-captain in the build-up to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tyrone McCarthy Hull Kingston Rovers". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Surreal experience for rising Warrington Wolves star Tyrone McCarthy". warringtonguardian.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Tyrone McCarthy leads Hull KR against Leeds in Challenge Cup final". theguardian.com. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Tyrone McCarthy: Hull KR captain to join St George-Illawarra in NRL". BBC Sport. 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  7. ^ NSWRL.com.au (2016-03-26). "2016 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  8. ^ "Finn named Ireland captain for World Cup". nrl.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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