Tyrone McCarthy

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Tyrone McCarthy
Tyrone McCarthy Warrington.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 29)
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Weight 14 st 9 lb (93 kg)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward
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
2014 Northern Pride 27 10 0 0 40
2015 Hull Kingston Rovers 21 4 0 0 16
2016– St. George Illawarra 3 0 0 0 0
Total 119 24 0 0 96
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 Ireland 12 1 0 0 4
As of 1 September 2015

Tyrone McCarthy (born 21 April 1988) is a British professional rugby league footballer who plays in the NRL for Australian club, St. George Illawarra Dragons. An Irish international representative second-row or loose forward, he previously played in Super League for English clubs, Warrington Wolves and Hull Kingston Rovers.

Club career[edit]

McCarthy on international duty with Ireland in 2011

Born in Warrington, England, McCarthy made his debut in 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

In September 2016, McCarthy was named at second-row in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year.[5]

International career[edit]

McCarthy is an Ireland international, having made his debut in a victory over Serbia in 2009. He was named Ireland vice-captain in the build-up to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.[6]


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