Tyrone Phillips

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Tyrone Phillips
Tyrone Ranuku Phillips.jpg
Personal information
Full nameTyrone Ranuku Phillips
Born (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
PositionFullback, Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–16 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 4 0 0 16
2018–19 Penrith Panthers 9 4 0 0 16
Total 15 8 0 0 32
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–18 Fiji 4 2 0 0 8
As of 26 December 2018
Source: [1]

Tyrone Phillips (born 5 January 1994) is a Fijian international rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback, centre and winger for the Newtown Jets in the Canterbury Cup NSW.

Background[edit]

Phillips was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is of Fijian[2] and Indigenous Australian descent,[3]

He played his junior rugby league for La Perouse United. He was then signed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2011 to 2013, Phillips played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs' NYC team, scoring 24 tries in 46 matches.[4][5][6][7] In November 2013, he signed a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs starting in 2014.[8][9][10] He played for the Bulldogs' NYC team in early 2014,[4] before moving on to the Bulldogs' New South Wales Cup team in the same year.[11] On 3 May 2014, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team.[12]

2015[edit]

On 2 May, Phillips played for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2015 Melanesian Cup, making his international debut off the interchange bench in Fiji's 22-10 win at Cbus Super Stadium.[13][14] In Round 11 of the 2015 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Bulldogs against the Canberra Raiders.[15][16] On 27 September, he was named on the wing in the 2015 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[17] On 3 November, he re-signed with the Bulldogs on a 2-year contract.[18][19]

2017[edit]

On November 9, 2017, Phillips signed a one year contract with the Penrith Panthers for the 2018 season.

2018[edit]

In round 9 of the 2018 NRL season against the North Queensland Cowboys, Phillips made his debut for the Panthers, starting on the wing and scored 2 tries in the Panthers' 20-26 loss at Carrington Park at Bathurst.

2019[edit]

In February, Phillips and fellow Penrith player Liam Coleman were named alongside Tyrone May as the people involved in lewd videos filmed showing themselves having sex with an unidentified female. May was stood down by the NRL after the videos became public but Phillips and Coleman were allowed to continue playing.

On 31 March, Phillips was charged with a mid-range drink-driving offence. The matter was then referred to the NRL integrity unit.[20][21] On 1 April he resigned from the Penrith club.[22]

On 30 June, Phillips was a late inclusion for Canterbury Cup NSW club Newtown in their Round 15 clash against former team, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Phillips scored a try in the match which was won by Canterbury-Bankstown 40-28 at ANZ Stadium.[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyrone Phillips - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 5 January 1994. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Fiji Bati names team to face Papua New Guinea - Fiji Times Online". Fijitimes.com. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "NSW Indigenous U16 Side Named - NSWRL Academy - FOX SPORTS PULSE". Sportingpulse.com. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "P". Nyc Database. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Tyrone Phillips". Bulldogs.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Toyota Cup Team Lists: Round 9". NRL.com. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Tyrone Phillips – Smp Images". Smpimages.com. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Canterbury Bulldogs recruit Tyrone Phillips charged with affray". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Tyrone Phillips". Bulldogs.com.au. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  10. ^ Adrian Proszenko (30 April 2014). "Tyrone Phillips ready to become his own posterboy". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Vb Nsw Cup Team Lists - Round One". NSWRL.com.au. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  12. ^ "NSW U20 team named | NRL". Zerotackle.com. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  13. ^ "Korbin Sims storms into Maroons Origin contention with standout performance in Fiji's win over Papua New Guinea". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Fiji Bati Named To Face Png". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 26 April 2015. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "NRL 2015 - Round 11". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  16. ^ "NRL LATE MAIL: Raiders v". Bulldogs.com.au. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  17. ^ "2015 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year". NSWRL. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  18. ^ "Bulldogs confirm retention and recruitment | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  19. ^ "Wayne Bennett Signs Dragons Backrower; Bulldogs Outside Back Re-Signs". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Penrith utility Tyrone Phillips charged with drink driving". www.smh.com.au.
  21. ^ "Tyrone Phillips charged with drink-driving after sex tape scandal". www.sportingnews.com.
  22. ^ Vlotis, George (1 April 2019). "Phillips quits Panthers after drink-driving charge". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Jets winning sequence comes to an end". www.newtownjets.com.
  24. ^ "Canterbury Cup NSW Rd 15". NSWRL.

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