Tyrone Roberts

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Tyrone Roberts
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Personal information
Born (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 25)
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth, Hooker, Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–15 Newcastle Knights 97 21 163 0 410
2016– Gold Coast Titans 29 5 56 0 132
Total 126 26 219 0 542
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 NSW Country 1 0 3 0 6
2015–17 Indigenous All Stars 3 0 0 0 0
As of 15 July 2016
Source: [1]

Tyrone Roberts (born 1 June 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. A New South Wales Country and Indigenous All Stars representative, he plays at halfback, five-eighth and hooker. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights.


Born in Grafton, New South Wales, Roberts is an Indigenous Australian and played his junior football for the Western Suburbs Rosellas in the Newcastle Rugby League, before being signed by the Newcastle Knights.

Roberts is a cousin of Amos Roberts and a second cousin of current Brisbane Broncos player James Roberts.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After being spotted playing in the Newcastle Rugby League by Newcastle Knights coach Rick Stone, Roberts was signed by the Knights.[3] From 2009 to 2011, he played for the Knights' NYC team.[4][5]


In Round 6 of the 2011 NRL season, Roberts made his NRL debut for the Knights against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, playing off the interchange bench in the Knights' 24-20 win at Hunter Stadium.[6] He finished off his debut year in the NRL having played in 7 matches.[7] On 16 October 2011, he was 18th man for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis.[8]


In Round 12 of the 2012 NRL season, Roberts scored his first NRL career try against the Gold Coast Titans, in the Knights' 24-14 loss at Hunter Stadium.[9][10] On 4 May 2012, he re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[11] He scored 3 tries and kicked 40 goals from 18 appearances for the year.[12]


Roberts played in all the Knights' 27 matches, scoring 6 tries and kicking 49 goals.[13]


On 15 and 16 February, Roberts played for the Knights in the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines tournament.[14] He scored the first ever try of the tournament in the Knights' 15-12 loss to the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[15] On 19 February, he re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[16] On 4 May, he played at halfback for New South Wales Country against New South Wales City in the 2014 City vs Country Origin match at Apex Oval in Dubbo, kicking 3 goals in the 26-26 draw.[17] In the Knights' last match of the season against the St. George Illawarra Dragons, he was sinned binned for 10 minutes after he got into a punch up with Dragons centre Josh Dugan in the Knights 40-10 win.[18] He finished the 2014 season having again played in all of the Knights' 24 matches, scoring 9 tries and kicking 20 goals.[19]


On 31 January and 1 February, Roberts played for the Knights in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[20] On 13 February, he played off the interchange bench for the Indigenous All Stars in the annual All Stars match at Cbus Super Stadium.[21][22] In Round 12 of the 2015 NRL season, he suffered an ankle injury against the New Zealand Warriors, ending his run of 79 consecutive games going back to May 2012.[23] After being heavily criticized about his form in 2014 and 2015, Roberts fell out of favour with the Knights[24] and signed a 2-year contract with the Gold Coast Titans starting in 2016, after being released from the final year of his Knights contract.[25] He finished his last year with the Knights having played in 21 matches, scoring 3 tries and kicking 54 goals.[26] On 15 December, he was named on the interchange bench for the Indigenous All Stars team to play against the World All Stars on 13 February 2016.[27]


In February, Roberts played for the Titans in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[28] On 13 February, he again played for the Indigenous All Stars against the new World All Stars, playing at halfback in his team's 8-12 loss at Suncorp Stadium.[29] In Round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, he made his club debut for the Titans against his former club the Knights, playing at five-eighth and kicking 5 goals in the Titans' 30-12 win at Cbus Super Stadium.[30]


  1. ^ "Tyrone Roberts - Career Stats & Summary". Rugbyleagueproject.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Roberts handling great expectations". NRL.com. 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  3. ^ Keeble, Brett (2010-02-12). "Knights lock in teenage tyro as young stars step up | Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  4. ^ "R". Nycdatabase.org. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived 18 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Newcastle Knights in Front at Half Time". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  7. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-03-03. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  8. ^ "11 NRL players feature in Junior Kangaroos". NRL.com. 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  9. ^ "NRL 2012 - Round 12". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  10. ^ "Heroic Effort from Greg Bird in Gold Coast Titans 24-14 Win Against Newcastle". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  11. ^ "Roberts happy to extend hometown stay | NRL". Zerotackle.com. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  12. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugbyleagueproject.org. 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  13. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugbyleagueproject.org. 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  14. ^ "Squads For Auckland Nines". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  15. ^ "20 MOMENTS FROM THE 2014 AUCKLAND NINES". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  16. ^ "Jarrod Mullen sidelined, Tyrone Roberts re-signs". Smh.com.au. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  17. ^ "Country Origin team named". NRL.com. 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  18. ^ "Newcastle Knights season Finish Season on a High With Thrashing of Toothless St. George-Illawara". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  19. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugbyleagueproject.org. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  20. ^ "KNIGHTS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  21. ^ "Final All Stars teams announced". NRL.com. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  22. ^ "The Indigenous All-Stars Have Beaten the NRL Stars 20-6". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  23. ^ Keeble, Brett (2015-06-02). "Gidley into No.7 after injury sidelines Roberts". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  24. ^ Adrian Proszenko (2015-07-04). "Gold Coast Titans interested in out-of-favour Newcastle Knight Tyrone Roberts". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  25. ^ "Tyrone Roberts signs with Titans | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  26. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  27. ^ "Teams named for NRL All Stars match". NRL.com. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  28. ^ "Titans unveil 2016 Nines squad". Rugby League Week. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  29. ^ Chris Garry (13 February 2016). "World All Stars defeat Indigenous All Stars 12-8 at Suncorp Stadium". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  30. ^ "Free Bird instrumental in Titans win". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 

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