Tyrone Roberts

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Tyrone Roberts
Personal information
Nickname T
Born (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 24)
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011– Newcastle Knights 96 21 161 0 406
2016 Gold Coast Titans 0 0 0 0 0
Total 96 21 161 0 406
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 NSW Country 1 0 3 0 6
2015 Indigenous All Sta. 1 0 0 0 0
As of 10 July 2015
Source: [1]

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

Background[edit]

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 cousins with former St. George Illawarra Dragons, Penrith Panthers, Sydney Roosters, Wigan Warriors player Amos Roberts and second cousins with current Gold Coast Titans 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]

2011[edit]

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]

2012[edit]

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 finished off the year having played in 18 matches, scoring 3 tries and kicking 40 goals.[12]

2013[edit]

Roberts finished off the 2013 season having played in all the Knights' 27 matches, scoring 6 tries and kicking 49 goals.[13]

2014[edit]

In February 2014, Roberts played for the Knights in the inaugural 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 2014, he re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[16] On 4 May 2015, 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]

2015[edit]

In January and February 2015, Roberts played for the Knights 2015 Auckland Nines.[20] On 13 February 2015, he played off the interchange bench for the Indigenous All Stars against the NRL 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] On 17 August 2015, he signed a 2-year contract with the Gold Coast Titans starting in 2016, after being released from the final year of his Knights contract.[24]

References[edit]

  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][dead link]
  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. ^ "Tyrone Roberts signs with Titans | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 

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