Tyson Frizell

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Tyson Frizell
Personal information
Full name Tyson Lomano David Frizell
Nickname Friz
Born (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 26)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 Cronulla Sharks 12 2 0 0 8
2013– St. George Illawarra 98 13 0 0 48
Total 110 15 0 0 56
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 Wales 5 1 0 0 4
2015–16 NSW Country Origin 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 New South Wales 5 2 0 0 8
2016–17 Australia 5 2 0 0 8
As of 29 July 2016
Source: [1]

Tyson Lomano David Frizell is an Australian rugby league footballer who currently plays for the St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. He represented Wales in the 2011 Four Nations. A back-rower, Frizell previously played for the Cronulla Sharks.

Playing career[edit]

Frizell is the son of a Welsh father and a Tongan mother and played his junior rugby league with the Corrimal Cougars, while also playing his junior rugby union with the Woonona Shamrocks club. Frizell attended the Illawarra Sports High School in Wollongong on the NSW South Coast. In 2009 he was selected as a centre for the Australian Rugby Union Schoolboys Tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland.[2]

Shortly after returning from the tour, Frizell announced that he would be joining the Cronulla Sharks NYC squad for the 2010 season. In the 2010/11 season Frizell played 42 NYC games with the Sharks. Whilst in his second NYC year, Frizell made his NRL debut for the Sharks on 29 July 2011 against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, following up with a second NRL appearance in 2011 against the Sydney Roosters. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, Frizell joined the Welsh Rugby League team and played 2 tests in the Gillette Four Nations Series.

In his first full NRL season in 2012, Frizell played 10 games for the Sharks but despite some good performances, failed to hold down a regular back-row spot in the starting 17.

On 12 April 2012, Frizell announced he would joining the St George Illawarra Dragons on a two-year deal beginning November 2012.[3] His debut for the club occurred on 10 March 2013 against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park, Melbourne. In the 2013 season Frizell played 22 games for the Dragons and was credited as being one of the few shining lights in a Dragons side that endured a very poor season.

At the conclusion of the 2013 NRL season, Frizell re-joined the Welsh team and played another 3 tests in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup held in the United Kingdom.

Upon returning from World Cup duties, the Dragons announced on 11 December 2013 that Frizell had re-signed with the club at least until the end of the 2017 season.[4]

Frizell enjoyed a breakout season in 2016 earning both a State of Origin debut and an Australian debut.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Tyson Frizell rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ "Australian Shoolboys Rugby Union Squad Named". rugby.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Wales release 35-man train-on squad". rleague.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Frizell Re-signs with Dragons". dragons.com.au. Retrieved 2013-11-12.