Willie McLean (rugby league)

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Willie McLean
Personal information
Born (1973-02-07) 7 February 1973 (age 44)
New Zealand
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–96 Waitakere City Raiders 47 16 8 0 80
1997–99 North Sydney Bears 6 0 0 0 0
Total 53 16 8 0 80
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–96 NZ Residents
1996 Auckland
1996 North Zone
1997 Rest of the World
Source: [1]

Willie McLean is a New Zealand former rugby league player who played professionally for the North Sydney Bears.

Playing career[edit]

A Marist Saints junior, McLean began his career with the Waitakere City Raiders in the Lion Red Cup in 1994.[2] He played for the Raiders throughout all three years of the tournaments existence. In 1995 McLean made the New Zealand Residents side when they played a warm up match against the New Zealand Kiwis.[3] In 1996 McLean played for Auckland in a match for the Rugby League Cup, for North Zone against South Zone and for the New Zealand XIII in the Pacific Challenge.[4] He also played at fullback for the Raiders in the 1996 Lion Red Cup grand final, which the Raiders lost 34-22 to the Counties Manukau Heroes.[5]

In 1997 he joined the North Sydney Bears and played with them for three seasons. He represented the Rest of the World side that year against Australia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Willie McLean rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994.
  3. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995.
  4. ^ Pacific Challenge The Vault
  5. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual '96, , New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1996.