Danny Nutley

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Danny Nutley
Danny 'Nuts' Nutley.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Nutley
Born (1974-02-04) 4 February 1974 (age 45)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
PositionProp
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997 South Queensland 10 0 0 0 0
1998–01 Warrington 106 3 0 0 12
2002–05 Cronulla-Sutherland 97 9 0 0 36
2006 Castleford Tigers 28 3 0 0 12
2007 Sydney Roosters 24 0 0 0 0
2008 Cronulla-Sutherland 21 1 0 0 4
Total 286 16 0 0 64
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005 Queensland 1 0 0 0 0

Danny Nutley (born 4 February 1974 in Brisbane, Queensland), also known by the nickname of "Nuts", is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Queensland State of Origin representative prop, he played his club football with the South Queensland Crushers, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Sydney Roosters in Australia, and with the Warrington Wolves and the Castleford Tigers in England.

Playing career[edit]

Nutley was named the Redcliffe Dolphins player of the year in 1996 before joining the South Queensland Crushers in 1997. Nutley made 10 appearances for South Queensland as the club finished last on the table claiming the wooden spoon. Nutley played in South Queensland's final ever game as a club which was a 39-18 victory over Western Suburbs.

Nutley later played for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League competition and then returned to Australia to play with Cronulla-Sutherland.

In Nutley's first season back in the NRL, Cronulla finished 5th on the table and reached the preliminary final before being defeated by New Zealand.

Nutley played a further 3 seasons for Cronulla. Nutley made his début in 2005, playing for Queensland in the State of Origin.

In 2006, Nutley was voted into the Super League Dream Team. "It's a good achievement and fantastic to be in a team with this calibre of player," said the then Castleford captain Nutley, who finished the year as the competition's top tackler as well as the leading metre-maker.

Nutley returned to Australia to play for the Sydney Roosters, in 2007 following a successful stint in the Super League competition with the Castleford Tigers. .

In 2008, Nutley left the Sydney Roosters to rejoin former club Cronulla.[1]

Nutley played 21 games for Cronulla in 2008 as the club finished 3rd on the table. Cronulla made it to the preliminary final before being defeated by Melbourne 28-0; this would also prove to be Nutley's final game in first grade.

Nutley then retired following the conclusion of Cronulla's 2008 season.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nutley answers Sharks SOS call". Fox Sports. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Push is on by younger guns as retirement and transfers bite". The Leader. 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
  3. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 4 October 2008. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-04.

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