Michael Sullivan (rugby league)

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Michael Sullivan
Mick Sullivan.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMichael Sullivan
Born (1980-06-18) 18 June 1980 (age 39)
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 Northern Eagles 1 0 0 0 0
2003–05 Cronulla-Sutherland 61 13 0 1 53
2006–07 Warrington 42 10 1 0 42
2008–09 Canterbury-Bankstown 12 1 0 0 4
Total 116 24 1 1 99
Source: [1]

Michael Sullivan (born 18 June 1980) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s. He played in the NRL for the Northern Eagles, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Canterbury-Bankstown, as well as in the Super League for the Warrington Wolves, usually as a hooker.


Sullivan was born in Taree, New South Wales, Australia. Michael his junior rugby league for Wingham Tigers & Taree City Bulls.


Sullivan made his first grade debut for the now defunct Northern Eagles in Round 26 2000 against Auckland.

In 2003, Sullivan joined Cronulla-Sutherland and was a consistent member of the first grade side over the next 3 seasons. In 2006, Sullivan joined English side Warrington.[2]

Sullivan returned to the NRL in 2008 to play with Canterbury on a 2 year contract.

After finishing his contract with Canterbury, Sullivan signed as Captain/Coach for the Orange CYMS in Group 10 Rugby League.

In Sullivan's 9 year tenure at CYMS, he has got the Club into 7 Grand Finals and won 5; the Grand Final wins were in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2017. Sullivan is the most successful coach in CYMS 73 year history. In April 2018, Sullivan announced he would leave Orange CYMS to join his junior club, the Wingham Tigers.

Off the field[edit]

One of rugby league's pin-up players, Sullivan was selected as one of Cleo magazine's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors for 2001, and was a finalist in the Sexiest Man In Rugby League competition in 2001 and 2005.

Sullivan posed with former Canterbury teammates Nick Youngquest and Daniel Holdsworth for the Gods Of Football charity calendar.

Career highlights[edit]

  • Junior Club: Wingham Tigers, North Sydney Bears
  • First Grade Debut: Round 26, Northern Eagles v Warriors at Ericsson Stadium, 30 July,


  1. ^ "Michael Sullivan - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.

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