Josh Hoffman

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Josh Hoffman
Personal information
Born(1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 24)
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
PositionFullback, Centre, Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2008–Brisbane Broncos65170068
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2012New Zealand10000
As of 20th April 2012
Source: RLP
 
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Josh Hoffman
Personal information
Born(1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 24)
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
PositionFullback, Centre, Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2008–Brisbane Broncos65170068
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2012New Zealand10000
As of 20th April 2012
Source: RLP

Josh Hoffman (born 10 May 1988 in Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian-born professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Brisbane Broncos of the National Rugby League.

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Playing career

Hoffman made his NRL debut in the round 13 match against the St. George Illawarra Dragons on the 6 of June 2008. After the departure of Karmichael Hunt from the club at the end of the 2009 season, the youngster was tipped to take over the fullback position at the club.[1] He did so in 2010 and was awarded the Paul Morgan Medal as the Broncos' best and fairest player of the season.[2]

Personal life

Attended Mackay State High School.[3] Son of New Zealand-born and Whangarei-raised father Shane and mother Grace, of Torres Strait Island descent,[4] Hoffman has made himself eligible to represent New Zealand[5] He is related to former Brisbane Broncos player Wendell Sailor[6] and Newcastle Knights players Dane Gagai and Travis Waddell.

Brisbane Broncos

SeasonMatchesTriesGoalsF/GPoints
20082---
200941--4
2010207--28
2011166--24
2012*82--8
Total5016--64

(* denotes season still competing.)

New Zealand Kiwis

Though he is yet to play a test for New Zealand, New Zealand rugby league football manager Tony Kemp believes Hoffman "could potentially head into the next World Cup in 2013 as a mainstay in the Kiwis team." He has made is Kiwis debut in the ANZAC Test [7] Despite being raised in Queensland, Australia, Hoffman chose New Zealand over playing for the Queensland Maroons and Australia, saying "I enjoyed watching Origin, watching the old greats when I was a kid but growing up I never really dreamt about playing Origin, I always wanted to play for New Zealand." [8]

References

  1. ^ "Wendell Hurt As Broncos Beaten". Brisbane Broncos. 2008-06-06. http://www.broncos.com.au/index.php?page_id=3638. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  2. ^ Steve Ricketts and Karl deKroo (9 October 2010). "Rookie Josh Hoffman is Bronco of the year". The Courier-Mail. http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/rookie-josh-hoffman-is-bronco-of-the-year/story-e6frep5x-1225936176280. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/broncos-young-gun-josh-hoffman-gains-from-pain/story-e6frep5x-1225884455602
  4. ^ Lawton, Aaron (15 August 2010). "Future looks black with Queenslander Hoffman set to join Kiwi ranks". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/future-looks-black-with-queenslander-hoffman-set-to-join-kiwi-ranks-20100814-1240c.html. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  5. ^ Lawton, Aaron (15 August 2010). "Broncos star Hoffman pledges Kiwis allegiance". Sunday News. http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/4026035/Broncos-star-Hoffman-pledges-Kiwis-allegiance. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Hoffman keeps it all in the family". Fox Sports. 2008-06-04. http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23810836-23214,00.html. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
  7. ^ Lawton, Aaron (15 August 2010). "Future looks black with Queenslander Hoffman set to join Kiwi ranks". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/future-looks-black-with-queenslander-hoffman-set-to-join-kiwi-ranks-20100814-1240c.html#ixzz1R0PwMkTH. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Kearney welcomes Hoffman's Kiwis dream". New Zealand Herald (New Zealand: APN News & Media). 4 February 2011. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10704180. Retrieved 3 July 2011.

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