Nathan Hindmarsh

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Nathan Hindmarsh
Nathan Hindmarsh (10 August 2008).jpg
Hindmarsh playing for Parramatta in 2008
Personal information
Full nameNathan William Hindmarsh
NicknameHindy
Born(1979-09-07) 7 September 1979 (age 35)
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb)[1]
PositionSecond row, prop
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1998–2012Parramatta Eels3306010242
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2000–2009Australia2360024
2001–2010New South Wales171004
2008Country Origin10000
2011–2012NRL All Stars20000
2005–2011Prime Minister's XIII31106
Source: Rugby League Project, [1]
 
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Nathan Hindmarsh
Nathan Hindmarsh (10 August 2008).jpg
Hindmarsh playing for Parramatta in 2008
Personal information
Full nameNathan William Hindmarsh
NicknameHindy
Born(1979-09-07) 7 September 1979 (age 35)
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb)[1]
PositionSecond row, prop
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1998–2012Parramatta Eels3306010242
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2000–2009Australia2360024
2001–2010New South Wales171004
2008Country Origin10000
2011–2012NRL All Stars20000
2005–2011Prime Minister's XIII31106
Source: Rugby League Project, [1]

Nathan William Hindmarsh (born 7 September 1979 in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer who captained the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative second-row forward, he played his entire career at the Eels, in 2010 breaking the record for most games with the club.

Career[edit]

Of Scottish descent,[2] Hindmarsh played for the junior club, Robertson near Moss Vale as part of Group 6 in the Country Rugby League. He later attended renowned rugby league school Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield.

Hindmarsh and his brother Ian Hindmarsh both played in the National Rugby League for Sydney's Parramatta Eels club. In 1998 Hindmarsh received the club's rookie of the year ward.[3]

Hindmarsh was selected to play for the Australian national team at second-row forward in the 2007 ANZAC Test match against New Zealand, scoring a try in the Kangaroos' 30-6 victory.[4] He set a new world record for the most tackles made in a single game: in Round 23 of the 2007 NRL season he made 75 tackles against the Melbourne Storm.[5] He is also believed to be the first player to make 10,000 tackles in the NRL.

Hindmarsh was selected in the Australian team to go and compete in the end of season 2004 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament. In the final against Great Britain he played at second-row forward in the Kangaroos' 44-4 victory. At his peak (2004–2006) Hindmarsh was considered the best second-rower in the NRL by the Dally M judges. He was an automatic pick for NSW and Australia from 2004 to 2007 and was often picked alongside Craig Fitzgibbon. After a courageous performance in the 2009 NRL Grand Final, Nathan Hindmarsh earned a well-deserved Test recall after two years of being overlooked for representative honours.[6] He was appointed co-captain of the Parramatta Eels in 2010, with Nathan Cayless, becoming sole captain for the 2011 season following Cayless's retirement.

Making his third appearance for the Prime Minister's XIII in 2011, Hindmarsh became the only player to the captain the side twice.

On 29 March 2012 Hindmarsh announced his retirement from rugby league effective at the end of the 2012 season. Despite Hindmarsh's absence from the Eels, he promised he will continue to be a part of the NRL (National Rugby League) community.

On 2 September 2012, Hindmarsh played his final NRL game alongside retiring winger Luke Burt against the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Eels went down to the Dragons 29-8 with Hindmarsh successful in scoring a penalty kick on full time. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Parramatta Stadium but was later moved to ANZ stadium due to the expected crowd. The crowd was the largest for an NRL (non-finals) game.

Personal[edit]

Hindmarsh and his wife Bonnie Scott have three children, Archie, Buster and Rowdie.[7] He is a keen indoor cricketer.

Statistics[edit]

REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS

AWARDS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player profile of Nathan Hindmarsh". National Rugby League. Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Walter, Brad (2 November 2006). "Beach wail: whingeing winger bags Australia". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ "Honour Roll". parraeels.com.au. Parramatta Eels. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Riccio, David (26 August 2007). "Hindmarsh 'one of a kind'". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2007. 
  6. ^ Ritchie, Dean Hindmarsh the marathon man Daily Telegraph 24 September 2009
  7. ^ Lawson, Amy (5 March 2006). "Nappy times ahead as baby boom hits Parramatta". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 August 2007. 

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