Scott Tronc

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Scott Tronc
Personal information
Born (1965-05-15) 15 May 1965 (age 53)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight101 kg (15 st 13 lb; 223 lb)
Position Second-row, Prop
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Souths (Brisbane)
1987–88 Western Suburbs 3421010
1989–90 Brisbane Broncos 210000
1991–92 Canterbury Bulldogs 301004
1994 South Sydney 70000
Total9231014
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1988 Queensland 10000
Source: [1]

Scott Tronc (born 15 May 1965) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. A Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played club football in Brisbane with Souths, winning a premiership with them in 1985, and later the Broncos, and in Sydney with Wests, Canterbury-Bankstown and Souths.

Rugby league team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.

A State of Origin competition is a type of sporting event between players representing their state or territory, popularised by the rugby league State of Origin series. State of Origin began in Australian rules football on the 8th of October 1977 between Western Australia (WA) and Victoria, at Subiaco Oval in Perth, the initial brainchild of Leon Larkin. The selection criteria for Australian football has varied, but it is generally applied to players who played most of their juniors games in a particular state or territory, hence the name "State of Origin". In Rugby league the criteria are different, where players are selected for where they either first played senior Rugby league or where they played the majority of senior competition. The annual rugby State of Origin series is one of Australia's most popular sporting events. The name is also used in Australia for small sporting events which generally involve domestic representative teams.

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Playing career

Tronc was the winner of the Rothmans Medal (joint with Bryan Neibling) in 1986 while playing for Brisbane Souths.

The Rothmans Medal was the premier individual award in both the New South Wales Rugby League and Brisbane Rugby League competitions, and later in the Australian Rugby League, which was given to the player voted by referees as the best and fairest in those competitions for the season. The award was established in both leagues in 1968, and ran until 1997. In 1998, with the establishment of the National Rugby League, the Rothmans Medal was replaced by the Dally M Medal as the official Player of the Year award.

Scott Tronc played 34 games for Western Suburbs from 1987 to 1988 as a prop forward, before joining Brisbane to play 21 games from 1989 to 1990. He represented the Queensland State of Origin team in one match as a reserve in 1988. In 1991, he joined Canterbury to become a regular member of the first-grade team, playing mostly in the second row. That year, he played in one finals match against Western Suburbs as a replacement.

In 1992, Tronc started the season in the first-grade side but was relegated, with his place going to Gavin Hill. He subsequently became a regular member of the reserve-grade team but was still often used as a first-grade replacement.

Gavin Lyle Hill is a New Zealand former rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and rugby union coach of the 2000s. He resided in Wellington for 10-years before moving back to Auckland in 2008 to take a coaching position in the Air New Zealand Cup.

In 1993, he coached the Under 21 team but returned to playing when he joined South Sydney in 1994 to play seven games that season, his last in the league.

Coaching

Tronc spent periods as assistant coach at Redcliffe Dolphins [2] and the Brisbane Broncos NYC team. [3]

Redcliffe Dolphins

Redcliffe Dolphins are a rugby league team based in the city of Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia. The Redcliffe Dolphins were founded in 1947, accepted into the Brisbane Rugby League premiership in 1960, and since 1996 have played in the Queensland Cup. The Dolphins are one of the greatest survivors of rugby league in Australia, having being the most thriving Brisbane Rugby League team until the admission of NRL team, Brisbane Broncos which caused the decline of the BRL. The Redcliffe Dolphins have won the most Queensland Cup titles out of any other teams with 6 premierships and is considered one of the most successful rugby league clubs in Queensland.

Brisbane Broncos rugby league football club

The Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Football Club Ltd., commonly referred to as the Brisbane Broncos or colloquially as Red Hill, are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in April 1988, the Broncos play in Australia's elite competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership. They have won six premierships,including two NSWRL titles, a Super League premiership and three NRL premierships. They also have two World Club Challenges. The Broncos have achieved four minor premierships during their 29 years in multiple competitions, making them Rugby League's most successful club over the past three decades. Until 2015, Brisbane had never been defeated in a grand final, and since 1991, have only failed to qualify for the finals twice. They are the most successful club in the National Rugby League, since it began in 1998, winning three premierships. It is also one of the most successful clubs in the history of rugby league, having won 62.5% of games played since its induction in 1988, second only to Melbourne Storm with 65.2%. Since the club's founding, Brisbane has never received the wooden spoon.

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References

  1. Rugby League Project
  2. "Tronc moves on". http://www.redcliffedolphins.com.au . Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  3. "Shane Tronc Pumped For Cowboys Clash". broncos.com.au. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
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