Tony Caine

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Tony Caine
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Personal information
Full nameTony Caine
Born (1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 34)
Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2006 Cronulla Sharks 10000
2007 St. George Illawarra 90000
2009 Cronulla Sharks 60000
Total160000
Source: [1]

Tony Caine (born 15 October 1986) is an Australian former rugby league football player. He played in 16 games in the National Rugby League in 2006, 2007 and 2009 for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and St George Illawarra Dragons usually as a hooker. Caine is the younger brother of fellow NRL player, Joel Caine.

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Early life

Tony was born in Westmead, New South Wales and began his rugby league career playing for the Gymea Gorillas before moving on to De La Salle Caringbah, he attended school at Endeavour Sports High School where he played rugby league in the Arrive Alive Cup and was signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

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Tony recording his Next Level Business Podcast

Playing career

In 2006, after playing the early part of the season in the Sharks premier league side where he scored eleven tries, Caine was called up to NRL premiership side to replace Tevita Latu on the bench for their round twelve clash with the New Zealand Warriors. Caine attempted a kick in play and was charged down by Warriors prop Steve Price resulting in Caine sustaining a severe knee injury. [2] Caine signed with the Dragons for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, but the club released Tony Caine in 2008 after the 21-year-old quit to seek a complete period of rest for his troublesome knee. [3] In 2009 he returned to the NRL, signing with his original club the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. [4]

Business career

Since retiring, Tony has worked in the business and finance industry and is currently completing his MBA at UNSW and Live’s in Sydney with his wife Bryony and their two children Stevie & Mackenzie.

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References

  1. "Tony Caine - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. David Riccio (23 June 2006). "Danny lifts shattered Caine". The Sunday Mail.
  3. "Injury-prone Caine quits Dragons". Fox Sports. 15 March 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  4. "Raiders up and running". Courier Mail. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2009.