Steve Irwin (rugby league)

Steve Irwin (rugby league)

Infobox rugby league biography
playername = Steve Irwin
fullname = Steve Irwin
nickname = Croc

caption =
position = rlp|CE
dateofbirth = Birth date and age|1983|06|19
placeofbirth =
countryofbirth =
height = 189 cm
weight = 95 kg
club1 = leagueicon|Brisbane Broncos|16 Brisbane Broncos
year1start = 2002
year1end = 2004
appearances1 = 4
tries1 = 4
goals1 = 0
fieldgoals1 = 0
points1 = 16
updated = 7 September 2008
source = [ Yesterday's Hero]

Steve Irwin (born 19 June 1983) is a rugby league player.


Steve Irwin, affectionately nicknamed 'Croc' after the TV personality the Crocodile Hunter of the same name, has made a remarkable rise to first grade football in just 5 years. Irwin spent much of his youth playing soccer before picking up Rugby League at the age of 14. He represented Australian Schoolboys in 2000 after being a state rep in soccer and cricket earlier on.

He moved to the Canberra Raiders. On 19 May 2007, he was suspended for being involved in a high-speed car chase through Canberra. (See Controversy section)


On 18 May, 2007, Steve Irwin was with his teammate, Todd Carney when Carney decided to drive in Irwin's ute, despite Carney having been disqualified from driving at the time. Police began to pursue the vehicle in a high-speed chase through the back streets of the Canberra suburb of Bruce. After turning into a dead-end street, Carney stopped the car and fled the scene on foot, leaving Irwin in the passenger seat. Irwin told police Carney was the driver.>cite news |url =
title = Banned until 2012
publisher = Sydney Morning Herald
date = 2007-06-13
accessdate = 2007-06-13
] cite news
url =
title = Carney pleads guilty
publisher = Sydney Morning Herald
date = 2007-06-12
accessdate = 2007-06-14
] cite news
url =,23599,21893246-421,00.html
title = NRL star given community service
publisher = The Daily Telegraph
date = 2007-06-12
accessdate = 2007-06-14
] Controversially, the Raiders club sacked Irwin over the incident (who was not charged with any offenses), but retained Carney.cite news
url =,,21823673-5006066,00.html
title = Carney spared, Irwin sacked
publisher = The Daily Telgraph
date = 2007-05-31
accessdate = 2007-06-14

On 24 June, 2007, Irwin lashed out at the Canberra Raiders club, during a stinging interview in the "Sunday Mail" newspaper. He blamed the Raiders for ruining his career and his reputation.cite news
url =,23739,21957359-5003409,00.html
title = Irwin lashes Raiders
publisher = The Sunday

ee also

*Todd Carney
*List of Rugby league incidents


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