OVERVIEW

Trent Merrin is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays as Lock.

He grew up playing rugby league with his Junior Club Shellharbour Sharks. In 2008, he played for the Dragons under 20's team in the Toyota Cup and was selected as the Dragons Toyota Cup Player of the Year in 2008.

In 2009, he was selected to play first grade for the Dragons and was a prominent part of the winning team in the 2010 NRL Grand Final.

 
From 2011 -2015, he was selected as a part of the NSW Blues Team for State of Origin.

On 26 September 2015, he led the Prime Minister's XIII in their 2015 clash with Papua New Guinea as Captain.

He signed a 3 year contract with the Penrith Panthers, starting in 2016 where he found his best form in his career so far, and has recently extended his stay at the foot of the mountains until the end of 2020.

He also represented Australia in 2016 for the Championship winning Australian Kangaroos Four Nations squad, saying this is the highlight of his career so far. He was then selected for the 2017 Test team to face New Zealand on 5th May 2017.

PROFILE

DOB                    7 October 1989

Height                182cm

Weight               104kg

Position             Lock

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017

Australian Kangaroos ANZAC Test Winners

2016

 

Merv Cartwright Medal

Penrith Panthers Player of the Year

 2016

 

Rugby League Four Nations Championship Winners

Australian Kangaroos

 2016

Penrith Panthers Signing

 2016

World NRL All Stars

 2015

Prime Ministers XIII Captain - Papua New Guinea

 2013

 St George Illawarra Dragons Player of the Year

 2011-2015

State Of Origin – New South Wales Blues

 2011-2013

 NSW Country

 2011

World Cup Challenge Winners

St George Illawarra Dragons

 2010

NRL Premiers - St George Illawarra Dragons

2009

First Grade Debut - St George Illawarra Dragons

2008

Toyota Cup - Player of the Year

 

Junior Club Shellharbour Sharks

RUGBY LEAGUE STATISTICS

 

REPRESENTATIVE

Australian Kangaroos

7 Games

1 Try

New South Wales Blues

13 Games

1 Try

NSW Country

3 Games

 
World NRL All Stars

3 Games

 

 

CLUB

Penrith Panthers

St George Illawarra Dragons

43 Games

133 Games

6 Tries

12 Tries