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.


DOB                    7 October 1989

Height                182cm

Weight               104kg

Position             Lock



Australian Kangaroos ANZAC Test Winners



Merv Cartwright Medal

Penrith Panthers Player of the Year



Rugby League Four Nations Championship Winners

Australian Kangaroos


Penrith Panthers Signing


World NRL All Stars


Prime Ministers XIII Captain - Papua New Guinea


 St George Illawarra Dragons Player of the Year


State Of Origin – New South Wales Blues


 NSW Country


World Cup Challenge Winners

St George Illawarra Dragons


NRL Premiers - St George Illawarra Dragons


First Grade Debut - St George Illawarra Dragons


Toyota Cup - Player of the Year


Junior Club Shellharbour Sharks




Australian Kangaroos

7 Games

1 Try

New South Wales Blues

13 Games

1 Try

NSW Country

3 Games

World NRL All Stars

3 Games




Penrith Panthers

St George Illawarra Dragons

43 Games

133 Games

6 Tries

12 Tries