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Shane Tronc

Shane Tronc Australian rugby league player

Australian rugby league player
Shane Tronc
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Intro Australian rugby league player
Is Athlete Rugby league player
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 January 1982, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Age: 38 years
The details


Shane Tronc (born 19 January 1982 in Brisbane, Queensland) was an Australian professional rugby league player for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League he was previously playing with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the European Super League and the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League competition. He previously played for the Redcliffe Dolphins, winning the club's Player of the Year award in 2003 before joining the Cowboys. A relative of Queensland state of Origin forward Scott Tronc, his father James Tronc played for the Redcliffe Dolphins and Souths Magpies in the BRL Premiership.

Playing career

While attending Wavell State High School in 1999, Tronc was selected to play for the Australian Schoolboys team.

Tronc played at prop forward in the 2005 NRL Grand Final, the Cowboys' first, which they lost to the Wests Tigers.

During a game against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 18 of the NRL competition Tronc suffered a knee injury which required reconstructive surgery, which ruled him out for the rest of 2007 season.

He has currently signed a two-year deal with side Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, in the European Super League he is seven matches into his two-year deal with the wilcats and is seeking a release to return home to Brisbane. Recent reports have linked him with a return to the NRL with the Brisbane Broncos.

He has signed with the Brisbane Broncos until the end of 2010.

In July 2011, Tronc was forced into premature retirement by a debilitating neck injury.

Career highlights

  • 2005 NRL Grand Final - Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys - Runners-Up
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