Chase Stanley

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Chase Stanley (born 31 May 1989 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Canterbury Bulldogs in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition and has represented New Zealand in international competition. His position of choice is centre, he can also operate on the wing.[1]

Early years

Stanley attended Belmore South Public School in Belmore and Endeavour Sports High School in Caringbah.

Playing career

In 2005 he was contracted to the St George Illawarra Dragons as a junior and continued to play there in the 2nd tier competitions till he debuted on the NRL in 2007. He played 41 games for the Dragons between 2007 and 2009.

Stanley signed a two-year deal with the Melbourne Storm starting in the 2010 NRL season. He made his Storm debut on 30 May 2010.

At the end of the 2013 season Stanley signed a 2 year deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs starting in 2014 NRL season.

Representative career

Stanley made his international rugby league debut for the New Zealand Kiwis in their third Test against the Great Britain national rugby league team in November, 2007. Although the Kiwis lost to Great Britain, Stanley had a personally successful debut, scoring two tries.[2]

Stanley is eligible to represent Samoa,[3] and was named in the Samoa training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup as well as the New Zealand training squad, but missed out on final selection for both.[4][5]

He did, however, represent the New Zealand Māori in the curtain-raiser to the Australia v New Zealand World Cup match, kicking one goal and scoring a long-range intercept try.[6]

Family

Stanley is one of the famous increasing 'Stanley' Rugby Clan - which include:

  • 'Smokin' Joe (All Black World Cup Winner 1987, Auckland)
  • Jeremy (All Black 1997, Auckland)
  • Benson (All Black 2010) (Auckland Blues Super 14 2008)
  • Winston (NZ U20 World Cup Winner 2009, NZ U19 World Cup Winner 2007, Auckland)
  • Martin (Auckland)
  • Ben (Bedford Blues Academy 2004-2006)
  • Michael (Saracens & England U16's 2006, U18's 2007, U20's 2007/8, 2008/09)
  • Sam (Saracens & England U16's 2008, England U18's AER 2009, Bedford Blues)

His younger brother Kyle Stanley plays for the St. George Illawarra Dragons. Chase is also the nephew of socceroos star Tim Cahill. Chase also has two sons with his long term partner.[7]

References

  1. "Stanley back in familiar territory". Fox Sports. 2008-04-09. http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23512467-23214,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
  2. "Thrill of Chase eases Kiwis' pain". Fairfax Digital. 2007-11-12. http://www.leaguehq.com.au/articles/2007/11/11/1194766508790.html. Retrieved 2007-11-17. {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Dead link |date=__DATE__ |$B=[dead link] }}
  3. "NRL’s island talent". Samoa Observer. 2008-03-28. http://www.samoaobserver.ws/local/LNPages/0308/2808ln013.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-04. {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Dead link |date=__DATE__ |$B=[dead link] }}
  4. "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. http://www.leagueunlimited.com/article.php?newsid=16750. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
  5. "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12196_3949034,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  6. "Wesser valuable in Dream win". Daily Telegraph. October 26, 2008. http://www.rlwc08.com/news/news/archive/2008/10/22/maori-side-to-play-indigenous.aspx. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
  7. Walter, Brad (2010-02-27). "Chasing regular spot, Kyle vows no charity if Stanley boys go head-to-head". Melbourne: LeagueHQ. http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/chasing-regular-spot-kyle-vows-no-charity-if-stanley-boys-go-headtohead-20100226-p908.html. Retrieved 2010-03-16.

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