He has formerly played for the Manly Sea Eagles, Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He is the son of the great Noel Cleal. Cleal scored his first try for the Bulldogs and the Premiership in Round 4 against the Rabbitohs in a 10-34 victory.
Kane Cleal suffered a severe Broken Jaw on Sunday 8 July in a tackle with Cronulla Sharks Prop Ben Ross which ended his 2007 season.
- Rleague.com - Cleal, Kane
- "Rabbitohs Sign Kane Cleal for 2009 and 2010". South Sydney Rabbitohs. 2008-10-02. http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/News/Club-News/Rabbitohs-Sign-Kane-Cleal-for-2009-and-2010.html. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
- "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 2008-10-04. http://www.nrllive.com.au/2009-nrl-player-movements/. Retrieved 2008-10-04.