Tyrone Phillips

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Tyrone Phillips (born 5 January 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the National Rugby League. A Fijian international representative, he plays at fullback, centre and wing.


Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Phillips is of Fijian[1] and Indigenous Australian descent,[2] and played his junior rugby league for La Perouse United. He was then signed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Playing career

Early career

From 2011 to 2013, Phillips played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs' NYC team, scoring 24 tries in 46 matches.[3][4][5][6] In November 2013, he signed a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs starting in 2014.[7][8][9] He played for the Bulldogs' NYC team in early 2014,[3] before moving on to the Bulldogs' New South Wales Cup team in the same year.[10] On 3 May 2014, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team.[11]


On 2 May, Phillips played for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2015 Melanesian Cup, making his international debut off the interchange bench in Fiji's 22-10 win at Cbus Super Stadium.[12][13] In Round 11 of the 2015 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Bulldogs against the Canberra Raiders.[14][15] On 27 September, he was named on the wing in the 2015 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[16] On 3 November, he re-signed with the Bulldogs on a 2-year contract.[17][18]


  1. "Fiji Bati names team to face Papua New Guinea - Fiji Times Online". Fijitimes.com. 2015-04-28. http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=303760. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  2. "NSW Indigenous U16 Side Named - NSWRL Academy - FOX SPORTS PULSE". Sportingpulse.com. http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-2168-0-104671-0&sID=16845&articleID=10748170&news_task=DETAIL. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "P". Nyc Database. http://nycdatabase.org/players/p/. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  4. "Tyrone Phillips". Bulldogs.com.au. http://www.bulldogs.com.au/team/profiles/tyrone-phillips.html. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  5. "Toyota Cup Team Lists: Round 9". NRL.com. 2012-05-02. http://www.nrl.com/toyota-cup-team-lists-round-9/tabid/10874/newsid/67184/default.aspx. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  6. "Tyrone Phillips – Smp Images". Smpimages.com. http://www.smpimages.com/media.details.php?mediaID=77853. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  7. "Canterbury Bulldogs recruit Tyrone Phillips charged with affray". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/canterbury-bulldogs-recruit-tyrone-phillips-charged-with-affray-20131127-2y9f0.html. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  8. "Tyrone Phillips". Bulldogs.com.au. http://www.bulldogs.com.au/team/profiles/tyrone-phillips.html. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  9. Adrian Proszenko (2014-04-30). "Tyrone Phillips ready to become his own posterboy". Smh.com.au. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/tyrone-phillips-ready-to-become-his-own-posterboy-20140430-zr200.html. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  10. "Vb Nsw Cup Team Lists - Round One". NSWRL.com.au. http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2014/03/04/vb_nsw_cup_team_lists_round_one.html. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  11. "NSW U20 team named | NRL". Zerotackle.com. http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/nsw-u20-team-named-13148/. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  12. "Korbin Sims storms into Maroons Origin contention with standout performance in Fiji’s win over Papua New Guinea". Couriermail.com.au. http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/korbin-sims-storms-into-maroons-origin-contention-with-standout-performance-in-fijis-win-over-papua-new-guinea/story-fniabjcr-1227332029470. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  13. "Fiji Bati Named To Face Png". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2015-04-26. http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/fiji-bati-named-face-png/. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  14. "NRL 2015 - Round 11". Rugby League Project. http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/seasons/nrl-2015/round-11/canberra-vs-canterbury/summary.html. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  15. "NRL LATE MAIL: Raiders v". Bulldogs.com.au. http://www.bulldogs.com.au/news/2015/05/24/nrl_late_mail_raider.html. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  16. "2015 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year". NSWRL. http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2015/09/27/_2015_vb_nsw_cup_tea.html. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  17. "Bulldogs confirm retention and recruitment | NRL". Zero Tackle. http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/bulldogs-confirm-retention-and-recruitment-19576/#WpdEMTUSOtptyH1f.97. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  18. "Wayne Bennett Signs Dragons Backrower; Bulldogs Outside Back Re-Signs". Dailytelegraph.com.au. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/wayne-bennett-signs-dragons-backrower-bulldogs-outside-back-re-signs-nrl-market-watch/story-fnp0lyn3-1227584446482?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=TelegraphSport&utm_medium=Facebook. Retrieved 2015-10-28.

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