Nathan Fien

Player Info

Name
Nathan Leigh Fien
Date of Birth
01/08/79
Place of Birth
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Height
172cm
Weight
84 kg
Nationality
New Zealand, Australia
Current Status
Partner at Corporate Finance Group
Status Link
http://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/2015-where-are-they-now.40187/page-9#post-492677
Warriors #
124
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
13th March 2005 vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Junior Club
Mount Isa
Signed From
North Queensland Cowboys
Position
Five Eighth, Halfback, Hooker
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Fien
Nathan Fien debuted for the Cowboys in 2000 and a year later he would be playing off the bench for Queenslands State of Origin squad. After playing 93 games for the Cowboys, Nathan signed with the New Zealand Warriors from season 2005 onwards. He later extended his contract until the end of 2009.

He would largely play at hooker but was at times needed in the halves. While playing for the Warriors Fein declared his intention to represent the Kiwis in the 2006 Tri-Nations competition and told officials that his grandmother was born in NZ in order to fast-track residential qualification rules. Fein made his ‘Test’ debut in NZ’s 18-14 win over Great Britain in Christchurch before the media discovered that the birth certificate he furnished to officials was for his great-grandmother – making him ineligible to represent the Kiwis. NZ were stripped of its competition points and Fein disqualified from playing for the remainder of the series. He has since restated his intention to qualify for NZ via the three-year resident rule.

After 105 games for the Warriors he was released mid season to join the Dragons in 2009 and the very next season he would end up winning a Premiership with the Wayne Bennett coached side. During the 2013 season while still with the Dragons Fien would announce his retirement at the end of the season bring ng to an end a 276 game career as well as 22 Internationals with the Kiwis.
  • 2000–04 North Queensland
  • 2001 Queensland SoO
  • 2005–09 NZ Warriors
  • 2006–12 New Zealand Kiwis
  • 2008 Rugby League World Cup winners
  • 2009–13 St. George Illawarra
  • 2010 NRL Premiers
  • 2010 Four Nations Champions
  • 2012 NRL All Stars

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