McKinnon made his debut for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2002 after they were re-admitted back into the competition.
- Wade McKinnon
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 90 kg
- Warriors #:
- Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details):
- 17th March 2007 vs Parramatta Eels
- Junior Club:
- St Clair Comets
- Signed From:
- Parramatta Eels
- Wikipedia Page:
After two years at South Sydney McKinnon moved to Parramatta but he would spend most of his time playing lower grade footy with the Eels preferring to go with Luke Burt.
Looking for more game time he signed with the Warriors replacing Brent Webb as first choice fullback.
McKinnon's individual try against the Penrith Panthers in Round 15, 2007 was voted as the greatest of the year by NRL.com.
McKinnon was ruled out of most of the 2008 NRL Season after an ACL injury in the Warriors first trial game against the Newcastle Knights left him requiring a knee reconstruction. However McKinnon recovered relatively quickly and he made his return against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 22. He celebrated this game by scoring a try in a 16-12 Warriors win.
In Round 25, 2008, McKinnon was suspended for three matches after allegedly spitting at touch-judge Brett Suttor. Suttor said that the spit landed 30 centimetres away from him, but the judiciary said that as McKinnon was at least six metres away from him, it was not possible for his spit to travel that far.
He was released by the Warriors mid-season 2010 due to form and losing pace after his knee injury. Kevin Locke was then used as the fullback. He signed by the Tigers with the Warriors paying his salary for the remainder of the season if the Tigers would pay him out on the last year of his Warriors contract. The only other stipulation was that Wade was not to play against us for the remainder of the 2010 season.
Injuries would again see Wade spend large amounts of time on the sideline and he lost his place in the top team for Tim Moltzen. He signed for Hull FC but after 6 months he would leave for personal reasons.
- 2002–2003 South Sydney
- 2004–2006 Parramatta Eels
- 2007–2010 NZ Warriors
- 2009 City Origin
- 2010–2011 Wests Tigers
- 2012 Hull F.C