Wayde Egan

Date of Birth
Mar 20, 1997
Birth Location
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
  1. 🇦🇺 Australia
Height (cm)
185 cm
Weight (kg)
91 kg
  1. Hooker
Warrior #
Warriors Debut Details
March 14 2020, Round 1 vs Newcastle Knights at McDonalds Jones Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Warriors Years Active
  1. 2020
  2. 2021
  3. 2022
  4. 2023
  5. 2024
Signed From
Penrith Panthers
Rugby League Project

Player Bio

Wayde Egan (born 20 March 1998) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League (NRL).

Egan was born in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, and was educated at Lithgow High School.

He played his junior rugby league for the Lithgow Storm, before being signed by the Penrith Panthers.

From 2016 to 2017, Egan played for the Penrith Panthers' NYC team, co-captaining the side in 2017. In August 2017, he re-signed with the Panthers on a 2-year contract until the end of 2019. In September 2017, he was named at hooker in the NYC Team of the Year.

In 2018, Egan graduated to the Panthers' Intrust Super Premiership NSW team. In round 4 of the 2018 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Panthers against the North QLD Cowboys.

Egan made a total of 18 appearances for Penrith in the 2019 NRL season as the club finished 10th on the table and missed the finals for the first time since 2015. Following the conclusion of the season, Egan was told by Penrith that he was free to look elsewhere for the 2020 season as his contract would not be renewed. On 22 October, Egan signed a contract to join the New Zealand Warriors for the 2020 NRL season.

Egan made a total of 18 appearances for the New Zealand Warriors as the club missed out on the finals.

On 18 July, Egan was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021 NRL season after suffering a shoulder injury in the club's loss against Penrith although he did make an early comeback.

Egan made a total of 20 appearances for the New Zealand Warriors in the 2022 NRL season as they finished 15th on the table.

On 10 July, Egan re-signed with the club until the end of the 2025 NRL season.[13] Egan played 22 games for the New Zealand Warriors in the 2023 NRL season as the club finished 4th on the table and qualified for the finals. Egan played in all three finals games as the club reached the preliminary final stage before being knocked out by Brisbane.

After coming through Penrith's system, 'Waydos' joined the Vodafone Warriors for the 2019-2020 preseason after being confirmed on a three-year contract.

The Lithgow-born hooker made 29 NRL appearances for the Panthers in 2018 and 2019 following a brilliant junior career.

He made the 2017 NYC team of the year when he scored 18 tries in 21 games as well as having big numbers for try assists, line break assists, line breaks and tackle breaks. In all he scored 30 tries in 40 NYC matches across the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Returning from off season shoulder surgery, he appeared in 18 of the Vodafone Warriors' 20 games last year.

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