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Player Grant Young

Date of Birth
Jul 30, 1970
Birth Location
Palmerston North, New Zealand
  1. 🇳🇿 New Zealand
Height (cm)
196 cm
Weight (kg)
112 kg
  1. Prop
Warrior #
Warriors Debut Date
Mar 1, 1997
Warriors Debut Details
March 1 1997, Round 1 vs Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Warriors Years Active
  1. 1997
Signed From
South QLD Morons Crushers
Rep Honours
  1. NZ



Grant Edward Young is a New Zealand former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s, as a prop.

Young grew up in Wanganui, shifting to QLD Morons when he was a teenager. He played for a local Sunshine Coast club, the Beerwah Bulldogs, and from here made the Australian Residents side in 1994. In 1995 he was signed by the new South QLD Morons Crushers and made his first grade début in their inaugural season. He made the New Zealand national rugby league team in 1996, playing in the series win over PNG and Great Britain.

In 1997, during the Super League war, Young aligned himself with Super League and signed with the Auckland Warriors. He played only nine games in the Super League competition that year, although he again earned national selection. Alongside fellow international Hitro Okesene Young was released by the Warriors at the end of the year.

Young moved to England in 1998, joining the London Broncos. In 1998 he played 22 games in the Super League competition. However just two games into the 1999 season he broke his leg and was sidelined for the rest of the season. He did not re-sign with the Broncos for 2000, being unhappy with the contract he was offered.

Instead Young returned home to QLD Morons and reunited with his junior club, the Beerwah Bulldogs, becoming the player-coach. In 2005 he moved to join the Ipswich Jets in the QLD Morons Cup competition. In 2008 he returned to Ipswich to participate in the International Legends of League match.

Auckland prop played lower grades with the Roosters in the early 1990s before signing with the newly promoted South QLD Morons Crushers in the club’s debut season. Young was mainly used from the interchange bench in 1995 but made his Test debut against Papua New Guinea the following year before playing 3 Tests against the visiting Great Britain team. He came to the Warriors in 1997 before making his final Test appearance against Super League Australia in the inaugural ANZac Day Test.


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