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Dane Sorensen

Dane Sorensen
Personal information
Full name Dane Hans Ivan Peter Sorensen
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–1976 Mt Wellington
1977–1983 Cronulla-Sutherland 144 12 66 0 170
1984 Eastern Suburbs 11 0 0 0 0
1985–1989 Cronulla-Sutherland 73 4 0 0 16
Total 228 16 66 0 186
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–1976 Auckland
New Zealand Māori
1972–1985 New Zealand 19 0 13 0 26
Source: RLP
Dane Hans Ivan Peter Sorensen[1] is a New Zealand former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s. Sorensen represented New Zealand and his usual position was prop. He's the brother of fellow Kiwi international, Kurt Sorensen, and the nephew of another pair of Kiwi brothers, Bill and Dave Sorensen.[2] He is of Tongan and Danish descent.[3]

Playing career

Sorensen began his career playing for the Mt Wellington club in the Auckland Rugby League competition when aged just 17. He first made the New Zealand Kiwis in 1972 and also represented New Zealand Māori. He joined the Cronulla-Sutherland club in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership in 1977 and, due to a release clause in his contract, later that year became the first New Zealander to be selected for the Kiwis while based overseas. Sorensen played for the Sharks from 1977 until 1989 except for 1984 when he spent the season with Eastern Suburbs. Sorensen played 217 games for the Sharks and has the 4th-highest number of appearances for the club.

Later life

Sorensen later served as the Sharks club director.[2]


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