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Gary Mercer

Gary Mercer
Personal information
Full name Gary Ivan Mercer
Born (1966-06-22) 22 June 1966 (age 48)
New Zealand
Playing information
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Position Wing, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Pikiao (BOPRL)
1987–1989 Bradford Northern
1990–1991 Warrington
1992–1997 Leeds Rhinos 9 0 0 36
1998–2001 Halifax Blue Sox 76 16 0 0 64
2001 Warrington Wolves 18 2 0 0 8
2001 Leeds Rhinos 6 0 0 0 0
2002 Castleford Tigers 1 0 0 0 0
Total 101 27 0 0 108
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Bay of Plenty
Northern Districts
New Zealand Māori
1987–1993 New Zealand 21 4 0 0 16
1988 Rest of the World 1 0 1 0 2
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2004 Castleford Tigers 21 6 0 15 29
Source: RLP

Gary Ivan Mercer (born 22 June 1966) is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former professional footballer. A New Zealand international representative player, he has spent most of his career in England both playing and coaching.

Playing career

In his long career he has represented the New Zealand Kiwis and New Zealand Māori sides and has played for the Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Northern, Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers and Halifax.[1]

Coaching career

Mercer was also the player-coach at Halifax and Castleford.[2][3]

Mercer is currently the Under-20 assistant coach, and defence coach for the Glasgow Warriors.

Family

Mercer currently lives with a son a daughter and his wife in Glasgow, Scotland. His son and daughter Zach and Clara both attend Williamwood High School. Gary has 4 brothers and played alongside his older brother Danny for Central Rugby League in the Bay of Plenty.

References

External links

  • Profile at leedsrugby
  • Warrington’s World Cup heroes – Gary Mercer
  • Player profile at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk
  • Coach profile at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk

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