Luke Rooney

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 16th January, 1983
Current Age
41 years and 96 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Penrith junior made his first grade debut as a winger while still in high school in 2001 (St Dominic’s College). Rooney used his pace and strength to good effect with the Panthers and quickly developed his positional play and ability to finish off a try. In 2003, the year Penrith won the premiership, Rooney crossed for 17 tries including a brilliant two-try effort in the 18-6 grand final win against the Roosters. The following year the galloping flankman made his State of Origin debut and although Penrith faltered in the finals, Rooney was selected in Australia’s Tri Nations squad. Rooney’s form at international level was a revelation – scoring two tries on debut in the 16-all draw with NZ in Auckland and crossing for a match-winning double against Great Britain in Manchester. Rooney finished the tour as the leading try-scorer of the competition (6 tries in 5 Tests) and at 21 years of age appeared to be the complete representative player. Although he again played for NSW and Australia in 2005, however he seemed to suffer most from the retirement of Penrith centre Ryan Girdler and tries dried up to just six in the 2005-06 seasons.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 140 65 -   - 260 66 73 1 47.14% List
NRL Finals 5 2 -   - 8 4 1 0 80.00% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
City vs Country 3 1 -   - 4 0 2 1 0.00% List
State of Origin 5 3 -   - 12 3 2 0 60.00% List
Tri-Nations 5 6 -   - 24 3 1 1 60.00% List
Anzac Tests 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2004-05 6 6 -   - 24 4 1 1 66.67% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2004 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW 2004-05 5 3 -   - 12 3 2 0 60.00% List
NSW City 2004, 2006, 2008 3 1 -   - 4 0 2 1 0.00% List
Overall2004-2008 8 4 0   0 16 3 4 1 37.50% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith NRL 2001 9 6 -   - 24 2 7 0 22.22% List
Penrith NRL 2002 17 7 -   - 28 4 13 0 23.53% List
Penrith NRL 2003 26 17 -   - 68 20 6 0 76.92% List
Penrith NRL 2004 22 10 -   - 40 14 8 0 63.64% List
Penrith NRL 2005 20 6 -   - 24 10 10 0 50.00% List
Penrith NRL 2006 21 6 -   - 24 8 13 0 38.10% List
Penrith NRL 2007 9 2 -   - 8 2 7 0 22.22% List
Penrith NRL 2008 16 11 -   - 44 6 9 1 37.50% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 2001-08 140 65 -   - 260 66 73 1 47.14% List

Your Say

  • Michelle STEYGER née Rooney
    12/05/2023

    My maiden name was Rooney and was wondering if we might have “COMMON “ relativeMy father was William Henry Rooney

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash

Sources: NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2002, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2003, NRL 2004 Official Rugby League Annual, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2004, 2006 Official Rugby League Annual