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Clinton Schifcofske
Clinton Schifcofske

Clinton Schifcofske (born November 10, 1975 in Moranbah, QLD) is an Australian rugby union player for the Queensland Reds in the Super 14 competition. Clinton previously played rugby league for the Parramatta Eels and the South Queensland Crushers before the club disbanded and he was signed to the Canberra Raiders where he eventually finished his rugby league career. His position of choice is at Fullback. Image File history File links R43231_110996schifcofske. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Moranbah is a town in Queensland, Australia, located on the Peak Downs Highway between Mackay and Clermont, in the Belyando Shire. ... A rugby union scrum. ... The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club, based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta was established in 1946, playing their first game in the NSWRL Premiership (as it was then known) the following year. ... The South Queensland Crushers were a rugby league team who played in the NSWRL/ARL competition from 1995–1997. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ...


In 2006, Schifcofske was made captain of the Canberra Raiders. In the same year, due to an injury incurred by Karmichael Hunt, Schifcofske was chosen in the Queensland side for the State of Origin decider. During the middle of the the 2006 season he made the decision to switch codes from Rugby League to Rugby Union signing a two year deal with the Queensland Reds for the 2007 season. The deal is said to be considerably less than the $340,000 he earned with the Raiders. The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... Karmichael Hunt (born November 17, 1986 in Auckland, New Zealand) is the Fullback/Wing for the Brisbane Broncos a rugby league team in the National Rugby League competition. ... The Rugby League State of Origin is an annual series of three interstate rugby league matches between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues. ... The 2006 State of Origin Rugby League series is a three match series between the Queensland Maroons and the NSW Blues. ... The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ...


In 2006, he had the best goal kicking success rate in the NRL ahead of both Andrew Johns and Hazem El Masri. His final NRL match was played at Telstra Stadium on the 9th of September 2006 against the Canterbury Bulldogs where the Raiders were knocked out of the finals race. The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ... This article is about the rugby league player. ... Hazem El Masri (born April 1, 1976 in Tripoli, Lebanon) is a Lebanese rugby league player for the Canterbury Bulldogs in the National Rugby League competition, he has also appeared for his country of Lebanon on four occasions to date in his career and for his adopted country of Australia...


Schifcoske's Rugby Union career started when the Queensland Reds took on Japan with Schifcoske having a sound performance in his first game and then playing for an invitational World XV side against The Springboks. After being planned to be used as a Goal Kicking Winger by Eddie Jones the season ending injury to Reds and Wallabies Fullback Chris Latham, Schifcoske was selected to play in his preferred position of Fullback. The Queensland Reds (for sponsorship reasons referred to as QR Queensland Reds) represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union. ... The World Rugby XV is an internationl rugby union team composed of the best international players selected by a coach. ... The Springboks or Bokke are the South African national rugby union team. ... There are several noteworthy people named Eddie Jones: Eddie Jones, a basketball player. ... First international British Isles 3 - 13 Australia (24 June 1899) Largest win Namibia 0 - 142 Australia (25 October 2003) Worst defeat South Africa 61 - 22 Australia (23 August 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1991, 1999 The Australian national rugby union team is the representative... Chris Latham (born 8 September 1975) is an Australian rugby union player, who plays at full back for the Queensland Reds and Australia. ...


Awards & Honors

  • State of Origin: Played 2 games in total for Queensland (2002 & 2006)
  • 2006 Dally M Fullback of the Year.

The 2006 Dally M Awards were presented on Tuesday 5 September 2006 at the Sydney Town Hall in Sydney and broadcast on Fox Sports. ... The Dally M Awards are named in honour of Australian rugby league great Dally Messenger. ...

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Clinton Schifcofske (born November 10, 1975 in Moranbah, QLD) is an Australian rugby union player for the Queensland Reds in the Super 14 competition.
Clinton previously played rugby league for the Parramatta Eels and the South Queensland Crushers before the club disbanded and he was signed to the Canberra Raiders where he eventually finished his rugby league career.
In the same year, due to an injury incurred by Karmichael Hunt, Schifcofske was chosen in the Queensland side for the State of Origin decider.
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