PLAYERS | David McLean


Panther 412

10 matches [2001; 2003-2005]

4 points [1 try]


Parramatta junior who made his NRL debut with Balmain in 1998.

He later joined Penrith, making his club debut for Penrith in 2001 coming off the bench against the Sharks in Round 6.

His opportunities in the top grade would be limited in the coming seasons, with solitary appearances in both 2003 and 2004 and in the meantime being captain of the St. Mary’s-Penrith Cougars in the NSWRL Premier League.

In 2005 however he earned some more consistent time in the NRL, making 7 appearances that were spaced out throughout the season. Although primarily a forward his one starting appearance for the Panthers that year was in the centres.

At season’s end he left the Panthers, taking up the role of captain-coach of Berkeley Eagles in the Illawarra competition. In 2007 he was crowned the player of the year by the Country Rugby League, and later joined Ourimbah in the Central Coast competition where he played out his career. Post career he has stayed on the Central Coast and has been involved with coaching with a number of clubs.

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