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Sam Hoare

Sam Hoare
  • Date of Birth: 12-08-1991
  • Height: 195
  • Weight: 110
  • Position: Prop
  • Rep. Honours: Queensland Residents (2013)
  • Junior Clubs: Rockhampton Brothers
  • FG Debut: v Dragons (Rd 17, 2014)
  • Club Debut: v Dragons (Rd 17, 2014)
  • Twitter: sjhoare91
  • Instagram: sjhoare91

Born/ home town: Rockhampton
Qualifications: Studying Bachelor of Business/Economics
Career highlight: NRL debut
Best part about being a Cowboy: Great mateship & banter among the boys
First job: Retail sales assistant
Favourite dish: Steak
Personal motivator: Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing
If you were an animal, what kind would you be? Honey badger or great white shark
Something not many people know about you: I can rap the full Alphabet Aerobics song
Advice to younger players: Focus on the things you can control

Originally from the Brothers club in Rockhampton, Hoare made his NYC debut for the Cowboys against Cronulla in round 17 of the 2009 season.

He played seven games in that first year and then had a highly impressive 2010 campaign where he made his run-on debut as part of a 25-game season as the Cowboys made the playoffs.

Hoare played in the opening six matches of 2011 before sustaining a serious knee injury.

The front-rower continued his rugby league education by playing senior football for the Mackay Cutters in the Intrust Super Cup competition in 2012-13, including taking part in the club’s first grand final victory at the end of his second season.

The giant Rockhampton product entered season 2016 full of confidence and optimism.

Having played 14 NRL games across 2014 and 2015, Hoare was a genuine chance of pushing for a bench forward’s spot in 2016, but after switching to the Townsville Blackhawks, he had his short-term playing future turned on its head when he sustained the second serious knee injury of his fledgling career.

His playing season at an end, Hoare took to rehab with gusto and is expected to be fit and firing in 2017, when he will press hard for one of those interchange forward spots.