Nathan Cleary Biography, Family, Brother, Tattoo, Mum, Salary, Injury, Chin, Dad, Net Worth, Career, Profession, Background, Net Worth
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Nathan Cleary Biography
Nathan Cleary (born 14 November 1997) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a halfback and is the co-captain of the Penrith Panthers in the NRL.
At representative level he has played for City Origin and New South Wales in the State of Origin series.
Cleary is the son of the professional rugby league footballer, Mitchell Moses. His current coach at Penrith Panthers is Mitchell Moses.
Cleary was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
He spent a number of his childhood years living in Auckland, New Zealand while his father was playing for, and later coaching, the New Zealand Warriors.
He Attended Heart College, Auckland for two years and having grown up playing soccer, Cleary switched to rugby league during his pre-teens, playing at a junior level for the Mount Albert Lions in Auckland and the Penrith Brothers in Sydney.
He completed his HSC while attending St Dominic’s College, Penrith in 2015, where he was a prefect.
Cleary progressed through the Penrith club’s junior system, playing in their Harold Matthews Cup (under 16)and S. G. Ball Cup (under 18) teams, the latter of which he captained in 2015.
Cleary appeared for the Windsor Wolves in the Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield in a handful of games, before being called into Penrith’s National Youth Competition (under 20) squad mid-season.
Cleary was unavailable to play in Penrith’s 2015 NYC Grand Final winning team due to his selection in the Australian Schoolboys team,whom he captained during their two match series against New Zealand under-18s.
Cleary played 20 games, scoring 11 tries and kicking 109 goals for 262 points in his U20s career from 2015 to 2016.
Starting the season as Penrith’s first-choice halfback in the NYC, Cleary was selected to play for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis in May, where he played at five-eighth scoring a try and kicking 5 goals in the 34-20 win.
He made his New South Wales Cup debut for the Penrith club in round 11, the only game he’d play in that competition in 2016.
On 2 June, Cleary extended his contract with the Panthers until the end of the 2019 season; his decision to do so voided a ‘father-son’ clause in his contract, which would have allowed him to leave the club following his father’s dismissal as Penrith’s head coach late the previous year, had he so pleased.
Two days after the signing, in round 13, Cleary made his NRL debut for the Penrith Panthers against the Melbourne Storm at five-eighth. Despite a 6-24 defeat at AAMI Park, Cleary had a great debut; making 38 tackles.
The next week against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Cleary scored his first NRL try, as well as kicking five goals in Penrith’s 31-24 win at Brookvale Oval.
Following a man of the match performance against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in round 15, The Daily Telegraph said of Cleary:
It’s hard to believe he is only 18 playing his third NRL game. Composed under pressure, kicked well and supported inside for a crucial second half
On 29 May, Cleary was selected by New South Wales to play in game one of the 2022 State of Origin series.In round 14 of the 2022 NRL season, Cleary scored a try and kicked seven goals in Penrith’s 42-6 victory over Newcastle
In game 2 of the 2022 State of Origin series, Cleary scored two tries and kicked eight goals in New South Wales 44-12 victory over Queensland.
In game 3, New South Wales were behind 16-12 against Queensland with less than two minutes remaining when Cleary elected a chip kick over the top of the defensive line which was intercepted by Queensland’s Ben Hunt who ran 70 metres to score the match winning try.
In round 20, Cleary was sent off in Penrith’s 34-10 loss against Parramatta for a dangerous lifting tackle.
Nathan has reportedly been extended on a deal worth $1.1 million per season, with a clause in his contract which will see that figure increase with the salary cap with the NRL yet to finalise its 2023-2027 collective bargaining agreement.
Cleary Net Worth
Nathan Clearly has an estimated net worth of $10, million