HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BRONCOS LEGEND MICHAEL 'MICK' HANCOCK
Born: 21 October 1969 (Age 45)
From Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.
Height: 183cm, Playing Weight: 94kg.
Position/s: Wing or Second-Row.
1987: Toowoomba Clydesdales, QLD State League.
1988-2000: Brisbane Broncos, NRL - 274 games, 120 tries, 2 goals (484 points).
2001-02: Salford City Reds, UK - 37 games, 7 tries (28 points).
1989-96: Queensland Maroons - 14 games, 5 tries (20 points).
1989-94: Australian Kangaroos - 13 games, 5 tries (20 points).
1997: Queensland SuperLeague - 2 games, 1 try (4 points).
- Played in the Broncos' first five Grand Final victories in 1992, 1994, 1997 (SuperLeague), 1998 & 2000.
- Held the Broncos' club record for most career appearances when he retired in 2000 from the NRL.
- Member of the FIRST Broncos run-on team that thrashed defending premiers the Sea Eagles 44-10 in 1988's season opener at Brisbane's Lang Park.
- In 1989 Hancock debuted for the Maroons becoming the then-youngest footballer of either state to play in a State of Origin Series scoring two tries in the 36-6 win over NSW at Lang Park.
- Made his Australian Test debut on the 1989 mid-season tour of New Zealand while still a 19 year-old teenager.
- The 1995 ARL season saw Hancock & Steve Renouf top the Broncos' try scoring list with 15 each for the season.
- 1989 Broncos Rookie of the Year
- 2000 Australian Sports Medal for Rugby League
- 2003 Broncos Official Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2007 Broncos 20-Year Anniversary: In Club's 20 Best Players
- 2008 Winger - Toowoomba & South West Team of the Century
- 2013 Broncos 25-Year Anniversary: Winger - Broncos Ultimate Grand Final Team.
Mick was well known for his wide-legged running style that was very difficult to tackle, and also allowed him to change direction sharply and sometimes several times as he approached opposition defenses. Read full post