Nigel Roy

Nigel Roy is a former professional rugby league footballer who played as a wing, fullback and in the centres in the 1990s and 2000s.

Nigel Roy
Personal information
Born (1974-03-15) 15 March 1974
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
PositionWing, Centre, Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–94 Illawarra Steelers 27 10 0 0 40
1995–99 North Sydney Bears 117 35 0 0 140
2000 Northern Eagles 13 7 0 0 28
2001–04 London Broncos 108 43 0 0 156
Total 265 95 0 0 364
Source: [1]

He played for Illawarra, North Sydney, Northern Eagles and the London Broncos.

Early life

Roy was born 15 March 1974 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.

He commenced his football playing in the junior teams in Kyogle.[2]

Playing career

Roy made his first grade debut for Illawarra in round 10 1993 against Cronulla-Sutherland at WIN Stadium which ended in a 30-0 victory. Roy departed Illawarra at the end of 1994 and signed with North Sydney.[3]

While at the North Sydney Bears, Roy played finals in 4 out of 5 seasons at the club and was a member of the Norths side which made consecutive preliminary finals in 1996 & 1997. In 2000, North Sydney merged with arch rivals Manly-Warringah to form the Northern Eagles. Roy was one of the few players from Norths signed on to play for the new team. In 2001, Roy joined London and played with the club up until the end of 2004 before retiring.[4][5]


  1. Nigel Roy
  2. Butt, Phillippa (25 September 2016). "NRLNT manager Nigel Roy helping grow rugby league in Top End". NT News. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. (1995 edition) ISBN 1875169571
  4. "Manly Sea Eagles and North Sydney Bears must merge into a 'behemoth' club, says Brad Fittler". Sporting News.
  5. "Why the demise of the North Sydney Bears has Sydney Roosters officials worried". SMH.
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