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Tariq Sims Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Family, Children, Wife, Origin, Team

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Tariq Sims Biography

Tariq Sims Bio

Tariq Sims is a Fijian international rugby league footballer born on 9th February 1990 in Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia. He plays as a second-row and lock for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League.

Age 28 years as of 2018; born on 9th February 1990.
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 105kg (16 st 7 lb)
Nationality Fijian, Australian
Current Team St. George Illawarra Dragons
Position Second row, Lock
Parents Peter Sims, Jacqueline Sims
Brother  Korbin Sims plays for Brisbane Broncos and Ashton Sims, Toronto Wolfpack.
Sister Ruan Sims, Sydney Roosters in the NRL Women’s Premiership.
Wife Ashleigh Sudholz, former model and amateur boxer
Children/ Daughters Lakia and Vayla
Net worth Under review

 

Tariq Sims Career

Sims began his career playing junior football in his home town of Gerringong, New South Wales. In 2008 he moved to Queensland where he played in the NYC for the Brisbane until 2010.He initially played as winger but was told to add more weight and turned into a forward. At the time he was playing with his brothers Korbin and Ashton at Broncos. He was the 2010 Toyota Cup season’s player of the year.

Tariq Sims Queensland Cowboys

During the 2011 season he joined the North Queensland Cowboys alongside his brother, Ashton.

He made his debut in Round 2 of the 2011 NRL season against the Newcastle Knights off the interchange bench in the Cowboys 34-22 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium.

He scored his first NRL career try during Round 3 against the Melbourne Storm in the Cowboys 34-6 win at 1300SMILES Stadium. He scored a double in Round 13 against the Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Sim ended his season after he broke his leg in Round 25 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the Cowboys 28-20 win.

Sims returned from a broken leg in the 2012 season Round 5 in the Cowboys 22-6 victory at Canberra Stadium.

On 22 April 2012, Sims made his representative debut for NSW Country Origin against NSW City Origin off the interchange bench and scored a double in the 24-22 loss at Mudgee.

He broke his leg again, at exactly the same spot as the previous break, after just 7 matches after his return. He had a successful surgery which involved a steel rod being inserted into his leg to help with the healing process and to stop another break.

He made his return from his second injury in the 2013 season in a 28-24 trial victory over his former club Brisbane Broncos on 4 February.

He was selected in the Fiji squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup alongside his brothers, Ashton and Korbin. He made his international debut for Fiji against Ireland at second-row and scored a try in the 32-14 win at Spotland Stadium.

During the 2014 season Sim scored 6 tries in 2 matches after missing out the rest of the NRL finals series after being making a guilty plea, on 16th September 2014, for a grade three shoulder charge offence for a second-half incident with Brisbane Broncos fullback Justin Hodges in North Queensland’s 32-20 victory in Week 1 of the elimination finals at 1300SMILES Stadium

Tariq Sims Newcastle Knight

On 4th July 2014 Sim signed a 2-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2015. He made his debut in Round 5 against the St. George Illawarra Dragons at second-row in the Knights 13-0 loss at Hunter Stadium.

Sim scored his first club try in Round 9 against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 30-10 loss at Brookvale Oval.

He finished his first year with the Knights with him playing in 19 matches and scoring 4 tries, as the club collected the wooden spoon.

Sim was named in the emerging New South Wales Blues squad on 13th January 2016. In February he co captained the Knights in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.

Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons

On 31st May 2016 he signed a 3-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2017. He made his debut in Round 15 against the Melbourne Storm, where he played off the interchange bench in the Dragons’ 20-10 win at WIN Stadium.

In 2017 he was part of the St George Illawarra side which finished 9th in the 2017 NRL season despite being in the top 8 for most of the season.

He was selected as part of The NSW Blues squad for The 2018 Origin series in 2018.

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