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Kurt Baptiste

Kurt Baptiste
  • Date of Birth: 15-03-1991
  • Height: 175
  • Weight: 85
  • Position: Hooker
  • Rep. Honours: Queensland Residents (2012-14)
  • Junior Clubs: Aspley Devils
  • Previous Clubs: Brisbane Broncos (2011-2012)
  • FG Debut: Brisbane v Manly, Suncorp Stadium, 27/05/2011 (Rd 12)
  • Club Debut: Raiders v Tigers, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, 28/06/2014 (Rd 16)

Having recently re-signed for a further two years, Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste looks set for a big 2017. 

Baptiste was the Raiders saviour on many occasions in 2016, bringing invaluable energy and spark off the bench late in matches.

While Josh Hodgson is the Raiders incumbent hooker, Baptiste would often take over the role in the final 20-30 minutes of matches, a rotation that worked extremely well for the Raiders.

One of the smallest players in the NRL, Baptiste played a career-high 24 matches in 2016 in his third season at the Raiders.

Baptiste has managed to improve his game every season since his arrival at the Raiders, and he will again be an integral part of the squad in 2017.

An achilles injured sustained in training late in 2016 will delay the start of Baptiste's season, with a return date not yet known. 

Off the field, Baptiste recently married long-term partner Chloe, and embarked on a honeymoon around the United States and Bahamas.

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