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Balin Cupples
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Club Roles
Head of Performance
Years Active
2014-2018, 2021-
  1. Australia
Signed From
Newcastle Knights
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Balin Cupples (born 21 July 1981) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Wests Tigers.

Cupples made his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers in round 9 of 2002, playing from the bench. In round 13, he made his first appearance in the starting team, playing on the wing. Making one appearance, his last, in 2003, Cupples had played four games in first-grade, all losses.

Returning to the Queensland Cup, Cupples played with the Burleigh Bears, and was a member of the Queensland Residents team in 2005.

Cupples became a coach after his playing retirement. In 2011 he was coach of the Wests Tigers SG Ball side, and in 2012 was the NYC team's strength and conditioning coach.

In 2013, he was the assistant coach for the New South Wales Under-18 team that defeated Queensland 56–6.

In 2014, he was appointed the strength and conditioning coach for the NZ Warriors under coach Andrew McFadden.

In 2018, Cupples left the Warriors to take up a role with the Newcastle Knights as Head of Physical Performance under coach Nathan Brown.

In 2021, Cupples followed Brown back to the NZ Warriors as Head of Performance.


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