Brett Finch Biography – Brett Finch Wiki
Brett Finch is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer, Commentator, and panelist. He played as a half-back for NRL clubs such as the Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters, Parramatta Eels, and Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League. He as well played in the Super League for the English club, the Wigan Warriors, and won the 2011 Challenge Cup Final with the club.
The Maitland, New South Wales native attended Erindale College in Wanniassa, Australia. While at Erindale, Finch represented Australian Schoolboys in 1998. As a junior, he played for The Valentine-Eleebana Red Devils. He started his professional career in 1999 with the Canberra Raiders and made his pro debut aged 17, against Melbourne Storm. He went on to win the Canberra Raiders Rookie of the Year award.
In 2003, Finch signed with the Sydney Roosters. Roosters were the 2002 NRL season Premiers and thus he traveled with them to the United Kingdom to play the 2003 World Club Challenge against The Super League (SL) champions, St Helens R.F.C. Finch played from the interchange bench in Sydney’s victory. In 2004, the Roosters finished the regular season in 1st place while the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs finished in 2nd place, the two-faced each other in the 2004 NRL grand final where Finch played at half-back as his team lost to Canterbury-Bankstown.
Finch left Roosters in 2006 after his contract was terminated and signed a two-year deal with the Parramatta Eels in 2007. On April 8, 2009, the then team’s chief executive officer Denis Fitzgerald, announced that Finch’s contract with the team would be terminated, his contract was due to expire until the end of the 2011 season. He left the club in 2009 and on April 14, 2009, Finch signed a one-year deal with the Melbourne Storm. On Sunday 4 October 2009, the Melbourne Storm faced Finch’s former team Parramatta Eels in the 2009 NRL Grand Final. Finch scored two tries helping his team beat Parramatta Eels 23-16. Melbourne Storm was later denied the win after the National Rugby League detected significant salary cap breaches.
Finch left the club in 2010 and in July 2010, he signed with Wigan Warriors of England. He made his debut with the English side on March 25, 2011, against Warrington Wolves in round 7 of the super league and scored Wigan’s only try in the home defeat. He later suffered a thigh injury that saw him miss 6 games for the Warriors. On August 27, 2011, he played in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final against Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium, the Warriors won 28-18. He played for two years in the United Kingdom before moving back home to play for Melbourne Storm. He later retired at the end of 2013.
After his retirement, Finch worked for Channel Nine’s National Rugby League coverage as a Sideline Commentator as well as a panelist on The National Rugby League Footy Show. He left Channel Nine at the end of 2016. The following year, he joined Fox Sports and later joined the YKTR Sports organization before launching his podcast, Brett Finch Uncensored. He is PointsBet’s brand Ambassador.
Brett Finch Age
He was born on August 20, 1981, as Brett John Finch. Finch was born in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. He currently resides in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Brett Finch Wife
Is Brett Finch married? He is married to his wife Elli Johnston. The couple was married in 2018 after being together for more than five years. The couple has a daughter together, Mackenzie Grace born in 2019.
Brett Finch Dad
Who is Brett Finch’s dad? His dad is Robert Finch, a former rugby league footballer. His father played for St George Dragons and the NSW Country in the 1970s and 1980s.
Brett Finch podcast
In August 2020, he launched his own podcast known as Brett Finch Uncensored. The podcast presents stories from around the National Rugby League (NRL) and the world of Sports.
Brett Finch Arrested
On 14 December 2021, Finch was arrested and taken to Kogarah Police Station, where he was charged with five counts of sharing child abuse material. His arrest came after the New South Wales Police searched a home in Sans Souci, in Sydney’s south, and took hold of a mobile phone for further forensic examination. He was granted bail and ordered to appear at the Sutherland Local Court on January 11, 2022.
Brett Finch Net Worth
Brett Finch’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.