Mark Coyne

Rugby League Legend

One of Rugby League's most respected players due to his outstanding achievements at Club, State and National level and his outstanding sportsmanship.

Mark Coyne's rugby league career achievements are held in high regard by the code and the sporting public alike. In 1994 he arguably scored the most memorable try in State of Origin history with Queensland down 12-10 and 40 seconds left on the clock. An 11-pass sequence followed which finished when Coyne extended his arm in the right corner to thwart the last ditched NSW defensive efforts - winning the match in a heart-stopping finish.


Mark has a strong commitment to charity and giving back to the game. He is currently Chairman of the NRL & RLPA Education and Welfare Committee.

Off the field Mark has applied the same determination to his business career. Holding previous roles in financial services, a three-year term as an NRMA Road Service Board Member and executive General Manager at Suncorp Insurance - Mark has extensive business experience. Currently he is CEO and Managing Director for Coal Services - a leading player in the NSW Coal Industry.

Mark played in the NRL competition for twelve years earning many accolades:

  • 222 first grade games forSt George,including Captain for six years
  •  19 State of Origin Matches for Queensland
  •  Nine Test Matches for Australia (including 1995 World Cup)
  • Three Grand Final appearances
  •  Life Membership of St George Football Club
  •  NRL  'Ken Stevens' Award for Service to the Game (1988)

Corporate Speaking

The combination of Mark's sporting and business success allows him to communicate the shared synergies from first-hand experience. His corporate talks are highly engaging and well received by business and sporting audiences.


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