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AJ Brimson


Player Bio

Date of Birth:
09 September 1998
Brisbane, Queensland
Origin Debut:
04 November 2020
Adelaide Oval



  • Debut game: Game I, November 4, 2020 - Adelaide Oval

Career statistics



A versatile and creative player, equally at home at fullback or in the halves, AJ (Alexander) Brimson’s determination and competitiveness was rewarded with a State of Origin debut in Game I, 2020.

After various injury setbacks, including a back fracture, which saw him sit out the start of the 2020 season, Brimson helped the Gold Coast Titans to a late-season surge, which had them pressing for a NRL finals berth.  

He's definitely got X-factor, no doubt about it. His strength, and speed in particular, he's an outstanding player.

Paul Vautin FOG #24

The Centenary Panthers' junior represented Queensland Under 20s, as well as being a star touch footy player. In rugby league, Brimson progressed from the Runaway Bay Seagulls and Keebra Park State High School, to the Intrust Super Cup, with Tweed Seagulls.

He completed a carpentry apprenticeship just before the 2018 NRL pre-season.

Brimson: 'I grew up loving the state and watching State of Origin'

Brimson quickly became a key player, and on-field leader for the Titans, after making his NRL debut at five-eighth in 2018. In 2019, he was an interchange player for the Junior Kangaroos in a match against France in Wollongong.

In 2020, he was named the Titans' Members' Most Valuable Player and also made his State of Origin debut, at fullback in Game I of the series, in Adelaide. He was one of eight newcomers named by coach, Wayne Bennett, and scored the Maroons' first try, sparking a second-half comeback after the Blues had led 10-0 at the break.

Queensland finished 18-14 victors. Brimson suffered a foot injury which ruled him out of contention for the remaining two games of the series.

'I really want to be a regular Origin player' - Brimson

He was back in the Origin fold for the 2021 series, coming off the bench in Game I and Game III. Brimson has Maroon blood flowing through his veins, given his late father played for Queensland Primary Schools.

Brimson played 18 NRL games in 2021, but missed the Titans' elimination final loss to the Roosters, because of injury.

In 2022, Brimson played 22 games for the Titans and finished the year being awarded the 'NRL Coaches Award' and 'Members player of the Year' for the club.

Former Origin Greats

Acknowledgement of Country

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