- State of Origin debut: Game III, November 18, 2020 - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Harry Grant represented Queensland Schoolboys from St Brendan's College, Yeppoon and was signed by Melbourne Storm, whose recruitment chief, Paul Bunn knew all about his pedigree from his time in Rockhampton.
Grant, who overcame health and injury dramas as a youngster, won the Darren Bell Medal as Storm's under 20s player of the year in 2017, and the following year made his NRL debut, in Round 11, with Cameron Smith presenting him with his jersey.
Grant, who had Smith and Kiwi, Brandon Smith, ahead of him for the hooking spot at the Storm, spent most of the 2018 and 2019 seasons playing with the Storm's Queensland affiliate, Sunshine Coast Falcons, and in 2019 won the James Ackerman Medal as the club's Player of the Year, after leading the club to the Intrust Super Cup minor premiership. He also was named in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year.
“The No.9 jersey is his for the next eight to 10 years.”Paul Vautin FOG #24
Storm loaned Grant to Wests Tigers in 2020, following the retirement of Test hooker, Robbie Farah, and Grant was named Dally M Rookie of the Year after 15 appearances for the Tigers.
On the back of his brilliant form for the Tigers, Grant was called into the 27-man Maroons squad for the 2020 series and went on to make his debut in the Game III decider, off the bench. He scored a try from a Christian Welch offload, which stretched Queensland's lead, to 20-6, with 14 minutes left.
The debut gets better and better for Harry Grant
Queensland held on to record a famous 20-14 win. Grant returned to the Storm in 2021 and played 15 NRL matches, 12 off the bench. He made his Origin starting debut in Game I of the 2021 series, in Townsville, but injury ruled him out of the rest of the series.
Grant started the 2022 season, having played 32 NRL games. He is a delegate to the Rugby League Players Association, and lists surfing as one of his great leisure pursuits.
Grant played a key role in the Maroons 2022 State of Origin series win, coming off the bench and sharing the hooking role with Ben Hunt in what proved to be a lethal combination.
Following a successful season, the Storm number nine was awarded the 'Best Forward of the Year' for his club. Grant was later selected in the Kangaroos squad for the World Cup. Grant came off the bench for Australia in their 30-10 victory over Samoa in the World Cup final.
Falcons to Maroons: Grant thankful for Cup experience
Grant hit the ground running in 2023, scoring Melbourne Storm's first ever golden point try, to clinch victory over the Eels in the opening round of the season. Grant was recalled to the Maroons squad for State of Origin, and played all three games helping Queensland to back-to-back series victories, and continuing his lethal hooker combination with Ben Hunt.
Grant capped off a successful year being named at Hooker in the NRL team of the year. The Storm dummy-half was later selected in the Kangaroos team for the Pacific Championships.