Brent Sherwin

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Brent Sherwin
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Personal information
Full name Brent Matthew Sherwin
Nickname Shifty
Born (1978-03-20) 20 March 1978 (age 36)
Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 13 st 7 lbs (86 kg)
Playing information
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–2007 Bulldogs 191 31 11 9 155
2008–2010 Castleford Tigers 52 5 2 1 26
2010 Catalans Dragons 14 1 0 1 5
Total 257 37 13 11 186
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–2005 City Origin 3 0 0 1 1
As of 2 June 2011
Source: Rugby League Project

Brent Sherwin (born 20 March 1978 in Greenacre, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league player. Sherwin currently plays in the Illawarra Carlton League which is an indirect feeder league to the St George Illawarra Dragons.[1] His position of choice is at half-back. Sherwin previously played for Catalans Dragons, Castleford Tigers, the Bulldogs and has also been represented for City Origin.

Sherwin played for the Bulldogs from 1999 to 2007. He was almost successful in obtaining the Dally M Award in 2002 but was narrowly beaten by Andrew Johns, despite Johns gaining points for a game in which he was sent off.

While he has occasionally been dropped for poor form, Sherwin played a vital role in the Bulldogs' 2002 17-game winning streak and the 2004 premiership win. A handy goalkicker, Sherwin has been the top grade half since 2002 but has struggled to maintain his spot at the Bulldogs since.

Bulldogs (1996–2007)[edit]

Brent Sherwin joined Canterbury as a five-eighth with pinpoint goal kicking. He was a regular member for the under 19's squad and played in the Preliminary Final against the Penrith Panthers which they lost.

In 1998, Sherwin was playing on the wing for the reserve side. He broke the club's record for most points scored in a reserve team for a season with 170 points. He played in the eventual Premiers over Parramatta.

In 1999, he started playing half-back for the reserve side. Due to the injury of Ricky Stuart, Sherwin got his first opportunity in first grade football.

In 2000, Sherwin became a regular member of the Bulldogs squad, playing at five-eight.

In 2001, Brent continued his success in the top grade, mainly playing off the bench. Due to injury, Sherwin was unable to play in the Semi Final against the Dragons.

In 2002, Brent had a great season as he became the regular half back for the Canterbury Side, and got his first taste of representative football, As he was selected to play for City Origin.

In 2003, Brent was again a regular member of the team. He played in the Preliminary Final, But lost against eventual runner-ups the Sydney Roosters.

Sherwin played for the Bulldogs at scrum half back in their 2004 NRL grand final victory over cross-city rivals, the Sydney Roosters.

In 2005, Sherwin's season was cut short due to a season-ending injury.

In 2006, he came back with great form and played in the Preliminary Final which they lost to eventual premiers the Brisbane Broncos.

In 2007, Sherwin started the season in the lower grades, but early in the season returned to top grade and played for the remainder of the season. He played in the preliminary final against the Parrametta Eels, but the Bulldogs went down 25-6 ending their season, which would also turn out to be his last game playing for Canterbury.

Castleford Tigers(2007–2010)[edit]

On 8 November 2007, the Bulldogs announced that Brent Sherwin had been released from the remainder of his contract. Sherwin signed with the English club, Castleford Tigers, on a 3-year contract with the English club. He will be the club's first choice scrum-half for the 2008 SL season[citation needed].

Brent played 21 times for Castleford in 2008. He suffered niggling injuries through the campaign and the tigers fans were never able to see his best ability. He is hoping for full fitness for 2009 and a strong campaign where he will link up in the halves with Rangi Chase.

Brent started the 2009 season in great form before suffering injury again where he missed 11 games. He has since come back for the final 3 games where Cas are hoping to achieve a play off place.

Catalans Dragons 2010[edit]

Brent signed for the Catalans Dragons for the remainder of the 2010 season in a shock switch from Castleford.[2]

2011[edit]

Brent has returned to Australia in 2011, playing in the Illawarra Carlton League which is an indirect feeder league to the St George Illawarra Dragons.[3]

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