|Pettybourne playing for North Sydney|
|Full name||Edward Pettybourne|
13 February 1988 |
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Prop, Lock|
|As of 8 September 2013|
|Source: Rugby League ProjectLeague Central|
Edward "Eddy" Pettybourne (born 13 February 1988 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League. He previously played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Pettybourne made his NRL debut against the North Queensland Cowboys in round 19 of 2007. He scored his first try in first grade in round 1 of 2009 when the Rabbitohs slaughtered the Sydney Roosters 52-12. He played every game for the Rabbitohs in 2009 and scored 7 tries to be the Rabbitohs fifth highest try scorer of the season. He made 526 tackles in 2009 which was the third highest in the club.
Pettybourne was a mainstay of the Rabbitohs for the next three years, playing in over 20 games in both 2011 and 2012. He played in all 3 semifinals in 2012, with the club finishing one game shy of the grand final.
With Souths unwilling to match the offer from Wests Tigers, Pettybourne joined his new club from 2013. Pettybourne said, "Madge and the coaching staff said they wanted to keep me, but it was my choice. I just bought a house so I wanted to make sure I was comfortable paying it off, but it was more for my family." Pettybourne stayed at the Wests Tigers for one season, playing in 12 games and failing to score any points.
In 2009, Pettybourne chose to represent New Zealand instead of playing for Australia. He was called up for the New Zealand Kiwis squad at the 2009 Four Nations as a late replacement for the injured Ben Matulino and Bronson Harrison, but did not make any appearances for the team.
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- Annual Report 2005 - Australian Rugby League
- Michael Chammas (6 September 2012). "Ending on a high with Rabbitohs is no trivial matter for Pettybourne". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
-  bbcsport.co.uk, 5 July 2013
- Kiwis call up 'giant' Pettybourne rugbyleague.com, 25 October 2009
- "Eddy Pettybourne gets USA call up for Rugby League World Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald.