John Wilshere

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John Wilshere
Personal information
Born (1978-05-05) 5 May 1978 (age 36)
Papua New Guinea
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997 Western Reds 4 1 0 0 4
1998 Melbourne Storm 1 0 3 0 6
2003 St. George Illawarra 10 3 0 0 12
2004 Warrington Wolves 5 2 0 0 8
2005 Leigh Centurions 26 8 6 0 44
2006–2009 Salford City Reds 49 22 82 0 252
Total 95 36 91 0 326
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–09 Papua New Guinea 34
As of 1 November 2008

John Wilshere (born 5 May 1978) is a Papua New Guinean professional rugby league footballer who recently left Salford City Reds at the end of the 2009 season.

Playing career[edit]

He is a household name in Papua New Guinea, where rugby league is the national sport[citation needed]. He has represented his country many times and was a key player in their squad at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup in Australia.

His previous clubs include Leigh Centurions, Warrington Wolves and the National Rugby League's St George Illawarra Dragons and Melbourne Storm. He has retired from rugby league after being Salford's specialist goal-kicker.

He scored 538 points for the Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup.[1]

He scored 358 points for the Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup.[2]

Representative career[edit]

He was captain of the Papua New Guinea national rugby league team for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3] Wilshere was named as part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2009 Pacific Cup.[4]

On November 7, 2009, Wilshere announced his retirement from the Kumuls.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NORTHS DEVILS". QRL. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Easts Tigers". QRL. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  3. ^ "PNG name preliminary squad". RLWC.com. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  4. ^ Kumuls named The National, 12 October 2009
  5. ^ http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/2680

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