17 June 1990 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (15 st 2 lb)|
|Position||Wing, Fullback, Centre|
|2014||Prime Minister's XIII||1||1||0||0||4|
Josh Mansour (born 17 June 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. Mansour positions of choice are at Wing or Centre. Mansour is an Australian and Lebanese national representative.
Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Mansour played his junior rugby league for St Johns Eagles and Kingsgrove Colts. Mansour was signed up by the South Sydney Rabbitohs and played in their NYC team in 2008-2010. Mansour was nominated in 2010 for Winger of the Year in the Toyota Cup and was chosen as the NYC Player of the Year at the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Mansour played Junior Kangaroos in 2010 against the Junior Kiwis and played for Lebanon in the 2009 European Cup. Mansour graduated to South Sydney's full-time training squad in 2011 but did not play in a match.
In Round 9 of the 2012 NRL season, Mansour made his NRL debut for the Penrith Panthers at Penrith Stadium on the wing in the Panthers 44-10 loss against the Melbourne Storm despite scoring a try on debut. Mansour was named the Panthers Rookie of the Year after playing in 14 matches and scoring 7 tries in a stellar debut year in the 2012 NRL season.
In 5 March 2013, Mansour extended his contract with the club to the end of the 2014 season. In Round 23 against the New Zealand Warriors, Mansour scored a spectacular put down of the ball just before going into the in goal in the 28-24 win at Mt Smart Stadium. Mansour played in 14 matches and scored 4 tries for the Panthers in the 2013 NRL season.
In February 2014, Mansour was selected in the Panthers inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad. On 3 June 2014, Mansour re-signed with the Panthers on a new 2 year deal, keeping him at the Panthers till the end of the 2016 season after declining a lucrative offer from the Canberra Raiders. Mansour finished off the 2014 NRL season as the Panthers highest tryscorer with 15 tries in 22 matches. On 12 October 2014, Mansour played on the wing and scored a try for Prime Minister's XIII in the 34-16 win over Papua New Guinea in Kokopo. On 14 October 2014, Mansour was selected in the Australia Kangaroos 24-man 2014 Four Nations squad. Mansour made his Australia international debut against New Zealand Kiwis on 25 October 2014 in the Four Nations where the Kiwis won 30-12 at Suncorp Stadium. Mansour scored his first try in the Green and Gold of Australia against Samoa in Australia's 44-18 victory at WIN Stadium. Mansour played on the wing in Australia's 22-18 Four Nations Final loss against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium.