Josh Mantellato

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Josh Mantellato
Mantellato playing for the Knights in 2013.
Personal information
Nickname Mantree[1]
Born (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 27)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013– Newcastle Knights 2 1 6 0 16
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–13 Italy 7 5 36 0 92
Source: RLP

Josh Mantellato (born 21 April 1987) is an Italian Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays fullback and wing.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Gosford, New South Wales, Mantellato played his junior football for the Wyong Roos. He played in the Newcastle Rugby League for Wyong up until 2011.

In 2012, Mantellato joined the Newcastle Knights. He played in the New South Wales Cup for the Knights, finishing the season as the competition's highest point-scorer, with 306 points scored.

At the end of 2012, Mantellato was named on the wing in the 2012 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year. He then signed a 1-year contract with the Knights.[2]

In Round 12 of the 2013 NRL season, Mantellato made his NRL debut for the Knights against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.[3] He scored a try and kicked 3 goals on debut.

On 20 August 2013, Mantellato re-signed with the Knights on a 1-year contract.[4]

On 22 September 2013, Mantellato was named on the wing in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[5]

Representative career[edit]

Mantellato playing for Italy in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup game against Scotland.

Mantellato is an Italian international, having made his debut in 2010. He featured in Italy's successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying tournament, and was selected in the 24-man squad for the World Cup campaign. [6] [7]

On 19 October 2013, Mantellato kicked the winning field goal in Italy's 15-14 warm up game win over England.[8]


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