Peter Cusack (rugby league)
|Cusack playing for Hull in 2008|
27 January 1977 |
Young, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (16 st 7 lb)|
|Source: Rugby League Project and Yesterday's Hero|
Peter Cusack (born 27 January 1977 in Young, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Country New South Wales representative prop forward, Cusack played his club football in Australasia's National Rugby League for the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs, and in the European Super League for Hull FC.
Cusack was educated at St.Gregory's College, Campbelltown NSW. He was discovered by Arthur Beston during a game for their 1st team and trialed with the Sydney Roosters.
National Rugby League
Cusack made his first grade debut with the Sydney Roosters in the 1998 NRL season. A front-rower, Cusack was one of the last remaining top level league players to hold a job outside football, working part time as a plumber. He played in the 2000 NRL Grand Final loss to the Brisbane Broncos. Cusack was awarded the 2002 Sydney Roosters season's Clubman of the Year and played in their 2002 NRL Grand Final victory over the New Zealand Warriors. He was also a member of the Roosters side that won the 2003 World Club Challenge, and appeared in the 2003 NRL Grand Final loss to the Penrith Panthers. Cusack played for the Roosters from the interchange bench in their 2004 NRL grand final loss to cross-Sydney rivals, the Bulldogs.
In 2005, Cusack joined the South Sydney Rabbitohs, that year winning the George Piggins Medal as the club's best and fairest player for the season. He served as a co-captain at the club, along with Roy Asotasi and David Kidwell.