Peter Cusack (rugby league)

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Peter Cusack
Peter Cusack.jpg
Cusack playing for Hull in 2008
Personal information
Born (1977-01-27) 27 January 1977 (age 37)
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998–04 Sydney Roosters 95 4 0 0 16
2005–07 South Sydney 73 3 0 0 12
2008–10 Hull F.C. 62 4 0 0 16
Total 230 11 0 0 44
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–07 Country Origin 2 0 0 0 0
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.

Early life[edit]

Cusack was educated at St.Gregory's College in Campbelltown, New South Wales. He was discovered by Arthur Beetson during a game for their 1st team and trialed with the Sydney Roosters.

Playing career[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[1] He served as a co-captain at the club, along with Roy Asotasi and David Kidwell.

Super League[edit]

In November, 2007 Cusack signed to play in Europe's Super League with English club Hull F.C. on a two-year contract. He retired at the end of 2010 season.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Club records". rabbitohs.com.au. South Sydney Rabbitohs. 2007. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Souths release Cusack". Fox Sports (Australia). 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 

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