Sam Obst

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Sam Obst
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Personal information
Full name Sam Obst
Nickname Sammy, Obster
Born (1980-11-26) 26 November 1980 (age 34)
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Hooker, Stand-off, Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–02 Sydney Roosters 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Whitehaven 25 18 0 4 80
2005–11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 137 44 7 0 190
2011 Hull F.C. 25 9 0 0 36
2012 Keighley Cougars
2013– Northern Pride
Total 194 71 7 4 306
As of 1 January 2012
Source: Rugby League Project

Sam Obst is a rugby league footballer who plays for Australian Queensland Cup club Northern Pride. Obst is equally at home playing at scrum-half and at hooker. Obst originates from the rugby league stronghold of Redcliffe and attended Southern Cross Catholic College.


Obst joined Whitehaven in 2004 and was voted National League One Player of the Year for 2004. He went on to join Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats[edit]

The Australian had an excellent season with the Wildcats, especially during the latter half of 2006 under John Kear.

He recently resigned with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for another 2 years to keep him as a player there till 2009. He has recently taken up horse riding. He has recently been handed a new 2 year deal by head coach John Kear, and has accepted, keeping him at the club until 2011. In 2008 and 09 Sam received the club's man of steel (best player for club) He wears no.14 on his back.

Hull F.C.[edit]

In 2011 Sam Obst signed a 2 year deal with Super League club Hull. The deal is completed for an undisclosed fee as part of the rescue plan for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Keighley Cougars[edit]

On 1 December 2011 it was announced that Obst had signed a 12 month deal with Co-Operative Championship club Keighley Cougars. Sam has followed in his father's (Tony Obst played for Keighley in the 1970s) footsteps and re-joined two of his former team mates in Michael Korkidas and cougars player-coach Jason Demetriou.

Northern Pride RLFC[edit]

In 2013 Obst played for the Cairns based Intrust Super Cup team, the Northern Pride.


  1. ^ "Hull F.C.". web page. Hull F.C. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 

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