Adam Cuthbertson

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Adam Cuthbertson
Adam Cuthbertson Cronulla Sharks.jpg
Personal information
Born (1985-02-24) 24 February 1985 (age 34)
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)[1]
Playing information
PositionProp, Lock, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–09 Manly Sea Eagles 54 8 0 0 32
2010 Cronulla Sharks 12 0 0 0 0
2011 St. George Illawarra 19 2 0 0 8
2012–14 Newcastle Knights 53 2 0 0 8
2015– Leeds Rhinos 137 33 0 0 132
Total 275 45 0 0 180
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 City NSW 2 0 0 0 0
As of 14 July 2019
Source: [2][3]

Adam Cuthbertson (born 24 February 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a lock, prop and second-row for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. He previously played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights in the NRL. Cuthbertson is also the coach of Leeds Rhinos Women who play in the Women's Super League.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles[edit]

Cuthbertson playing for the Sea Eagles

Born in Manly, New South Wales, Cuthbertson played his junior football for the Avalon Bulldogs and the Newport Breakers Rugby Union team before being signed by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. He played for the Sea Eagles Premier League reserve-grade team in 2006.[6]

In round 3 of the 2006 NRL season, Cuthbertson made his NRL debut for the Sea Eagles against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

In 2007, Cuthbertson was rewarded with a Man of the Match award for his performance against the Wests Tigers in round 16.[7] Channel Nine commentator Phil Gould compared Cuthbertson's image to that of Manly legend Graham Eadie.[citation needed]

In 2007, Cuthbertson re-signed with the Sea Eagles on a 3-year contract.[8] In 2007, Cuthbertson credited finding Christianity a year earlier as the catalyst for his rise from obscurity.[9]

Cuthbertson played on the bench in the Sea Eagles' 2007 NRL Grand Final defeat by the Melbourne Storm.[10]

In round 12 of the 2008 NRL season, Cuthbertson was sent off in a match against the Canberra Raiders for a high shot on Troy Thompson.[11][12] Cuthbertson made 21 appearances for Manly in 2008 but did not feature in the finals series or Manly's 40-0 grand final victory over Melbourne.[13]

Cuthbertson played on the bench in the Sea Eagles' 2009 World Club Challenge win over the Leeds Rhinos, with the Sea Eagles winning 28-20. In 2009, Cuthbertson was selected for the NSW City Origin team to play the NSW Country Origin side in the annual City vs Country Origin match.[14] However, he did not play in the match after withdrawing due to injury.[15]

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks[edit]

Cuthbertson playing for the Leeds Rhinos in 2016

On 18 June 2009, Cuthbertson signed a 2-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2010.

Cuthbertson only played 12 games for the Sharks before being released from his contract.[16]

St. George Illawarra Dragons[edit]

At the end of 2010, Cuthbertson was named in the Penrith Panthers 2011 pre-season squad but ended up signing a one-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2011 to try and revive his career under supercoach Wayne Bennett.[17]

In 2011, Cuthbertson was again selected for City Origin, this time playing. Cuthbertson went on to play 19 games in 2011, scoring 2 tries for the Dragons.

Newcastle Knights[edit]

On 26 October 2011, Cuthbertson signed a 3-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2012.[18]

Cuthbertson had a slow start to 2012 but finished the year having played 22 games in his first season for the Knights.

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

On 26 May 2014, Cuthbertson signed a four-year contract with the Leeds Rhinos starting in 2015.[19] He made an impact in his first season at the Rhinos, helping the team to win the Challenge Cup at Wembley in a 50-0 defeat of Hull KR and the League Leaders' Shield after a last second win against Huddersfield Giants. He set a new Super League record for offloads with 125.[20]


Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Leeds Rhinos


  1. ^ a b "Adam Cuthbertson Leeds Rhinos". Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Adam Cuthbertson - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 24 February 1985. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Adam Cuthbertson - Player Stats". Love Rugby League. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Super League winner Adam Cuthbertson to coach York City Knights Ladies' rivals Leeds Rhinos Women". York Evening Press. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 2010-01-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)/db/player/c/cuthbertson_adam/index.php
  7. ^ "News". Manly. 14 July 2007. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2007.
  8. ^ "Manly announce two new signings and four re-signings". 30 July 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2007.
  9. ^ "Cuthbertson's divine inspiration". LeagueHQ. 22 July 2007. Archived from the original on 8 September 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2007.
  10. ^ "Factfile on 2007 grand final". The Daily Telegraph. 29 September 2008.
  11. ^ "NRL Judiciary Charges".
  12. ^ Hodges out of Origin series – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). (2008-06-03). Retrieved on 2011-05-03.
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  14. ^ Balym, Todd (3 May 2009). "Blues halfback duel in two as Mitchell Pearce misses selection". Fox Sports. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  15. ^ "Mark O'Meley called in to replace Adam Cuthbertson in City Origin side". Fox Sports. 4 May 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
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  18. ^ Robert Dillon (26 October 2011). "Knights sign Adam Cuthbertson | Newcastle Herald". Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Cuthbertson signs with Leeds - Knights". Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Cuthbertson wins Player of the Year". Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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