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Cuthbertson playing for the Leeds Rhinos in 2016.
24 February 1985 |
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (16 st 7 lb; 231 lb)|
|Position||Lock, Prop, Second-row|
|As of 20 April 2017
Adam Cuthbertson (born 24 February 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. He plays as a lock, prop and second-rower. He previously played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League.
Manly-Warringah 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.
In 2007, Cuthbertson was rewarded with a Man of the Match award for his performance against the Wests Tigers in round 16. Channel Nine commentator Phil Gould compared Cuthbertson's image to that of Manly legend Graham Eadie.
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. However, he did not play in the match after withdrawing due to injury.
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.
St. George Illawarra Dragons
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.
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.
Cuthbertson had a slow start to 2012 but finished the year having played 22 games in his first season for the Knights.
On 26 May 2014, Cuthbertson signed a 4-year contract with the Leeds Rhinos starting in 2015. 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.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
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