Adam Cuthbertson

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Adam Cuthbertson
Adam Cuthbertson (21 September 2008).jpg
Cuthbertson playing for the Sea Eagles in 2008
Personal information
Nickname Cuthbo[1]
Born (1985-02-24) 24 February 1985 (age 31)
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)[2]
Playing information
Position Lock, Prop, Second-row
Club
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 Dragons 19 2 0 0 8
2012–14 Newcastle Knights 53 2 0 0 8
2015– Leeds Rhinos 34 9 0 0 36
Total 172 21 0 0 84
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 NSW City 2 0 0 0 0
As of 25 September 2015
Source: Rugby League Project, Love Rugby League

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 and previously played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League.

Playing career[edit]

Cuthbertson and Heath L'Estrange post game for Manly
Cuthbertson at the celebration of the 2008 NRL Grand Final win

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] Channel Nine commentator Phil Gould compared Cuthbertson's image to that of Manly legend Graham Eadie.

In 2007, Cuthbertson re-signed with the Sea Eagles on a 3-year contract.[5]

Cuthbertson played on the bench in the Sea Eagles' 2007 NRL Grand Final defeat by the Melbourne Storm.[6]

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.[7][8]

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.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks[edit]

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[edit]

At the end of 2010, Cuthbertson was named in the Penrith Panthers 2011 pre-season squad but had never signed a contract so signed a 1-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2011 to try and revive his career under supercoach Wayne Bennett.

Cuthbertson went on to play 19 games in 2011, scoring 2 tries for the Dragons. Hitting career best form, Cuthbertson decided to following Bennett to the Newcastle Knights.

Newcastle Knights[edit]

On 26 October 2011, Cuthbertson signed a 3-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2012.[9]

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 4-year contract with the Leeds Rhinos starting in 2015.[10] 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.[11]

Representative career[edit]

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.[12] However, he did not play in the match after withdrawing due to injury.[13]

In 2011, Cuthbertson was again selected for City Origin, this time playing.

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Cuthbertson credited finding Christianity a year earlier as the catalyst for his rise from obscurity.[14]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Manly Sea Eagles

Leeds Rhinos

References[edit]

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