Brett Papworth

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Brett Papworth
Date of birth (1963-11-05) 5 November 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Sydney, NSW
Rugby league career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988-1991 Sydney Roosters 7 ((12))
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985-1987  Australia 16 ((20))

Brett Papworth (born November 5, 1963 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) played first grade rugby league for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in the New South Wales Rugby League competition. He had formerly been an Australian rugby union international. His position of choice was usually at centre.


After being introduced to rugby during his secondary education at Epping Boys' High School, he played first grade rugby union with Eastwood in the New South Wales competition coached by former Wallaby John Ballesty and proceeded to make a total of fifteen test appearances for the Australian Wallabies side between 1985 and 1987[1] prior to switching to rugby league the following year.

Papworth elected to sign for the Eastern Suburbs side at the commencement of the 1988 season but his progress was hampered with a series of injuries. Over the next four years in rugby league Papworth's considerable talents were rarely on show; successive breaks to his jaw, shoulders and knees limited his game time to but seven appearances. At the conclusion of the 1991 season Papworth announced his decision to retire.

Papworth is now a player agent for both league and union. He is also a commentator for the Shute Shield on ABC Television and occasionally for the Super Rugby rugby union competition on Fox Sports (Australia).


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