Chad Townsend

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Chad Townsend
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Personal information
Born (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 27)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 Cronulla Sharks 19 3 28 0 68
2014–15 New Zealand Warriors 41 5 14 1 49
2016– Cronulla Sharks 45 10 8 2 38
Total 105 18 50 3 155
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–17 NSW City 2 0 0 0 0
As of 2 March 2017
Source: [1]

Chad Townsend (born 10 January 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League (NRL). A goal-kicking five-eighth and halfback, he previously played for the New Zealand Warriors.

Playing career[edit]

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks[edit]

Townsend played his rugby league for the Yarrawarrah Tigers in the Cronulla-Sutherland local rugby league competition. During his junior football he was a part of 7 premiership teams.[2] After being signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Townsend made his debut in round 13 of the 2011 NRL season. In his first match, played against the Brisbane Broncos, he managed to convert two tries scored by fellow players Jon Mannah and Colin Best in the 40th and 80th minutes respectively.[3] As a result of the injury of Albert Kelly early in the season and the subsequent poor performance of Cronulla's other half options, Townsend was given the opportunity to play in the NRL, after his good form in the Toyota Cup competition. He scored his first try in round 17 against the Rabbitohs. The Sharks won that game 26 - 4.[4] Townsend represented the Junior Kangaroos in 2011 and the NSW under 18s and NSW CHS.

On 22 September 2013, Townsend was named at halfback in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[5]

On 6 October 2013, Townsend was part of The Cronulla Sharks side which defeated Windsor Wolves 38-6 in The NSW Cup Grand Final. [6]

New Zealand Warriors[edit]

Townsend join the New Zealand Warriors for the 2014 NRL season. Where he partnered Shaun Johnson in the halves.

Return to the Sharks[edit]

It was announced in July 2015 that he would return to the Sharks in 2016 on a 2-year contract.[7]

On 2 October 2016, Townsend was part of the Cronulla side which won their first ever premiership defeating Melbourne 14-12 in the grand final.[8]


  1. ^ Chad Townsend
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
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