Craig Stapleton (rugby league)
31 August 1978 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||17 st 5 lb (110 kg)|
Craig Stapleton (born 31 August 1978 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League. Stapleton formerly played for St. George and St. George Illawarra, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) competition as well as Leigh Centurions and Salford City Reds in Super League. Stapleton primarily plays at prop. A journeyman forward, Stapleton has played for seven clubs in ten years.
Return to Australia
He returned to Australia in 2009 to play in the Illawarra rugby league competition with Wests and was called up by South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2010 due to the number of injuries they had in the forwards.
- First Grade Debut: 1998 - Round 11, St. George vs Gold Coast Chargers at Gold Coast Stadium, 23 May
- Salford's Player of the Year in 2008 & 2009
- Brad Walter (11 June 2010). "Red-headed journeyman finds himself at Redfern to help the Rabbitohs". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 July 2010.