Gareth O'Brien

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Gareth O'Brien
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Personal information
Full nameGareth O'Brien
Born (1991-10-31) 31 October 1991 (age 27)[1]
Warrington, England
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Weight12 st 11 lb (81 kg)[1]
Playing information
PositionStand-off, Scrum-half, Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–15 Warrington Wolves 61 18 77 3 229
2012(loan) Widnes Vikings 4 0 15 0 30
2013(DR) Swinton Lions 10 1 20 1 45
2013(loan) Castleford Tigers 2 0 0 1 1
2013(loan) St Helens 7 0 25 0 50
2016–18 Salford Red Devils 65 16 143 4 354
2018– Toronto Wolfpack 24 12 68 2 186
Total 173 47 348 11 895
As of 9 October 2018
Source: [2][3][4]

Gareth O'Brien (born (1991-10-31)31 October 1991) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Toronto Wolfpack in the Betfred Championship.[2][3] He plays as a fullback, scrum-half or stand-off.

Gareth is a product of the Warrington academy, he was seen as the long term replacement for Lee Briers.

Gareth is the ambassador for the Rett syndrome research trust Reverse Rett, even posing as Mr. July in their Natural Wire Calendar, in which several players posed nude.

On March 11, 2018, he signed for Canadian side Toronto Wolfpack due to Salford been in poor financial state after the loss of Chairman Marian Koukash.


Statistics do NOT include pre-season friendlies.

2011 - 2011 Season

O'Brien made his début in the 80-0 Challenge Cup win over Keighley, he marked his début with a try. He made his Super League début in Round 14 against Castleford, partnering Lee Briers as the half-backs. O'Brien steered the team to a 62-0 win crossing the line for a try himself. Gareth then featured in the record breaking 112-0 home win against Swinton in the 4th Round of the Challenge Cup. An injury prevented him from playing for the rest of the season.

Briers playing for Warrington in 2007

2012 - 2012 Season O'Brien featured in Round 10 (Widnes) to Round 20 (Catalans Dragons. Gareth featured in Round 22 (Bradford Bulls). He also featured in Round 4 and 5 in the Challenge Cup against Keighley and Bradford Bulls. He scored against Salford (8 goals), Widnes (10 goals), [[Hull Kingston Rovers]] (1 try), Leeds (2 tries, 1 goal), Hull F.C. (6 goals), Catalans Dragons (1 goal) and Bradford Bulls (2 goals).

2013 - 2013 Season

O'Brien featured in Round 7 (Salford) and Round 9 (Widnes). O'Brien featured in the Challenge Cup against Keighley. He scored against Salford (1 goal), Widnes (3 goals) and Keighley (1 try).


O'Brien featured in Round 1 (St. Helens) to Round 6 (Wigan). Gareth then featured in Round 9 (Widnes) to Round 11 (Bradford Bulls). Gareth then played in Round 18 (Bradford Bulls) to Round 27 (Wigan). O'Brien played in Round 5 (Doncaster) of the Challenge Cup. Gareth also featured in the playoffs in the Elimination Play Off (Widnes) to the Preliminary Semi Final (Castleford). He scored against Widnes (1 try), Bradford Bulls (2 tries), Castleford (2 tries), Huddersfield (1 try, 4 goals) and St. Helens (1 try, 1 goal).


Gareth featured in the World Club Series against St George Illawarra Dragons. He scored against the Dragons (1 try, 2 goals).

O'Brien featured in Round 1 (Salford) to Round 9 (Castleford). He played in Round 17 (Catalans Dragons) to Round 18 (Huddersfield) then in Round 20 (Wigan Warriors) to Round 23 (Castleford Tigers). O'Brien also featured in the Challenge Cup in Round 6 (Dewsbury) to the Semi Final (Hull Kingston Rovers). He scored against Hull F.C. (1 goal, 1 drop goal), Catalans Dragons (6 goals), St. Helens (6 goals), Huddersfield (2 tries, 4 goals, 1 drop goal), Widnes (1 goal), Castleford (1 try, 5 goals), Leigh Centurions (4 goals), Wigan Warriors (1 try, 2 goals, 1 drop goal), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (6 goals) and Hull Kingston Rovers (3 goals).


2012 - 2012 Season

O'Brien was sent out on loan for a month to Super League side Widnes. Gareth made his début in Round 6 against Wigan where he kicked 6 goals to help the Chemics to a 37-36 victory. He played in Round 7 against Hull F.C. but could only manage a goal as Widnes slipped to a 58-10 defeat. He featured in Round 8 (London Broncos) and kicked 7 goals to help Widnes to a 38-30 win. Gareth converted Widnes' only try in the 76-6 loss against Catalans Dragons in Round 9.

St Helens[edit]

O'Brien was sent on loan to St. Helens for a month in 2013. He made his début against Huddersfield, and kicked 2 goals in the 25-16 loss. He then featured against Bradford Bulls (5 goals). O'Brien then kicked 8 goals against Salford, and 1 goal against Hull Kingston Rovers. Gareth then kicked 6 goals in the 40-24 win against Castleford. O'Brien helped the Saints to a famous 22-16 victory over arch rivals Wigan by kicking 2 goals. Gareth also kicked a goal in the 26-6 win against Catalans Dragons.

In 2016 he was called up to the Ireland squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Pool B qualifiers.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Gareth O'Brien". Warrington Wolves. 2014. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Profile at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Warrington Wolves trio named in Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers". Warrington Guardian. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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