George Carmont

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George Carmont
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Personal information
Nickname Chicken George, Gorgeous George[1]
Born (1978-06-30) 30 June 1978 (age 38)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb) [2]
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–07 Newcastle Knights 83 33 0 0 132
2008–12 Wigan Warriors 153 79 0 0 270
Total 236 112 0 0 402
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–10 Samoa 10 6 0 0 24
2011 Exiles 1 1 0 0 4
As of 4 October 2009
Source: [3][4]

George Carmont (born 30 June 1978 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a retired professional rugby league footballer. Carmont represented Samoa and played for the Newcastle Knights and the Wigan Warriors. He primarily played at centre.

Early life[edit]

Carmont was educated at De La Salle College, Mangere East.

Playing career[edit]

Carmont's junior club was the Otahuhu Leopards in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

Newcastle Knights (2004–2007)[edit]

Carmont made his professional rugby league debut for the Newcastle Knights, against the Melbourne Storm on 11 March 2004. He appeared in 83 games and scored 33 tries along with becoming a popular player with the fans.

Wigan Warriors (2008–2012)[edit]

The Samoan captain was expected to join either Harlequins RL or Wigan for the 2008 season, with the latter seen as the more likely destination after the London side seemingly agreed a deal to sign David Vaealiki before the centre was confirmed as a new signing for Manly.[5][6] On 27 November 2007, it was announced that Carmont had signed a two-year deal with European Super League club Wigan Warriors.[7] Carmont was named in the Super League Dream Team for 2008's Super League XIII.[8]

Carmont was selected in the Samoa squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[9] He appeared in three matches for Samoa and scored two tries. He is eligible for the United States national rugby league team through his American Samoan heritage.[10]

Carmont played for Wigan in the 2011 World Club Challenge against 2010 NRL premiers, the St. George Illawarra Dragons and scored two tries, but it was not enough to gain his side the victory.

2011's Super League XVI for Wigan started with a Magic Weekend match against St. Helens, in which Carmont scored one try.[11] He followed this up with another try against Bradford Bulls in Round 2 late in the match.[12] His next score was made in a loss against Catalans Dragons in Round 8, before touching down a week later against Hull Kingston Rovers in Round 9.[13][14]

Carmont played for Wigan in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final at centre, helping defeat Leeds 28-18. Carmont was selected for the Exiles squad for the Rugby League International Origin Match against England at Headingley on 10 June 2011.[15]

On 3 November 2011 The annual RLIF Awards dinner was held at the Tower of London and Carmont was named Samoa player of the year.[16]

Later years[edit]

Carmont trained briefly with the New Zealand Warriors in 2013, but ultimately did not join the team and retired.[1]

In 2015 Carmont joined the New Zealand Warriors as an assistant coach for the NSW Cup side.[17] He played one game for the team during the season, scoring a try in the match.[1] He again made a one-match comeback in 2016.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "NSW CUP ROUND #2 | Carmont's comeback - Warriors". Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Wigan Warriiors Player Profile George Carmont". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "George Carmont - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Quins to snap up Vaealiki". Wigan Today. 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  6. ^ "Vaealiki signs for the Sea Eagles". Manly Sea Eagles Official Website. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  7. ^ "Wigan sign Samoa centre Carmont". BBC Sport. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  8. ^ "2008 engage Super League Dream Team". Super League. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  9. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ Bott, Richard (14 February 2011). "St Helens 16 Wigan 16: Wilkin finds spark as Saints haul back Warriors". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bradford 10-44 Wigan". BBC. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Warriors torched by Dragons". Sky Sports. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Hull KR 16-28 Wigan". BBC. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Warrington dominate Exiles picks for Origin fixture". 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  16. ^ "Slater scoops player award". Sky Sports. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  17. ^ Long, David (26 October 2014). "Well-travelled Carmont joins Warriors reserves" – via 
  18. ^ "Mounties Hold On". Retrieved 2016-08-21. 

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