George Rose (rugby league)

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George Rose
George Rose (24 October 2008).jpg
Rose in 2008
Personal information
Born (1983-03-13) 13 March 1983 (age 36)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight136 kg (21 st 6 lb)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–05 Sydney Roosters 6 0 0 0 0
2006–13 Manly Sea Eagles 129 10 0 0 40
2014 Melbourne Storm 9 0 0 0 0
2015 St. George Illawarra 10 0 0 0 0
Total 154 10 0 0 40
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–15 Prime Minister's XIII 1 101 0 0 4
2010–15 Indigenous All Stars 6 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

George Rose III (born 13 March 1983) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. He last played for the St George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League.

Rose was born in Bathurst, New South Wales and played his junior rugby league for the Bathurst Penguins.[citation needed] An indigenous representative prop forward, he previously played for Sydney NRL clubs the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (with whom he won the 2011 NRL Premiership) Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters.

During the round 11, 2007, match against the Melbourne Storm, Rose badly broke his leg in a tackle midway through the second half.[4] He missed the rest of the 2007 season, including Manly's grand final appearance, and returned to play for Manly at New South Wales Cup level in 2008.[5]

In 2008, he featured for the Indigenous Dreamtime team against the New Zealand Māori in a curtain-raiser to the opening game of the World Cup.[6] He also featured for the Indigenous All Stars in their match against the NRL All Stars to kick off the 2010 NRL season.[7]

Rose broke back into Manly's top side in 2009, after playing off the bench in Manly's win over Leeds in the 2009 World Club Challenge. Following a breakout year, Rose was named as the Sea Eagles Player Of The Year for the 2009 season.

On 2 October 2011 Rose played from the bench in Manly's 2011 NRL Grand Final win over the New Zealand Warriors 24-10 in front of 81,988 fans at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Rose was placed on report for an elbow to Warriors Hooker Aaron Heremaia in the 29th minute of the game and received a one match ban as a result.

In Round 1 of the 2014 NRL season, Rose made his debut for the Melbourne Storm against his former club the Sea Eagles.

On 28 October 2014, Rose signed a 1-year deal with the St George Illawarra Dragons for the 2015 season.[8][9]

Rose was Awarded the Preston Campbell Medal for Man of the Match performance in the All Stars Game 2015, played at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, 13 February 2015.

In 2017, it was revealed that George Rose was playing for The Moore Park Broncos in the local Sydney Combined Competition.[10]


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ Herald Sun
  3. ^ "George Rose tribute: the Manly behemoth and other tubby athletes we love to cheer". The Australian. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Dragons decimated by four more injuries". The Age. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  5. ^ Anya Whitelaw (16 September 2008). "Second chance for the roses". Western Advocate. Retrieved 2008-09-29.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Matthew O'Neill (10 October 2008). "Campbell named captain of Indigenous Dreamtime team". Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  7. ^ Jim Morton (24 September 2009). "Indigenous All Stars game to kick off NRL season". The Roar. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
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