Joel Caine

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Joel Caine
Personal information
Nickname Sugar Caine
Born (1978-09-18) 18 September 1978 (age 38)
Playing information
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
Position Fullback, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998 St. George Dragons 3 0 0 0 0
1999 Balmain Tigers 19 4 38 0 92
2000–03 Wests Tigers 75 26 211 0 526
2003 London Broncos 6 4 1 0 18
2004 Salford City Reds 24 8 13 0 58
Total 127 42 263 0 694
Source: RLP

Joel Caine (born 18 September 1978) is an Australian retired professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, who currently works as a presenter for Sportsbet.

Caine's position of choice was as a Fullback or on the Wing.

Rugby League Career[edit]

He played for St. George Dragons, Balmain Tigers and Wests Tigers in the NRL. In the Super League he played for London Broncos and the Salford City Reds.

In the inaugural Wests Tigers game in February 2000, Caine scored three tries and kicked four goals against the Brisbane Broncos. The 20 points scored was a club record for over five years, and it was over two years later before another Wests Tigers players scored a treble.[1] Caine held the Wests Tigers' records for most total points scored by a player and most points scored in a season (224 in 2000). All records were later surpassed by Brett Hodgson. He remains the third highest point-scorer for the club, having scored 526 points during his 4 years with Wests.

Caine later played some country rugby league with the Parkes Spacemen. He was chosen to represent Western Division, but withdrew due to overseas travel.[2]

Post Rugby League Career[edit]

Caine has previously worked with radio's 2GB as a sideline reporter, and with television's ONE HD on Thursday Night Live (2009 - 2010) and Sportsbet .

In 2011, he began co-hosting The Game Plan (NRL), which began airing on ONE HD and switched networks to Channel Ten in mid-2012.

In 2014, Caine became the face of for rugby league telecasts. This also sees him have a role on the Nine Network with The Footy Show.

In 2015, he was working as a rugby league commentator with Fox Sports.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is older brother to the Cronulla Sharks player, Tony Caine.


  1. ^ David Middleton (editor) (2013). "2013 Official Rugby League Annual". Alexandria NSW, 2015: NewsLifeMedia for the National Rugby League: 195. 
  2. ^ Mannion, Tim (9 May 2016). "Stuart earns Western start". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Voss makes the call to join Fox". Sunday Telegraph. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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