Josh Chudleigh

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Josh Chudleigh
Personal information
Born (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 27)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Playing information
PositionHooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 North Queensland 1 1 0 0 4
As of 8 October 2018
Source: [1]

Josh Chudleigh (born 8 April 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup. Primarily a hooker, he previously played for the North Queensland Cowboys.

Background[edit]

Born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Chudleigh played his junior rugby league for the Bungendore Tigers before being signed by the Canberra Raiders.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2010, Chudleigh played for the Raiders' Harold Matthews Cup side.[2] In 2012, he played for their SG Ball Cup side, scoring a try in that season's Grand Final, which they lost to the Balmain Tigers.[3][4] In 2013, after taking an extended break from rugby league, Chudleigh joined the Queanbeyan Blues in the Canberra Rugby League competition after being coaxed back to the sport by former Raiders' captain and then-Queanbeyan coach Simon Woolford.[5] In October 2013, he signed a one-year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys, joining their NYC side.[6] He played 22 games for them in 2014, winning the club's NYC Player of the Year award, being named in the Junior Kangaroos train-on squad and earning an NRL contract.[7][8][9]

In 2015, Chudleigh spent the year in the Queensland Cup with the Cowboys' feeder side, the Mackay Cutters. He was named at hooker in the Queensland Cup Team of the Year.[10] In September 2015, he re-signed with the Cowboys for a further year.[11]

2016[edit]

In Round 18 of the 2016 NRL season, Chudleigh made his NRL debut for the Cowboys against his former club, the Canberra Raiders, scoring a try.[12] On 22 August, Chudleigh re-signed with the Cowboys for a further 2 seasons, until the end of 2018.

On 31 August, Chudleigh won the Courier Mail Medal for Queensland Cup Player of the Year and was named at hooker in the Team of the Year.[13]

In December 2016, Chudleigh ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in training, ruling him out for the 2017 season.[14]

2018[edit]

In Round 2 of the Queensland Cup season, Chudleigh made a successful return from injury in the Mackay Cutters' 26-24 loss to the Easts Tigers.[15]

Two weeks after his return, in a game against the Northern Pride, he ruptured his ACL for the second time, ruling him out for the remainder of the 2018 season.[16]

On 13 September 2018, he was announced by the Cowboys as one of nine players leaving the club at the end of the 2018 season.[17]

2019[edit]

In 2019, Chudleigh joined the Townsville Blackhawks for the 2019 season.[18]

Achievements and accolades[edit]

Individual[edit]

Statistics[edit]

NRL[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2016 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 1 1 0 0 4
Career totals 1 1 0 0 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Chudleigh - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "nswrl junior rep 2010 team lists, harold matthew's cup team lists, sg ball team lists".
  3. ^ "NSWRL Academy Match Centre - FOX SPORTS PULSE".
  4. ^ "Joshua Chudleigh - Player Statistics".
  5. ^ "Joshua Chudleigh - Player Statistics".
  6. ^ Johnston, Andrew (12 October 2013). "Chudleigh joins Cowboys".
  7. ^ NRL. "Our Cowboy of the Year!".
  8. ^ "JUNIOR KANGAROOS TRAIN-ON SQUAD ANNOUNCED - Rugby League Week". 8 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Chudleigh signs first NRL contract". 17 July 2014.
  10. ^ NRL. "Gala Dinner award winners".
  11. ^ NRL. "Mix of experience and youth".
  12. ^ NRL. "Chudleigh set for NRL debut".
  13. ^ NRL Digital Media. "Chudleigh wins Courier-Mail Medal". QRL. Retrieved 1 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/cowboys-hooker-josh-chudleigh-suffers-serious-knee-injury/news-story/50d503534d8a2e782301feb0800bdbcc
  15. ^ https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/emotional-chudleigh-cleared-to-make-injury-return/news-story/0a6b6969d2453171c0086b035bc05b9f
  16. ^ https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/acl-injuries-driving-injured-cowboys-desire-to-return/news-story/4816af005b1a49aba4c05b89765809f2
  17. ^ https://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2018/09/13/cowboys-to-farewell-departing-players/
  18. ^ https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/chudleigh-playing-with-a-point-to-prove/news-story/aa8c8629ba6353013ad2b6e3960ffdd8

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