Josh Mantellato

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Josh Mantellato
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Mantellato playing for the Knights in 2013.
Personal information
Nickname Mantree[1]
Born (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 28)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)[2]
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–14 Newcastle Knights 2 1 6 0 16
2015– Hull Kingston Rovers 25 18 93 0 262
Total 27 19 99 0 278
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–13 Italy 7 5 36 0 92
As of 24 July 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Josh Mantellato (born 21 April 1987) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays as a winger and fullback.

Background[edit]

Born in Gosford, New South Wales, Mantellato is of Italian descent and played his junior football for the Wyong Roos.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Up until 2011, Mantellato played for the Wyong Roos in the Newcastle Rugby League.

2010[edit]

In 2010, Mantellato made his international debut for Italy.

2012[edit]

In 2012, Mantellato joined the Newcastle Knights' New South Wales Cup team, finishing the season as the competition's highest point-scorer, with 306 points. On 12 September 2012, he was named on the wing in the 2012 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[3] He then signed a 1-year contract with the Knights.[4]

2013[edit]

Mantellato playing for Italy in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup game against Scotland.

In Round 12 of the 2013 NRL season, Mantellato made his NRL debut for the Knights against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.[5] He scored a try and kicked 3 goals on debut.[6] On 20 August 2013, he re-signed with the Knights on a 1-year contract.[7] On 22 September 2013, he was again named on the wing in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[8] During 2013, he featured in Italy's successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying tournament and was selected in the 24-man squad for the World Cup campaign.[9][10] On 19 October 2013, he kicked the winning field goal in Italy's 15-14 warm up game win over England.[11]

2014[edit]

On 21 September 2014, Mantellato was named on the wing in the 2014 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year for the third year in a row.[12]

2015[edit]

On 11 August 2014, Mantellato signed a 3-year contract with Super League club, Hull Kingston Rovers, starting in 2015.[13] He made his Super League debut in Round 1 against the Leeds Rhinos. He kicked off his Super League points tally by kicking 5 goals in their 30-40 first round defeat. He scored his first two Super League tries against the Warrington Wolves in Round 3.

Club Season Super League Challenge Cup Total
Apps Tries Goals Drop Goals Points Apps Tries Goals Drop Goals Points Apps Tries Goals Drop Goals Points
Hull Kingston Rovers 2015 10 3 35 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 35 0 92
Career total 10 3 35 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 35 0 92

As of 11 April 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Mantellato (@josh24mantree)". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Josh Mantellato Hull Kingston Rovers". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Dillon, Robert (2013-06-02). "Mantellato's Knights debut | Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "NRL 2013 - Round 12". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  7. ^ [3][dead link]
  8. ^ [4][dead link]
  9. ^ Leeson, Josh (2011-09-22). "Wyong fullback Josh Mantellato in line for Italian selection | Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013". Rlwc2013.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  11. ^ "Italy pull-off shock victory over England in Rugby League World Cup warm-up match". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  12. ^ "2014 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year". NSWRL.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  13. ^ "Mantellato to join Hull KR - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 

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