|Full name||Joshua Perry|
4 February 1981|
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||132 kg (20 st 11 lb) |
Josh Perry (born 4 February 1981 in Newcastle, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative prop forward, he played in the National Rugby League for the Newcastle Knights, with whom he won the 2001 NRL Premiership, and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, with whom he won the 2008 NRL Premiership, and played in the Super League for St Helens.
Perry attended Caves Beach Public School and his very first Rugby League Club was Swansea Junior Rugby League Club, NSW. He was a Valentine Junior.
Perry played at prop forward in the 2001 NRL Grand Final-winning Newcastle team that defeated the Parramatta Eels, 30–24 at Stadium Australia on 30 September. Having won the 2001 NRL Premiership, the Knights traveled to England to play the 2002 World Club Challenge against Super League champions, the Bradford Bulls. Perry played at prop forward in Newcastle's loss.
Manly Sea Eagles
In 2007, Perry came off contract at the Newcastle Knights and he signed for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles for the 2008 season on a three-year contract.
Perry was also selected for Country Origin in 2001, 2003 and 2004, scoring one try in the 2001 match.
Two days following the 2008 NRL grand final, Perry was named in the 24-man Australia squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. Perry made his test début for Australia against New Zealand from the bench in Australia's opening RLWC 08 game on 26 October.
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