Josh Starling

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Josh Starling
Josh Starling Manly Sea Eagles.jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-05-18) 18 May 1990 (age 27)
Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–13 South Sydney 7 0 0 0 0
2014–16 Manly Warringah 60 2 0 0 8
2017– Newcastle Knights 13 0 0 0 0
Total 80 2 0 0 8
As of 1 April 2017
Source: [1]

Josh Starling (born 18 May 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He plays at prop.[2] He previously played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.


Born in Woonona, New South Wales, Starling played his junior rugby league for the Helensburgh Tigers, before being signed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2009 and 2010, Starling played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs' NYC team,[3] before heading up north in 2011 to play for the Tweed Heads Seagulls in the Queensland Cup.[4] During the 2011 season, he signed a contract with the Brisbane Broncos starting in 2012,[4] but later chose to return to the Rabbitohs instead.[5]

Starling playing for the Rabbitohs


In round 8 of the 2012 NRL season, Starling made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs against the North Queensland Cowboys.[6]


On 7 July, Starling signed a 3-year contract with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles starting in 2014.[7] Later on that month, Starling, whilst playing for the North Sydney Bears in the second-tier New South Wales Cup competition, was selected in the annual New South Wales Residents clash against the Queensland Residents, playing in the curtain-raiser to the State of Origin decider.[8] In September, he was named at prop in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[9] Finishing up with South Sydney at the end of 2013, he made a total of 40 appearances and scored 3 tries for their New South Wales Cup side North Sydney.[10]


Starling made his Sea Eagles debut in round 1 of the 2014 season.[11]


Starling played for the Sea Eagles in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[12]


In November, after failing to gain a new contract from the Sea Eagles, Starling signed a 1-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2017.[13]


  1. ^ "Josh Starling - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  2. ^ Profile at South Sydney Archived 27 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "S". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Rising prop has got a hair start". 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  5. ^ "St George Illawarra Dragons". Jubilee Avenue. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  6. ^ "NRL 2012 - Round 8". Rugby League Project. 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  7. ^ Zero Tackle (2013-07-07). "Manly sign Josh Starling on three-year deal". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  8. ^ "NSW Cup Representatives edge Queensland Residents in curtain raiser". 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  9. ^ Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "South Sydney Rabbitohs North Sydney Bears Affiliated Players". Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "NRL 2014 - Round 1". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  12. ^ "2015 Auckland Nines squad lists". NRL. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  13. ^ (2016-07-31). "Josh Starling signs with Knights". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 

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