Justin Carney

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Justin Carney
Justin Carney (24 October 2008).jpg
Personal information
Full nameJustin Robert Carney[citation needed]
Born (1988-06-16) 16 June 1988 (age 30)
Trangie, New South Wales, Australia
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb)[1]
Playing information
PositionWing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–10 Canberra Raiders 20 12 0 0 48
2011–12 Sydney Roosters 17 3 0 0 12
2013–16 Castleford Tigers 67 72 0 0 288
2016–17 Salford Red Devils 27 10 0 0 40
2017–18 Hull Kingston Rovers 21 6 0 0 24
Total 152 103 0 0 412
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Dreamtime Team 1 1 0 0 4
As of 11 August 2018
Source: [2][3][4]

Justin Carney (born (1988-06-16)16 June 1988), also known by the nickname of "The Tank on the Flank", is an Australian rugby league footballer who last played for the Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. He plays on the wing or as a centre.

He has previously played for the Salford Red Devils, the Castleford Tigers, the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters. He has represented the New South Wales Schoolboys.[5]

He has no relation to team-mate Todd Carney.


Carney scored two tries on début for the Canberra Raiders in a 34–16 win over the Brisbane Broncos.[6]

In round 17 of the 2009 NRL season against the Gold Coast Titans he suffered a fracture to both his tibia and fibula during a tackle.[7] He could not play for the rest of the year and missed the entirety of the 2010 season.

Carney was nominated for the 2009 Ken Stephen Medal, acknowledging his strong community work.[8]

He signed a 2-year deal with the Sydney Roosters.[9] His first game for the Roosters was against the Wests Tigers on 3 April. He spent two seasons at the club, but played in just 17 games and failed to score a try in 2012.

Carney joined the Castleford Tigers on a two-year contract from 2013. Coach Ian Millward said, "No one will run the ball harder or faster in the Super League in 2013."[10]

In 2014, Carney signed a new five-year deal with the Tigers.[11][12] November 2015, signed for Salford Red devils on a one-year loan deal. This deal was converted to a permanent move in April 2016.[13]

In May 2017 after being released by the Salford Red Devil's for an incident with the Toronto Wolfpacks Ryan Bailey, he signed a 2-year deal with championship side the Hull Kingston Rovers to aid in their push for promotion back to super league. However, he won't be able to feature in the first five weeks since signing as he is currently 3-games into an 8-game ban.


  1. ^ "Castleford Tigers 1st team Justin Carney". Official Castleford Tigers web site. Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ loverugbyleague
  3. ^ League Central
  4. ^ RLP
  5. ^ "Raiders profile". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  6. ^ Raiders destroy lacklustre Broncos Archived 18 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine 15 June 2008, Sydney Morning Herald
  7. ^ Read, Brent (6 July 2009). "Carney nightmare mars big day out for Raiders". The Australian. Retrieved 6 July 2009.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Justin Carney nominated for Ken Stephen Medal". raiders.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  9. ^ Walter, Brad; Barrett, Chris (3 July 2010). "Does this sound familiar? Raiders irate as Carney signs with Roosters". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  10. ^ "Castleford Tigers sign Justin Carney from Sydney Roosters". BBC. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  11. ^ http://www.superleague.co.uk/sltv?G7Ed295ZuJs
  12. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12040/9259623/justin-carney-will-be-staying-with-castleford-after-signing-a-long-term-contract
  13. ^ http://www.rugbyam.co.uk/articles/news/super-league/carney-completes-permanent-move-to-salford/

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