Kurt Capewell

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Kurt Capewell
Capewell playing for the Newtown Jets in 2016.
Personal information
Born (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 26)
Charleville, Queensland, Australia
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
PositionSecond-row, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016– Cronulla Sharks 56 6 0 0 24
As of 14 July 2019
Source: [1]

Kurt Capewell (born 12 July 1993) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward and centre for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the NRL.


Capewell was born in Charleville, Queensland, Australia. He is the younger cousin of former South Sydney Rabbitohs, Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos player Luke Capewell.[2]

Capewell played his junior rugby league for Charleville and the Norths Ipswich Tigers. After playing some rugby union and being chosen to train with the Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup, he was signed by the Brisbane Broncos.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2012 and 2013, Capewell played for the Brisbane Broncos' NYC team.[3][4] In 2013, he had a stint with the Sydney Roosters' NYC team,[5] before returning to Queensland to play for the Ipswich Jets.[6] On 27 September 2015, he played for the Jets in their 2015 Queensland Cup Grand Final win over the Townsville Blackhawks.[7] He then went on to play for the Jets in their 2015 NRL State Championship win over New South Wales Cup premiers Newcastle Knights on 4 October that same year.[8] On 29 October 2015, he signed a 1-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2016.[9]


In Round 18 of the 2016 NRL season, Capewell made his NRL debut for the Sharks against the Penrith Panthers.[10][11] In September 2016, he was named on the interchange bench in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year.[12]


Capewell made his first appearance of the NRL Season in round 2 against the Canberra Raiders, playing at centre in the Sharks 42-16 victory.


  1. ^ "Kurt Capewell - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ipswich (12 March 2011). "Teen star happy to bide time | Queensland Times". Qt.com.au. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Seage steps up pace for contract | Queensland Times". Qt.com.au. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  4. ^ NRL. "Young Broncos Continue Winning Way". Broncos. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  5. ^ "C". Nyc Database. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Jets withstand Hunters' storm | Ipswich Jets Football". Football.ipswichjets.com.au. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  7. ^ Luca, Rocco (23 September 2015). "Intrust Super Cup Team Lists: Grand Final". Rugby League Week. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Updated 2015 Grand Final team lists". NRL.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  9. ^ "SHARKS SIGNING Capewell joins the Sharks". Sharks.com.au. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Updated team lists: Panthers v Sharks". NRL.com. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  11. ^ NRL. "Late Mail v Penrith Panthers". Sharks. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  12. ^ NSWRL.com.au (26 March 2016). "2016 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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