Kurt Wrigley

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Kurt Wrigley
Personal information
Born (1969-09-13) 13 September 1969 (age 45)
Toowoomba, Queensland
Playing information
Position Fullback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–94 Cronulla-Sutherland 21 3 3 0 18
1996 St. George 5 0 3 0 6
1997 Adelaide Rams 15 5 30 1 81
Total 41 8 36 1 105
Source: Rugby League Project

Kurt Wrigley (born 13 September 1969, in Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian former professional rugby league player. During a short, 5 year career, he played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George Dragons and the Adelaide Rams.

Career[edit]

Wrigley, a goal kicking Fullback or Five-eighth, signed with Cronulla in 1992, playing 21 games in three seasons with the Sharks, including their Reserve Grade Grand Final win over Newcastle in 1994. After missing the 1995 season, he signed with St. George in 1995, but only managed five games for the famous club.

Wrigley then signed to play a new team, the Adelaide Rams, for the 1997 Super League season. In what would prove to be his last season of top grade football, Wrigley was the Rams top scorer in their inaugural year scoring 81 points from 5 tries, 30 goals and 1 field goal in 15 games. At the end of the 1997 season, Wrigley retired and was offered a position on the Adelaide Rams Coaching Staff.

Kurt Wrigley played 41 first grade games during his career, 21 for Cronulla, 5 for St. George and 15 for Adelaide. He scored 8 tries, 1 field goal and kicked 36 goals from 46 attempts (at 78.26%), totaling 105 points.

Retirement[edit]

After his retirement towards the end of 1997, Wrigley went on to become a qualified coach, serving as assistant coach for the Adelaide Rams. He then moved to the Cronulla Sharks and worked in Coaching and Development, highlighting by coaching the Metthew's Cup to a premiership in 2000. Following that, he took a role as NRL Assistant Coach with St. George Illawarra Dragons from 2004 - 2008. He then spent a year as Chief Executive of Oztag Australia.[1] In 2010, he started as NRL Assistant coach with South Sydney Rabbitohs and currently holds that role. The highlight was the 2014 NRL premiership. In 2015, Kurt was named and Queensland Under 20 Origin Coach.

Career playing statistics[edit]

Point scoring summary[edit]

Games Tries Goals F/G Points
41 8 36 1 105

Matches played[edit]

Team Matches Years
Cronulla Sharks 21 1992–1994
St. George Dragons 5 1995
Adelaide Rams 15 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] article: Fresh start for Brown. URL retrieved 28 January 2009.