Luke Walsh

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Luke Walsh
Personal information
Full name Luke Walsh
Nickname Walshie
Born (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 28)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007 Newcastle Knights 13 1 0 2 6
2009–13 Penrith Panthers 107 10 154 10 358
2014– St. Helens RLFC 40 13 127 4 310
Total 160 24 281 16 674
As of 5 February 2016

Luke Walsh (born 12 May 1987) is an indigenous Australian professional rugby league player for St Helens in the European Super League His position of choice is at halfback.

Luke Walsh came to prominence at Newcastle after the retirement of legendary player Andrew Johns and injuries to Jarrod Mullen during the 2007 season.[2] Although hampered by an ankle injury which kept him out of premier league,[3] Walsh was able to make his debut at halfback in round 12 against the Sydney Roosters. Walsh underwent surgery on his ankle at the end of the season.[4]

In mid-March 2009, Walsh signed with the Penrith Panthers, which would enable him to play for the Panthers in the 2009 season. Wearing jumper number 14, Walsh scored the opening try against the Gold Coast Titans on his Penrith debut. Since the 2009 season, Walsh has been the first choice halfback for the Panthers.

Walsh was named the Players' Player of the Panthers for 2011.[5]

On 28 May 2013 it was announced the Luke had agreed a deal with St. Helens RLFC. The 26-year-old will join up with the Saints for the 2014 on a two-year contract. He will also be joining up with his current Penrith Panthers teammate Mose Masoe who has also signed a two-year contract with the Saints.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Luke Walsh St Helens". Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Running aground in the Hunter" (fee required). AAP Sports News (Australia). 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  3. ^ Balym, Todd (2007-06-02). "Walsh ready to strut stuff". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  4. ^ Dillon, Robert (2007-12-20). "Walsh cleared for training after weeks of agony". The Herald (Newcastle). Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Walsh named Player of the Year". Panthers Media. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Walsh to become Saint". St. Helens club news. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 

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