Owen Cunningham

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Owen Cunningham
Personal information
Nickname OJ
Born (1967-01-23) 23 January 1967 (age 49)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Prop, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1985–96 Manly Sea Eagles 185 20 0 0 80
1997–98 North Queensland Cowboys 41 1 0 0 4
1999 Manly Sea Eagles 24 1 0 0 4
2000 Northern Eagles 26 0 0 0 8
Total 276 22 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 Queensland 1 0 0 0 0
1997 Queensland (SL) 3 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

Owen Cunningham (born 23 January 1967) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 90s. A Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played his club football for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (with whom he won the 1996 premiership), North Queensland Cowboys and the Northern Eagles.

Following Manly's 1987 grand final victory, Cunningham travelled with them to England for the 1987 World Club Challenge against that country's champions, Wigan. Despite continuing to play for Manly in 1995, Cunningham signed with Super League while in career-best form, which meant he was not eligible for selection in the 1995 State of Origin series. He played State of Origin for Queensland in one game the following year.[3] While playing for the Cowboys he represented Queensland in Super League's Tri-series during 1997's split season. That season he was also named the Cowboys' player of the year.[4]

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