Rex Wright

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Rex Alan Wright (born in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league player for the North Sydney Bears in the New South Wales Rugby League competition. He also made one appearance at representative level for New South Wales. His position of choice was at hooker.[1]

Wright is one of only three players ever to have been selected to play for New South Wales in the Rugby League State of Origin series whilst not actually playing in the NSWRL at the time. Wright was playing for North Newcastle in the Newcastle Rugby League when he was selected in 1984 for his sole representative appearance.[citation needed]

After his retirement in 1987, Wright went on to become an assistant coach to Royce Simmons at the Penrith Panthers.

He is currently the HPE and Sport Coordinator at Glenunga International High School.[2]

Career playing statistics[edit]

Point scoring summary[edit]

Games Tries Goals F/G Points
42 1 - - 4

Matches played[edit]

Team Matches Years
North Sydney Bears 42 1985–1987
New South Wales 1 1984


  • Whiticker, Alan & Hudson, Glen (2006) The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gavin Allen Publishing, Sydney