Shane Shackleton

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Shane Shackleton
Shane Shackleton Parramatta.jpg
Personal information
Full name Shane Shackleton
Born (1982-07-08) 8 July 1982 (age 35)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–09 Sydney Roosters 65 3 0 0 12
2010–11 Parramatta Eels 24 1 0 0 4
2012 Penrith Panthers 4 0 0 0 0
Total 93 4 0 0 16
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–11 NSW City 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Shane Shackleton is an Australian professional rugby league player in the New South Wales Cup who currently plays for the Mount Pritchard Mounties.[2] He last played in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers in 2012 and previously played for the Sydney Roosters from 2005–2009 and the Parramatta Eels from 2010-2012. His position of choice is at second row.

Shackleton signed for the Parramatta Eels for a reported 3-year deal starting from 2010.[3] He made his debut for the Parramatta Eels coming of the bench in Round 1 up against the Dragons, but only to suffer a horrific hamstring injury immediately ending his season.[4] Shane has been in stunning form this season for the Parramatta Eels. After suffering one of the worst hamstring injuries seen by doctors, he has worked hard and is a regular off the bench for Parramatta. In early 2011 when Parramatta played the Gold Coast he was there to pounce on a bomb and score the match winner for Parramatta.

He was selected for City in the City vs Country match on 8 May 2009.[5]

He is also eligible to play for Malta.[6]

In 2012, Shackleton was dropped to the Wentworthville, the Eels NRL feeder team. When asked on Facebook why he was not playing first grade, he replies, because, "Kearney's a fucker."[7] Soon after, Shackleton signed a two-year deal to link up with the Penrith Panthers prior to the 30 June trade deadline, resulting in an immediate switch to the new club.

Career highlights[edit]

First grade debut: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium, 26/08/05 (Rd 25)


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