|Full name||Shane Shackleton|
8 July 1982 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||102 kg (16 st 1 lb)|
|Position||Prop, Second-row, Lock|
|As of 6 September 2009
Source: Rugby League Project
Shane Shackleton is an Australian professional rugby league player in the New South Wales Cup who currently plays for the Mount Pritchard Mounties. 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. 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. 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.
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." 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.
First grade debut: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium, 26/08/05 (Rd 25)
- "Shane Shackleton trying his hand at boxing". Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- "Eels sign Justin Poore and Shane Shackleton". The Daily Telegraph. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
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- James Phelps. "Shane Shackleton says his card was marked once Stephen Kearney took over at the Eels". Daily Telegraph.