Simon Bonetti

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Simon Bonetti
Personal information
Born (1977-01-10) 10 January 1977 (age 39)
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–02 Sydney Roosters 142 2 0 0 8
Source: Rugby League Project

Simon Bonetti (born 10 January 1977) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s.[1] He played for the Sydney Roosters.[2] His position was hooker,[2] renowned for his tackling abilities and the fact he rarely scored a try. Hailing from Griffith, New South Wales where his family farmed rice,[3] Bonetti played six seasons with the Roosters and appeared in two premiership deciders for them: the loss to the Broncos in the 2000 NRL Grand Final and the win over the New Zealand Warriors in the 2002 NRL Grand Final. He retired from Rugby League after winning the 2002 Grand Final.

He was also eligible to represent the Italy national rugby league team.[4]


  1. ^ Simon Bonetti at
  2. ^ a b "Warriors get some much-needed time at practice after a big buildup day to Sunday's NRL Grand Final with the Roosters". NZCity. 4 October 2002. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Jacquelin, Magnay (5 October 2002). "Battle-scarred Rooster hopes to crow back on family farm". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Walter, Brad (11 September 2003). "MacDougall set to stay and fight on for Knights". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). Retrieved 8 August 2010.