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Frank Winterstein (born 17 December 1986) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL. Winterstein previously played league for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL and in the Super League for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, the Crusaders RL and the Widnes Vikings. He played rugby union for the Kintetsu Liners in the Top League. Internationally, he has represented the Samoa, and the Australian rugby sevens team.

Frankie Winterstein
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Personal information
Full nameFrank Winterstein
Born (1986-12-17) 17 December 1986 (age 32)
Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb; 231 lb)
Playing information
Rugby league
PositionSecond-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Canterbury Bulldogs 5 0 0 0 0
2009 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 6 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Crusaders RL 48 5 0 0 20
2012–13 Widnes Vikings 50 15 0 0 60
2016–18 Manly Sea Eagles 42 3 0 0 12
2019– Penrith Panthers 10 1 0 0 4
Total 161 24 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–17 Samoa 9 2 0 0 8
Rugby union
PositionCentre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–15 Kintetsu Liners 19 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Australia 7s 15 1 0 0 5
As of 20 July 2019

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BackgroundEdit

He was born in Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia.

Playing careerEdit

Winterstein previously played for Wakefield Trinity and Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL.[6][7][8]

Winterstein has signed a 2-year deal at Super League newcomers Widnes.

Bradford BullsEdit

In October 2013, Winterstein signed a one-year deal with the Bradford Bulls while he was playing in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with Samoa.[9][10] He was released by mutual consent in January 2014, without having appeared for the club.[11][12]

Rugby unionEdit

In March 2016, Winterstein joined the Australian rugby sevens squad.[13] He appeared at the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens, 2016 Singapore Sevens and 2016 London Sevens.[4]

Manly Warringah Sea EaglesEdit

Winterstein returned to rugby league in August 2016, signing with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles effective immediately until the end of 2017.[14] In July 2017, Winterstein extended his contract with the Sea Eagles until the end of 2019.[15]

Representative careerEdit

Winterstein has represented Samoa internationally, first playing in the Federation Shield in 2005.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Winterstein is the cousin of North Queensland Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frank Winterstein". crusadersrfl.com. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Frank Winterstein". Love Rugby League.
  3. ^ "Frank Winterstein". Rugby League Project.
  4. ^ a b "Winterstein Frank". It's Rugby.
  5. ^ "Frankie Winterstein". World Rugby.
  6. ^ "WAKEFIELD WILDCATS: Winterstein poised for Crusaders". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  7. ^ Fisher, Michael (1 April 2009). "'Squeaky clean' Winterstein eager to make mark for Wakefield". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  8. ^ Hadfield, Dave (2 April 2009). "Warriors and Wolves silent over future of Gleeson". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Frank Winterstein: Bradford Bulls sign Samoa's ex-Widnes forward". BBC. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ Wilson, Jack (29 October 2013). "Bradford snap up Samoan forward Frank Winterstein". Daily Star. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Frank Winterstein released by Bradford Bulls". BBC. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Bradford Bulls release Winterstein". SBS. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Winterstein joins Australian Sevens program". rugby.com.au. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Manly sign Frank Winterstein". seaeagles.com.au. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Winterstein signs new Manly NRL deal". SBS. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  16. ^ "England 38-14 Samoa". BBC. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 30 July 2008.

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