George Carmont

George Carmont (born 30 June 1978), also known by the nickname of "Chicken George" or "Gorgeous George",[4] is a former Samoa international rugby league footballer who played as a centre for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Wigan Warriors in the Super League.

George Carmont
George Carmont.jpg
Personal information
Born (1978-06-30) 30 June 1978 (age 43)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight91 kg (14 st 5 lb)[1]
Playing information
PositionCentre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–07 Newcastle Knights 83 33 0 0 132
2008–12 Wigan Warriors 153 79 0 0 270
Total 236 112 0 0 402
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–10 Samoa 10 6 0 0 24
2011 Exiles 1 1 0 0 4
As of 4 October 2009
Source: [2][3]

Early lifeEdit

Carmont was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He was educated at De La Salle College, Mangere East.

Playing careerEdit

Carmont's junior club was the Otahuhu Leopards in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

Newcastle Knights (2004–2007)Edit

Carmont made his professional rugby league début for the Newcastle Knights, against the Melbourne Storm on 11 March 2004. He appeared in 83 games and scored 33 tries along with becoming a popular player with the fans.

Wigan Warriors (2008–2012)Edit

The Samoan captain was expected to join either the Harlequins RL or the Wigan Warriors for the 2008 season, with the latter seen as the more likely destination after the Harlequins RL seemingly agreed a deal to sign David Vaealiki before the centre was confirmed as a new signing for the Manly Sea Eagles.[5][6] On 27 November 2007, it was announced that Carmont had signed a two-year deal with Super League club the Wigan Warriors.[7] Carmont was named in the Super League Dream Team for 2008's Super League XIII.[8]

Carmont was selected in the Samoa squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[9] He appeared in three matches for Samoa and scored two tries. He is eligible for the United States national rugby league team through his American Samoan descent.[10]

He played in the 2010 Super League Grand Final victory over St. Helens at Old Trafford.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

Carmont played for the Wigan Warriors in the 2011 World Club Challenge against 2010 NRL premiers, the St. George Illawarra Dragons, and scored two tries, but it was not enough to gain his side the victory.

2011's Super League XVI for Wigan Warriors started with a Magic Weekend match against St Helens, in which Carmont scored one try.[25] He followed this up with another try against the Bradford Bulls in Round 2 late in the match.[26] His next score was made in a loss against the Catalans Dragons in Round 8, before touching down a week later against the Hull Kingston Rovers in Round 9.[27][28]

Carmont played as a centre in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final 28-18 victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium.[29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43]

Carmont was selected for the Exiles squad for the Rugby League International Origin Match against England at Headingley on 10 June 2011.[44]

On 3 November 2011 The annual RLIF Awards dinner was held at the Tower of London, and Carmont was named Samoa player of the year.[45]

Later yearsEdit

Carmont trained briefly with the New Zealand Warriors in 2013, but ultimately did not join the team and retired.[4]

In 2015 Carmont joined the New Zealand Warriors as an assistant coach for the NSW Cup side.[46] He played one game for the team during the season, scoring a try in the match.[4] He again made a one-match comeback in 2016.[47]

George has now made a name for himself as a frequent visitor at Las Vegas 7s

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ loverugbyleague
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  44. ^ "Warrington dominate Exiles picks for Origin fixture". bbc.co.uk. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  45. ^ "Slater scoops player award". Sky Sports. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  46. ^ Long, David (26 October 2014). "Well-travelled Carmont joins Warriors reserves" – via Stuff.co.nz.
  47. ^ "Mounties Hold On". NSWRL.com.au. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-21.

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