Joe Stimson

Joe Stimson (born 2 December 1995) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward and lock for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the NRL.

Joe Stimson
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Stimson
Born (1995-12-02) 2 December 1995 (age 24)
Temora, New South Wales, Australia
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Playing information
PositionSecond-row, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017–19 Melbourne Storm 52 8 3 0 38
2020– Canterbury Bulldogs 2 0 0 0 0
Total 54 8 3 0 38
As of 15 September 2019
Source: [1]

He previously played for the Melbourne Storm, with whom he made a grand final appearance.

Early lifeEdit

Stimson was born in Temora, New South Wales, Australia.

He played his junior rugby league for the Temora Dragons.

He was educated at St Gregory's College, Campbelltown before being signed by the Melbourne Storm.

Stimson is the son of former South Sydney Rabbitohs player Peter Stimson and nephew of former Balmain and Wests Tigers player Mark Stimson.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In 2014 and 2015, Stimson played for the Melbourne Storm's NYC team,[3] captaining the side in 2015.[4] In July 2015, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team.[5] In August 2015, he re-signed with the Storm on a 2-year contract until the end of 2017.[6] In 2016, he graduated to the Storm's Queensland Cup team, Sunshine Coast Falcons.[7]


In round 2 of the 2017 NRL season, Stimson made his NRL debut for the Storm against the New Zealand Warriors.[8][9] A few days later, he re-signed with the Storm on a 2-year contract until the end of 2019.[10]


Joe was also part of the Melbourne Storm team that played in the 2018 NRL Grand Final.


On 4 June Stimson signed a three-year deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs from 2020.[11] In round 22, Stimson played his 50th NRL game for the Storm in their 18-22 loss to the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park in Melbourne.


Stimson made his debut for Canterbury-Bankstown in round 1 of the 2020 NRL season against arch rivals Parramatta. Canterbury would go on to lose the match 8-2.[12]

On 29 April, Stimson was ruled out for the entire 2020 NRL season due to a shoulder injury which required surgery.[13]


  1. ^ "Joe Stimson - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 2 December 1995. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ Les Muir20 Jun 2011, 11:21 p.m. (20 June 2011). "Joe Stimson and Andrew Heffernan next in line for rugby league greatness". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "S". Nyc Database. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  4. ^ Nathan Ryan (16 October 2015). "Fresh blood to make NRL impact in 2016". Fox Sports. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  5. ^ "PAY'S SAY: NSW Under-20s side". Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. ^ Melbourne Storm (20 August 2015). "Storm secure young talent". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  7. ^ "RUGBY LEAGUE: Falcons and Pride coy over chances". 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Updated team lists: Warriors v Storm". 18 December 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  9. ^ NRL Digital Media. "Stimson, Leuluai to make Storm debut - Storm". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  10. ^ Melbourne Storm (28 September 2016). "Bromwich, Stimson re-sign with Melbourne Storm". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Joe Stimson to join the Bulldogs on a three year deal". Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Live NRL: After 65 minutes we FINALLY have a try — Eels rookie breaks deadlock". Fox Sports. 12 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Bulldogs handed Foran boost as Stimson set to be ruled out for the year". Fox Sports. 30 April 2020.

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