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Jonathan Wright (born 8 March 1987) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who most recently played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League. He primarily played centre and wing.

Jonathan Wright
Jonathan Wright Warriors.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-03-08) 8 March 1987 (age 32)
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
PositionCentre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–10 Parramatta Eels 12 3 0 0 12
2011–12 Canterbury Bulldogs 38 17 0 0 68
2013–14 Cronulla Sharks 41 8 0 0 32
2015–16 New Zealand Warriors 29 8 0 0 32
2017–18 Manly Sea Eagles 1 1 0 0 4
Total 121 37 0 0 148
Source: [1]

BackgroundEdit

Wright was born in Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia.

He played his junior football for the Northern Lake Warriors before being signed by the Newcastle Knights.

Playing careerEdit

He played for the Knights' Jersey Flegg team, playing in their 2006 Grand Final before being signed by the Parramatta Eels. He played for the Eels' NSW Cup reserve-grade team. In round 13 of the 2009 NRL season he made his NRL debut for the Eels against his former team, the Newcastle Knights. He played 4 more games in the Eels' run to the 2009 NRL Grand Final before signing a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

In August 2012 Wright signed a 2-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2013.[2]

In December 2014 Wright signed a 1-year contract with the New Zealand Warriors starting in 2015,[3] and in July 2015 his contract was extended by a year, until the end of 2016.[4]

He was released by the Warriors at the end of the 2016 season. Wright signed with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles for the 2017 NRL season.[5] In October 2016, Wright played for the Redfern All Blacks in the NSW Koori Knockout tournament.[6]

In August 2018, it was announced that Wright would be retiring at the end of the 2018 season.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jonathan Wright rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ "Cronulla Sharks snare Jonathan Wright from the Bulldogs". The Sunday Telegraph. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Vodafone Warriors sign Wright". NZ Warriors official site. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Warriors release Sydney-bound Townsend". 3News NZ. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ "League: D-Day looming for McFadden". 11 September 2016 – via New Zealand Herald.
  6. ^ "Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout: Celebrations as Redfern win Koori football tournament - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.zerotackle.com/wright-announces-retirement-35341/

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