Josh Addo-Carr

Josh Addo-Carr is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a winger for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL and Australia at international level.

Josh Addo-Carr
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Personal information
Full nameJoshua Addo-Carr[1]
Born (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995 (age 25)
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Wests Tigers 9 6 0 0 24
2017– Melbourne Storm 97 73 0 0 292
Total 106 79 0 0 316
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 NSW City 1 0 0 0 0
2018–20 New South Wales 9 8 0 0 32
2019 Australia 2 1 0 0 4
2019 Australia 9s 4 4 0 0 16
2019–20 Indigenous All Stars 2 2 0 0 8
As of 17 December 2020
Source: [2][3]

He began his career with the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. Addo-Carr won the 2017 and the 2020 NRL Premiership with the Storm. He played for NSW City and helped New South Wales win the 2018 State of Origin in his Origin debut series.

He has signed a 4 year contact with the Canterbury Bulldogs from 2022 onwards.

Early lifeEdit

Addo-Carr was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia and is of Aboriginal descent - from Gunggandji, Birrbay & Wiradjuri people.[5]

Addo-Carr first picked up a football playing for the Doonside Roos as a three-year-old, before his family moved to Earlwood, New South Wales, where he began playing rugby league for the Earlwood Saints.[6]

Addo-Carr attended Matraville Sports High School as a teenager and played his junior rugby league for the La Perouse Panthers and Moore Park. In 2012, Addo-Carr played with the South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball team before being released due to an off-field incident.[7] He was then signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

Addo-Carr is the grandson of Australian former boxer Wally Carr,[1] who died in 2019[citation needed]

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In 2014 and 2015, Addo-Carr played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks' NYC team.[8] On 23 September 2015, he signed a 1-year contract with the Wests Tigers starting in 2016.[9]


In Round 7 of the 2016 NRL season, Addo-Carr made his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers against the Melbourne Storm,[10][11] scoring a try on debut.[12] Coincidentally, Suliasi Vunivalu made his debut on that same day opposite Addo-Carr for the Storm in jersey #22, also scoring a try on debut, Vunivalu would go on to be Addo-Carr's wing partner during his tenure at the Melbourne-based club. On 6 June, he signed a 3-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2017.[13] In September, he was named on the wing in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year.[14]


Addo-Carr made his Melbourne Storm debut in round 1 of the 2017 season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.[15] In Round 3 against the Brisbane Broncos, Addo-Carr scored his first club try for Melbourne in the final minutes to win the match 14-12 at AAMI Park.[16] On 7 May, he represented City Origin against Country Origin, playing on the wing in the 20-10 win at Mudgee.[17][18] In round 25 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Addo-Carr scored his first career hat-trick of tries in the 64-6 win at AAMI Park.[19] On 31 August 2017, Addo-Carr extended his contract with Melbourne to the end of the 2021 season.[20] He went on to play in 2017 NRL Grand Final and scored two tries to help seal the premiership for the Storm.[21]


In 2018, Addo-Carr was selected to play for New South Wales in the 2018 State of Origin series. He played in all 3 games as New South Wales won their first origin shield since 2014.[22]

In the 2018 NRL Grand Final, Carr scored an 85-metre intercept try in the 21-6 loss to the Sydney Roosters, bringing his year tally to 18 tries from 25 games. [1]


Before the start of the 2019 State of Origin series, Addo-Carr was one of the New South Wales players who declared they would not sing the Australian National Anthem.[23] He played in all 3 games as New South Wales won 2-1 and retained the shield for the first time since 2005. At club level, Addo-Carr made 23 appearances and scored 16 tries as Melbourne finished as minor premiers. Melbourne would go on to reach the preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters but were defeated 14-6.[24][25]

On 7 October 2019, Addo-Carr Made his international debut for Australia Kangaroos in squads for both the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s and Oceania Cup fixtures.


On 27 April, Addo-Carr was fined $1000 by the NRL and placed under investigation after he broke strict lockdown protocols with fellow player Latrell Mitchell by going on a weekend camping trip during the Coronavirus pandemic. He was also placed in further scrutiny for use of a firearm after he posed with and fired a gun in a video posted on his Instagram page.[26] The next day, he was fined an additional $50,000 by the NRL for breaching strict self isolation protocols and for bringing the game into disrepute.[27]

At club level, he went on to win the 2020 NRL Grand Final at Melbourne, finishing his season with 16 tries in 21 appearances.

He was later on selected on the wing to represent NSW in the 2020 State of Origin series, scoring two tries in their 14-18 loss to the maroons in game 1, and two tries in the Blues crucial 34-10 victory in game 2. NSW would end up losing the series 2-1 after defeat to Queensland in Game 3.[28]

On the 16th December 2020, he signed a four year deal to join the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from 2022 onwards.[29]

Club Achievements'


  1. ^ a b "Fresh blood from 20s, NSW and Queensland Cup to make NRL impact in 2016". Fox Sports. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Josh Addo-Carr - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
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  4. ^ "Round 5 Storm Vs Panthers". 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Addo-Carr on track for NRL debut". Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  6. ^ "n my Shoes: Josh Addo-Carr". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
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  8. ^ "A". Nyc Database. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  9. ^ (23 September 2015). "Wests Tigers sign Addo-Carr". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Updated team lists: Wests Tigers v Storm". 28 February 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  11. ^ NRL. "Late Changes: NRL Round 7 vs. Storm - Tigers". Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Storm clinch golden point victory". 28 February 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Melbourne Storm sign Josh Addo-Carr". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  14. ^ (26 March 2016). "2016 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  15. ^ "NRL 2017 - Round 1". Rugby League Project. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Storm score late win in Slater's return". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  17. ^ "2017 City Origin side named". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  18. ^ "City down Country 20-10 in final version of annual rugby league fixture".
  19. ^ "There was a little bit of blood in the water". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Melbourne Storm re-sign electric wingers Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo-Carr". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Perfect Storm claim 2017 premiership". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
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  23. ^ "Indigenous submission expected by NRL on national anthem boycott". Australian Associated Press. The Guardian. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  24. ^ "Trbojevic and Addo-Carr lead origin try spree". Sydney Morning Herald.
  25. ^ "Emotional Blues legend Wayne Pearce opens up on his son Mitchell's battle".
  26. ^ "Rugby League NRL Latrell Mitchell Josh Addo Carr camping Australia lockdown".
  27. ^ "Mitchell and Addo Carr fined $50000".
  28. ^ "'I'll be ducking Freddy': Journo eats humble pie over 'worst team' call... but doesn't regret it".
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