Kurt Capewell

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Kurt Capewell
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Capewell playing for the Newtown Jets in 2016.
Personal information
Born (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 26)
Charleville, Queensland, Australia
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Centre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2016–19 Cronulla Sharks 6560024
2020– Penrith Panthers 00000
Total6560024
As of 17 September 2019
Source: [1]

Kurt Capewell (born 12 July 1993) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward and centre for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL.

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Background

Capewell was born in Charleville, Queensland, Australia. He is the younger cousin of former South Sydney Rabbitohs, Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos player Luke Capewell. [2]

Capewell played his junior rugby league for Charleville and the Norths Ipswich Tigers. After playing some rugby union and being chosen to train with the Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup, he was signed by the Brisbane Broncos. [2]

Playing career

Early career

In 2012 and 2013, Capewell played for the Brisbane Broncos' NYC team. [3] [4] In 2013, he had a stint with the Sydney Roosters' NYC team, [5] before returning to Queensland to play for the Ipswich Jets. [6] On 27 September 2015, he played for the Jets in their 2015 Queensland Cup Grand Final win over the Townsville Blackhawks. [7] He then went on to play for the Jets in their 2015 NRL State Championship win over New South Wales Cup premiers Newcastle Knights on 4 October that same year. [8] On 29 October 2015, he signed a 1-year contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks starting in 2016. [9]

2016

In Round 18 of the 2016 NRL season, Capewell made his NRL debut for Cronulla against the Penrith Panthers. [10] [11] In September 2016, he was named on the interchange bench in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year. [12]

2017

Capewell made his first appearance of the 2017 NRL season in round 2 against the Canberra Raiders, playing at centre in Cronulla's 42-16 victory.

2018

Capewell made 19 appearances for Cronulla in the 2018 NRL season as the club finished 4th on the table. Capewell played in Cronulla's preliminary final defeat against Melbourne at AAMI Park. [13]

2019

Capewell made 25 appearances for Cronulla in the 2019 NRL season as the club finished 7th on the table and qualified for the finals. Capewell played from the bench in Cronulla's elimination final defeat against Manly at Brookvale Oval. [14] On 26 November, Capewell signed a two-year deal to join Penrith starting in the 2020 NRL season. [15]

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