John Cartwright

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 9th August, 1965
Current Age
53 years and 101 days

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
1991, 1992

Known Family Links

Brother
David Cartwright
Brother
Michael Cartwright
Brother
Cliff Cartwright
Nephew
Bryce Cartwright

Biography

Gifted forward's ability to off-load seemingly impossible around-the-corner passes became his trademark. The son of Penrith founding-father Merv Cartwright, John Cartwright was a gangly teenager when he made his first grade debut in 1985. He honed his ball skills to gain State of Origin selection in 1989 but NSW lost the series 3-0 and Cartwright was ill-used in the front-row. The following year, he was one of four Penrith players selected in the Kangaroo squad but was unlucky to be dropped after Australia's First Test loss against Great Britain at Wembley. The same fate befell him the following year against NZ but while he became a regular selection in the national side as reserve (1991 versus NZ, 1992 Ashes series against Great Britain and victorious World Cup campaign), Cartwright's stature continued to grow at club level. Injury saw him on the bench for Penrith's 1991 grand final team but his inclusion on the field just before half-time was a turning point in the match. The following year, he took over the club captaincy from Greg Alexander and held the club together during a difficult year with his mature leadership both on and off the field. Named Penrith's 'Player of the Year' in 1992, Cartwright’s career was plagued by leg and shoulder injuries over the next three years. Named Penrith captain again for 1995-96, Cartwright was threatened with legal action by the ARL when he wavered from his 'loyalty' contract to listen to Super League offers. He left the club at the end of the following year to see out his career with Salford in England but the move was short-lived. Cartwright returned to the Panthers as a First Division coach, his charges losing to the Bulldogs in the lower grade grand final in 2000, before linking with the Roosters in 2002. Cartwright has since proven an able assistant to coach Ricky Stuart and took the Roosters to the Premier League premiership in 2004. After guiding the USA Tomahawks in the international match against the Kangaroos in Philadelphia in December 2004, Cartwright was named coach of the newly promoted G’Coast Titans for 2007.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990-92 7 - -   - - 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
Overall 1990-1992 7 0 0   0 5 2 0 71.43% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990-1992 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1991-1992 4 0 0   0 4 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1989, 1991-92 8 1 -   - 4 3 5 0 37.50% Match list
NSW City 1990, 1992 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1992 10 1 0   0 4 4 6 0 40.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith NSWRL 1985 3 - -   - - 1 1 1 33.33% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1986 15 2 -   - 8 9 6 0 60.00% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1987 22 1 -   - 4 6 16 0 27.27% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1988 23 2 -   - 8 15 8 0 65.22% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1989 17 1 -   - 4 14 3 0 82.35% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1990 20 3 -   - 12 14 5 1 70.00% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1991 14 - -   - - 10 3 1 71.43% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1992 19 1 -   - 4 9 10 0 47.37% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1993 5 - -   - - 0 5 0 0.00% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1994 14 2 -   - 8 6 7 1 42.86% Match list
Penrith ARL 1995 15 1 -   - 4 5 10 0 33.33% Match list
Penrith ARL 1996 18 1 -   - 4 6 11 1 33.33% Match list
Overall 1985-1996 185 14 0   0 56 95 85 5 51.35% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1985-96 185 14 -   - 56 95 85 5 51.35% Match list
Overall 1985-1996 185 14 0   0 56 95 85 5 51.35% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1985-1991 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1990-1991 4 0 0   0 3 1 0 75.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1985-96 186 14 -   - 56 95 86 5 51.08% Match list
Overall 1985-1996 186 14 0   0 56 95 86 5 51.08% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Salford Super League II 1997 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1997 ? 3 0   0 12 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Salford 1997 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1997 ? 3 0   0 12 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:23:25 +0000 (Sydney time)