Trent Barrett

Coaching Career

Vital Statistics

Friday, 18th November, 1977
Current Age
46 years and 190 days
Place Of Birth
Temora, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
Dally M Player Of The Year

Known Family Links

Liam Martin
Scott Barrett


Temora schoolboy sensation boarded at renowned rugby league nursery, St Gregory’s College Campbelltown, before being signed by Steelers coach Graham Murray in 1993. Barrett, who was a champion five-eighth in the making, made his first grade debut in 1996 and representing NSW just nine months later. When the club merged with St George in 1999 Barrett moved to halfback to accommodate Anthony Mundine. After the disappointing loss to Melbourne in the grand final, and Mundine’s eventual departure from the club, Barrett claimed the pivot role as his own. Despite being unable to break NSW’s victorious halfback combination of Brad Fittler and Brett Kimmorley in 2000, he was named the ‘Dally M’ Player of the Year and was chosen in Australia’s World Cup squad. Barrett was a try-scorer from the interchange bench in the World Cup final win over NZ. The following year he made his Test debut against NZ in July, before playing against Papua New Guinea as a warm up to the Kangaroo Tour. Barrett played in all three Tests of the shortened tour, staking his claim as the finest five-eighth in the world with his two tries in Australia’s 28-8 victory in the deciding Third Test. He seemed to lose form in 2002 as his club struggled for consistency but that did not stop him from representing NSW in the drawn State of origin series that year or Australasia in the record 64-10 thrashing of Great Britain in Sydney and the 32-24 win over NZ in October. Injuries in 2003-04 saw him miss rep duty – and severely restrict his club’s title aspirations – before he made a stunning comeback in the deciding match of the 2004 State of Origin series as halfback. Barrett represented NSW and Australia in 2005 but he bore the brunt of fan and media criticism following the Dragons’ disappointing show in the qualifying final that year. In 2006 he announced that he would see out his career with English club Wigan but after a lengthy suspension for a high shot on a Knights opponent (after a Channel 9 editor sent the League tape of the unseen incident) Barrett had to be content with another final loss as his Australian swansong.

Coaching Career Statistics

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Competition   Games W L D Win %  
City vs Country 2 1 0 1 50.00% List
NRL Premiership 108 34 74 0 31.48% List
NRL Finals 1 0 1 0 0.00% List


Australia - By Team

Team Years Games W L D Win %  
NSW Country 2014-15 2 1 0 1 50.00% List

Club Career

NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season Games W L D Win %  
Manly NRL 2016 24 8 16 0 33.33% List
Manly NRL 2017 25 14 11 0 56.00% List
Manly NRL 2018 24 7 17 0 29.17% List
Canterbury NRL 2021 24 3 21 0 12.50% List
Canterbury NRL 2022 10 2 8 0 20.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2024 1 0 1 0 0.00% List

NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years Games W L D Win %  
Manly 2016-18 73 29 44 0 39.73% List
Canterbury 2021-22 34 5 29 0 14.71% List
Parramatta 2024 1 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall2016-2024 108 34 74 0 31.48% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous

    Could not understand all the fuss about this guy shocked when he took over captaincy for nsw from Kurt Gidley Low coach look what he did at manly not a first grade coach but probably will again

  • Peter Barrett

    Hi Trent,happy birthday today.Hope Vito catch up with you maybe when Dogs V Sharks, I follow the sharks. I am one of Ray Barretts twins from would be nice to hear from you.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Trent, Peter Barrett here, I sent you a note a few days ago and was wondering if would be possible to catch up at any of the games between Dog v Shark?

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Shawn Dollin, Max Turner, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Nick Jones, AJ Lucantonio, Cymru RL, Bill Bates

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present), 2006 Official Rugby League Annual