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Phil Sigsworth Rugby League Pathway Profile         

Name : Phil Sigsworth
Nickname : What's-a-packet-a

The following information has been obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Career Snapshot :
Phil Sigsworth made his first grade debut for Newtown Jets in 1977, enjoying a stellar season in 1981 when he made his Test and State of Origin debut while helping take the Jets to the grand final, which they lost 20–11 to Parramatta.
He was selected for the New South Wales Blues for three State of Origin games from 1981 to 1983 and two Tests with the Australian Kangaroos in 1981, he also played in two Interstate Series games that year as well.
The utility back moved to Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 1983, where he was judged the Rugby League Week player of the year and runner up in the Dally M Medal as well as scoring his team's sole try in their Grand Final loss that season, again to the Eels. After two seasons with the Sea Eagles he joined the then-premiers Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 1985. His time at Belmore is remembered for his send-off in the 1986 grand final for a high tackle on Brett Kenny. He is the last player to have been sent off in a rugby league grand final. The Bulldogs suffered a 4–2 defeat to the Eels.
Sigsworth has the distinction of being the only Australian player to participate in three grand finals for three different teams, losing all three matches against the same team (the Eels) but was a member of the victorious Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs team in 1985 which was against the St George Dragons.
Sigsworth spent one season with Balmain Tigers in 1987 before drawing the curtain on his Sydney first-grade career because of an in-operable knee injury.   
Achievements and Awards:     

1983 : Rugby League Week player of the year and runner up in the Dally M Medal 
2008 : the centenary year of rugby league in Australia, Sigsworth was named in the Newtown Jets 18-man team of the century. 

1999 - 2011 : Phil Sigsworth was the founding member along with Steve Stanton and Graeme Wynn of the now New South Wales Origin Legends who support various charities with their regular events such as re-unions, luncheons, golf days.
2010 : NSW Origin Legends Mt Druitt IJM
Phil was President of the NSW Origin Legends organisation who successfully ran the DEEWR Learn Earn Legend Indigenous Jobs Market Expo at Mt Druitt. 
Please click here access more info on this event.

Player Pathway Profile
Date of Birth : 31 January 1959, Newtown NSW Australia
Age Now 2011: 52
Primary School  : Erskineville
Secondary School : Newtown
Career Mentors : John Singleton
Career Interests outside of Rugby League : Swimming, Jogging, Bike riding.
Australian School Boys Rugby League Representative :
Junior Rugby League Clubs :
Alexandria Rovers, Newtown Hawks   
Senior Rugby League Clubs :
Playing Position : 
Fullback, Centre, Five-eight
NRL Clubs :
1977-1982 Newtown Jets

1983-1984 Manly  

1985-1986 Canterbury Bulldogs
1987 Balmain Tigers  
Representative Duties :

Sydney City
1981-1983 : NSW State of Origin
1981 : Australia

Overseas Club Duties :
1996 - 97 : Phil Sigsworth then moved into coaching, in 1996 he joined English club Hull and coached the team to their first First Division championship title in 1997.
Coaching Duties :

1999 : Phil linked up again with Balmain Tigers as assistant coach to Wayne Pearce.

Media Duties :

Endorsee : Aussie Sport Skills Program

Information Sources
·       Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. pp. page 501. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1. 
·       Mitchell Dale. "Legend Q&A". Rugby League Week (Sydney, NSW: PBLMedia) (9 April 2008): pgs 30–31. 


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