Brent Sherwin

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Brent Sherwin
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Personal information
Full name Brent Matthew Sherwin
Born (1978-03-20) 20 March 1978 (age 40)
Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 13 st 7 lb (86 kg)
Position Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–07 Canterbury Bulldogs 191 31 11 9 155
2008–10 Castleford Tigers 52 5 2 1 26
2010 Catalans Dragons 14 1 0 1 5
Total 257 37 13 11 186
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–05 City Origin 3 0 0 1 1
Source: [1]

Brent Sherwin (born 20 March 1978) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. Sherwin plays in the Illawarra Carlton League which is an indirect feeder league to the St George Illawarra Dragons.[2] He plays as a half-back. Sherwin previously played for the Catalans Dragons, Castleford Tigers, the Bulldogs and has also been represented for City Origin.

Sherwin played for the Bulldogs from 1999 to 2007. He was almost successful in obtaining the Dally M Award in 2002 but was narrowly beaten by Andrew Johns, despite Johns gaining points for a game in which he was sent off.

While he has occasionally been dropped for poor form, Sherwin played a vital role in the Bulldogs' 2002 17-game winning streak and the 2004 premiership win. A handy goalkicker, Sherwin has been the top grade half since 2002 but has struggled to maintain his spot at the Bulldogs since.

He is the current coach of the unbeatable St. Christophers A grade team, who participates in the ICC A grade competition and team members include the likes of Liam "Elastoplast" Eisenhuth. It is the 50th year anniversary for the club deep in tradition and history. 2015 will be the clubs 3rd premiership in the past 10 years.


Sherwin was born in Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia.

Bulldogs (1996–2007)

Brent Sherwin joined Canterbury as a five-eighth with pinpoint goal kicking. He was a regular member for the under 19's squad and played in the Preliminary Final against the Penrith Panthers which they lost.

In 1998, Sherwin was playing on the wing for the reserve side. He broke the club's record for most points scored in a reserve team for a season with 170 points. He played in the eventual Premiers over Parramatta.

In 1999, he started playing half-back for the reserve side. Due to the injury of Ricky Stuart, Sherwin got his first opportunity in first grade football.

In 2000, Sherwin became a regular member of the Bulldogs squad, playing at five-eight.

In 2001, Brent continued his success in the top grade, mainly playing off the bench. Due to injury, Sherwin was unable to play in the Semi Final against the Dragons.

In 2002, Brent had a great season as he became the regular half back for the Canterbury Side, and got his first taste of representative football, As he was selected to play for City Origin.

In 2003, Brent was again a regular member of the team. He played in the Preliminary Final, But lost against eventual runners-up the Sydney Roosters.

Sherwin played for the Bulldogs at scrum half back in their 2004 NRL grand final victory over cross-city rivals, the Sydney Roosters.

In 2005, Sherwin's season was cut short due to a season-ending injury.

In 2006, he came back with great form and played in the Preliminary Final which they lost to eventual premiers the Brisbane Broncos.

In 2007, Sherwin started the season in the lower grades, but early in the season returned to top grade and played for the remainder of the season. He played in the preliminary final against the Parrametta Eels, but the Bulldogs went down 25-6 ending their season, which would also turn out to be his last game playing for Canterbury.

Castleford Tigers (2007–2010)

On 8 November 2007, the Bulldogs announced that Brent Sherwin had been released from the remainder of his contract. Sherwin signed with the English club, Castleford Tigers, on a 3-year contract with the English club. He will be the club's first choice scrum-half for the 2008 SL season[citation needed].

Brent played 21 times for Castleford in 2008. He suffered niggling injuries through the campaign and the tigers fans were never able to see his best ability. He is hoping for full fitness for 2009 and a strong campaign where he will link up in the halves with Rangi Chase.

Brent started the 2009 season in great form before suffering injury again where he missed 11 games. He has since come back for the final 3 games where Cas are hoping to achieve a play off place.

Catalans Dragons 2010

Brent signed for the Catalans Dragons for the remainder of the 2010 season in a shock switch from Castleford.[3]

Later years

Sherwin returned to Australia in 2011, playing in the Illawarra Carlton League which is an indirect feeder league to the St George Illawarra Dragons.[4]

He was appointed assistant coach for the Camden Rams in 2013 in the Group 6 Rugby League competition, working under former Bulldogs teammate Mitch Newton.[5][6]


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Mitch Newton returns to coach the Rams". 19 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "New tricks for Camden Rugby from old Bulldog Mitch Newton". Macarthur Chronicle. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 

External links

  • Profile at
  • Castleford Tigers profile
  • Brent Sherwin NRL Stats
  • Brent Sherwin Bulldogs profile[permanent dead link]
  • SL stats
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