Josh Mantellato

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Josh Mantellato
Mantellato playing for the Knights in 2013.
Personal information
Born (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 31)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–14 Newcastle Knights 2 1 6 0 16
2015–16 Hull KR 44 33 172 0 476
Total 46 34 178 0 492
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–18 Italy 7 5 34 0 88
As of 23 January 2017
Source: [2][3]

Josh Mantellato (born 21 April 1987) is an Italy international rugby league footballer who plays on the wing for the Wyong Roos in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League and the Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League.


Mantellato playing for Italy in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Mantellato was born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia and is of Italian descent.

He played his junior rugby league for the Wyong Roos.

Playing career

Early career

Up until 2011, Mantellato played for the Wyong Roos in the Newcastle Rugby League.


In 2010, Mantellato made his international debut for Italy.


In 2012, Mantellato joined the Newcastle Knights' New South Wales Cup team, finishing the season as the competition's highest point-scorer, with 306 points. On 12 September 2012, he was named on the wing in the 2012 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[5] He then signed a 1-year contract with the Knights.[6]


In Round 12 of the 2013 NRL season, Mantellato made his NRL debut for the Knights against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.[7] He scored a try and kicked 3 goals on debut.[8] On 20 August 2013, he re-signed with the Knights on a 1-year contract.[9] On 22 September 2013, he was again named on the wing in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year.[10] During 2013, he featured in Italy's successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying tournament and was selected in the 24-man squad for the World Cup campaign.[11][12] On 19 October 2013, he kicked the winning field goal in Italy's 15-14 warm up game win over England.[13]


On 21 September 2014, Mantellato was named on the wing in the 2014 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year for the third year in a row.[14]


On 11 August 2014, Mantellato signed a 3-year contract with Super League club, Hull Kingston Rovers, starting in 2015.[15] He made his Super League debut in Round 1 against the Leeds Rhinos. He kicked off his Super League points tally by kicking 5 goals in their 30-40 first round defeat. He scored his first two Super League tries against the Warrington Wolves in Round 3.


In January, Mantellato returned to Australia to play for Sydney Roosters feeder club, Wyong Roos on a 1-year contract following the relegation of Hull Kingston Rovers to the Kingstone Press Championship.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Josh Mantellato Hull Kingston Rovers". Rugby Football League. 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Players - Love Rugby League". Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Josh Mantellato - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. ^ "Josh Mantellato (@josh24mantree)". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  5. ^ Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Dillon, Robert (2013-06-02). "Mantellato's Knights debut | Newcastle Herald". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  7. ^ Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "NRL 2013 - Round 12". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  9. ^ Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ Leeson, Josh (2011-09-22). "Wyong fullback Josh Mantellato in line for Italian selection | Newcastle Herald". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  12. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  13. ^ "Italy pull-off shock victory over England in Rugby League World Cup warm-up match". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  14. ^ "2014 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  15. ^ "Mantellato to join Hull KR - Knights". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  16. ^ "Josh Mantellato Joins Sydney Roosters Feeder Club". 5th Tackle. Retrieved 2017-01-23.

External links

  • Hull Kingston Rovers profile
  • 2017 RLWC profile
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