PLAYERS | Lachlan Coote


Panther 481

83 matches [2008-2013]

189 points [41 tries, 10 goals, 1 field goal]


Windsor junior who had played SG Ball and Harold Matthews for the Panthers before playing in the inaugural Under 20s competition in 2008. Considered one of the fledgling competition’s premier players, he earnt a call up to make his NRL debut later that season. He played 3 NRL matches that year, kicking 6 goals.

With the departure of premiership winning fullback Rhys Wesser, Coote became the club’s first choice fullback entering into the 2009 season. He would play 12 matches before suffering a season ending shoulder injury in June.

2010 would be considered his breakout year, putting in a number of dynamic performances, including a near-flawless performance against the Roosters earlier in the season, as he crossed for 17 tries, making him the club’s top try scorer for that year. He also earnt his first representative jumper being selected for City.

He would continue to provide consistent performances as the club’s custodian in the following seasons, but his ball playing skills saw him shift to five-eighth halfway through the 2012 season – where he played all 24 matches.

Entering the 2013 season as now the first choice five-eighth, Coote would suffer an injury interrupted season, playing only 7 matches, including the last 5. It would be his last season at Penrith, being released from the final year of his contract in September to join the North Queensland Cowboys.

He would cruelly suffer a season ending knee injury in the 2014 Auckland Nines tournament, but would return in 2015, where he was part of their victorious premiership winning team. In 2019, he went to the Super League, signing with St. Helens. After three seasons, which included a Test debut for Great Britain in 2019, he has signed with Hull KR for 2022, and will continue his career at the club in 2023.

Last updated 20 November 2022


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