PLAYERS | Brent Kite

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Panther 534

25 matches [2014-2015]

0 points

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_kite-brent.htm

Queanbeyan born forward who made his debut for St. George Illawarra in 2002, and joined Manly in 2005. As well as making 221 appearances for the Sea Eagles across nine seasons, he also had played 14 Tests for Australia and also 10 appearances for New South Wales as well as winning two premierships.

After being squeezed out by Manly, he was signed by Penrith. Whilst punctuated with two different injuries, he still made 19 appearances in his first season at the Panthers in 2014, which included a stint as co-captain with Jamie Soward as they made a brave charge deep into the finals. In July, he also saw him become only the 20th player to make 300 first grade appearances in the NRL.

Kite played the first six matches of the 2015 season before a broken leg saw him face a lengthy stint on the sidelines. However, later in the season he would formally announce his retirement citing a risk of permanent damage to his shoulder if he kept on playing.

Since retirement, he has entered coaching, guiding the Tweed Coast Raiders to a Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League premiership in 2018.

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