PLAYERS | Sandor Earl

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Panther 494

16 matches [2010-2012]

24 points [6 tries] 

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_earl-sandor.htm

New Zealand born Eastern Suburbs junior who debuted with the Roosters in 2009. After three matches in his debut season, he was released by the Roosters and was signed by Penrith for the 2010 season.

After playing the first half of the season for the Windsor Wolves in the NSW Cup, he made his club debut in Round 17 on the wing against the Dragons at Kogarah. He would soon after be recalled and play the final seven matches of the season, including their two finals matches – his second try against Canberra in the qualifying final was a highlight of the season as he picked up a bomb close to the line and somehow quite acrobatically planted the ball just inside the dead ball line whilst keeping his whole body airborne. At season’s end, he was named for the New Zealand Maori team to play England.

A shoulder injury finished his 2011 season after only 5 NRL appearances and would only make 3 appearances early in the 2012 season before being released mid-season and joining the Canberra Raiders.

After one and a half seasons at Canberra, he was stood down from the NRL relating to anti-doping rule violations. In 2015, he received a four year ban, although it backdated to August 2013 and hence ended in August 2017. At the end of his ban, he was signed by the Melbourne Storm and after an injury setback he made his return to the NRL early in the 2019 season.

After 8 matches across two seasons he announced his retirement after the end of the 2020 season.

Page last updated 18 February 2021

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