PLAYERS | Amos Roberts


Panther 438

23 matches [2004]

156 points [23 tries, 32 goals]


Kempsey born utility back who made his NRL debut with St. George Illawarra in 2000. After 63 matches across four seasons he joined the defending premiers Penrith for the 2004 season.

His club debut for the Panthers was on the wing in the Round 2 victory over Canberra at Canberra Stadium, crossing for a try. Already a noted prolific try scorer at the Dragons, he bought that form to the Panthers, posting four tries in his second match versus the Warriors in Auckland and had scored 13 tries in his first 9 appearances.

Soon after he was selected for Country in the annual City v Country Origin match.

Midway through the season the Panthers had an injury crisis in their halves, and he started in the six or seven jersey across four matches before moving back to the wing.

Also a noted goal kicker, he took over the duties in a number of matches, and in the Panthers club record 72-12 victory over Manly in August, he equalled the club record for most points in a match with 28 from 2 tries and 10 goals. He would finish with the season with 23 tries (the competition’s leading try scorer) and with 156 points (the club’s top point scorer).

However it would only be a one season stay at the foot of the mountains, and moved on for the 2005 season, joining the Sydney Roosters. This led coach John Lang to remark that having someone like him was like being given a Lamborghini but then asked to hand the keys back.

After four seasons at the Roosters, he went to England for four seasons playing for Wigan before retiring at the end of the 2012 season.


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