NRL: Who did they debut for?

They're some of the more recognizable faces in rugby league circles over the last few decades, but at which club did they make their NRL debut?


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  1. 1 Luke Williamson

    1. Adelaide Rams
    2. Northern Eagles
    3. Canberra Raiders
    4. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Adelaide Rams

    While the tough-tackler is best known for his time with Manly and the Northern Eagles, he made his top-flight debut for the Adelaide Rams in 1997 during the Super League season before switching to the Canberra Raiders.

  2. 2 Josh Dugan

    1. St George Illawarra Dragons
    2. Canberra Raiders
    3. Brisbane Broncos
    4. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Canberra Raiders

    Enigmatic Josh Dugan made his NRL debut for the Canberra Raiders in Round 4 of the 2009 NRL season. He would go on to play with the Dragons before joining his current club, the Sharks.

  3. 3 Ryan Girdler

    1. St George Dragons
    2. Illawarra Steelers
    3. Hunter Mariners
    4. Penrith Panthers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Illawarra Steelers

    While he's best known for his long stint at the Penrith Panthers, Girdler actually debuted for the Illawarra Steelers in 1991, playing 23 games over two seasons before switching to the Western Sydney club.

  4. 4 Dean Schifilliti

    1. Parramatta Eels
    2. Illawarra Steelers
    3. Adelaide Rams
    4. North Queensland Cowboys
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Illawarra Steelers

    While Dean Schifilliti would play for the Eels, Cowboys, Rams and Rabbitohs during his long career in the league, it was at the Illawarra Steelers that he played his first top flight football.

  5. 5 Marcus Bai

    1. Hunter Mariners
    2. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    3. Melbourne Storm
    4. Gold Coast Chargers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Gold Coast Chargers

    While he's definitely best known for his six seasons with the Melbourne Storm in which he scored 70 tries, few remember that Bai actually debuted in 1997 during the Super League season for the short-lived Gold Coast Chargers.

  6. 6 Scott Pethybridge

    1. Penrith Panthers
    2. North Sydney Bears
    3. Auckland Warriors
    4. Northern Eagles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Penrith Panthers

    Scott Pethybridge actually debuted for the Penrith Panthers during the 1994 NSWRL season. he would play three seasons for the Panthers before spending time with the Bears, Warriors and Northern Eagles and retiring after the 2002 NRL season.

  7. 7 Jordan Rapana

    1. New Zealand Warriors
    2. Canberra Raiders
    3. Gold Coast Titans
    4. South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Gold Coast Titans

    Jordan Rapana has become an absolute superstar during his five-year, 55 try stint with the Raiders but plenty forget his debut season was spent playing for the Gold Coast Titans in 2008. Rapana played in just five games for the Titans, scoring five tries.

  8. 8 Clint Amos

    1. North Queensland Cowboys
    2. Gold Coast Titans
    3. Brisbane Broncos
    4. Newcastle Knights
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    North Queensland Cowboys

    While he's better known for a stint on reality television and spells with the Titans and Cowboys between 2007 and 2011, Amos did play a single season with the Cowboys in 2006 before switching to the Titans and coming back to Townsville in 2009.

  9. 9 Rod Jensen

    1. Canberra Raiders
    2. Adelaide Rams
    3. North Queensland Cowboys
    4. Western Suburbs Magpies
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Adelaide Rams

    Although a North Queensland boy at heart and definitely more famous for his time with the Cowboys and Canberra Raiders, 'Rocket' Rod Jensen actually debuted for the Adelaide Rams during the 1998 season.

  10. 10 Glenn Hall

    1. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    2. North Queensland Cowboys
    3. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
    4. Sydney Roosters
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

    Big Glenn Hall made his debut during the 2002 NRL season, playing three games for the Bulldogs. He would play just five the following year before a switch to South Sydney.

  11. 11 Nigel Plum

    1. Canberra Raiders
    2. Melbourne Storm
    3. Penrith Panthers
    4. Sydney Roosters
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sydney Roosters

    While the hard-hitting Nigel Plum is best remembered for his time with the Raiders and Panthers, he spent the first three seasons of his career at the Sydney Roosters, debuting in 2005.

  12. 12 Shane Rigon

    1. Sydney Roosters
    2. South Sydney Rabbitohs
    3. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    4. Balmain Tigers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sydney Roosters

    Shane Rigon debuted for the club then known as the Sydney City Roosters. He would play at the club for five seasons before a switch to bitter rivals South Sydney.

  13. 13 Ben Duckworth

    1. Balmain Tigers
    2. Illawarra Steelers
    3. Sydney Roosters
    4. Parramatta Eels
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Illawarra Steelers

    He might have only played 12 games there over three whole seasons, but Ben Duckworth debuted for the Illawarra Steelers during the 1993 NSWRL season before going on to play with Balmain, Wests Tigers and Parramatta.

  14. 14 PJ Marsh

    1. New Zealand Warriors
    2. Brisbane Broncos
    3. Parramatta Eels
    4. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Parramatta Eels

    PJ Marsh had two stints with the Parramatta Eels over the course of his career, the first of which included his debut in the NRL in 2000.

    After two seasons at the club, he spent two at the Warriors before a further three back at the Eels. He finished his career in the league with a two-year stint at the Broncos.

  15. 15 David Myles

    1. Auckland Warriors
    2. Gold Coast Chargers
    3. North Queensland Cowboys
    4. Gold Coast Titans
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Gold Coast Chargers

    Coming through, David Myles spent a single season with the Gold Coast Chargers in 1998, making 17 appearances, including his debut cap.

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