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Charlie Gubb

Charlie Gubb
  • Date of Birth: 17-05-1990
  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 108kg
  • Position: Prop
  • Rep. Honours: Queensland Residents (2012)
  • Junior Clubs: Victoria University Hunters
  • Previous Clubs: Wynnum Manly Seagulls
  • FG Debut: Vodafone Warriors v Rabbitohs, NIB Stadium (Perth), 07/06/13 (Round 17)
  • Club Debut: Vodafone Warriors v Rabbitohs, NIB Stadium (Perth), 07/06/13 (Round 17)

Vodafone Warrior No: 183

Education: at Wellington College, Wellington

NRL appearances: 36 (2013-2017)

NRL points: 4 (1 try)

Gubb is another Vodafone Warrior who cut his teeth on rugby union before switching codes. A Wellington College graduate, he played in the school's First XV but switched to rugby league in 2008 playing for the University Hunters.

He was scouted by the Sea Eagles and Tigers but chose to keep his talents on this side of the Tasman, turning down their offers and instead signing with the Vodafone Warriors. Gubb featured in 23 matches for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in 2010, coming off the bench in the grand final to help the team to its first premiership over South Sydney.

He relocated to Queensland following the 2010 season where he joined the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup. Gubb was once again part of a title-winning side, playing in their 2011 and 2012 grand final victories while he also played for the Queensland Residents in 2012.

He was lured back to Auckland in 2013 when he was offered a preseason contract. Hard work saw this extend into a fulltime contract and Charlie performed well for the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup, going on to earn his first NRL start against South Sydney in Perth in July, 2013.

Spending most of the 2014 season with the Vodafone Warriors' NSW Cup side, he added another five NRL appearances and also represented the Vodafone Warriors at the inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.

In 2015 he was again a New South Wales Cup regular at the start of the season but earned more NRL exposure midway through the season. The effect of his energy and enthusiasm wasn't lost on his team-mates who named him the players' player of the day for his whole-hearted effort from the bench in the 30-8 home victory against Canberra on June 27. He played nine NRL matches during the season to take his career tally to 15 while he also appeared 10 times at NSW Cup level.

Charlie had his busiest NRL campaign in 2016, appearing in 14 games, including his first start after 27 interchange appearances since his 2013 debut. He also had the special thrill of scoring his first NRL try, achieved in the ninth-round win over the Dragons.