Josh Addo-Carr

Joshua Addo-Carr (born 28 July 1995) is an Aboriginal Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a winger for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL and Australia at international level.

Josh Addo-Carr
Personal information
Full nameJoshua Addo-Carr[1]
Born (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Wests Tigers 9 6 0 0 24
2017–20 Melbourne Storm 76 57 0 0 228
Total 85 63 0 0 252
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017 NSW City 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 New South Wales 6 4 0 0 16
2019 Australia 2 1 0 0 4
2019 Australia 9s 4 4 0 0 16
As of 10 November 2019
Source: [2][3]

He previously played for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. Addo-Carr won the 2017 NRL Premiership with the Storm. He played for NSW City and helped New South Wales win the 2018 State of Origin in his Origin debut series.

Early life

Addo-Carr was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia and is of Aboriginal descent.[4]

Addo-Carr first picked up a football playing for the Doonside Roos as a three-year-old, before his family moved to Earlwood, New South Wales, where he began playing rugby league for the Earlwood Saints.[5]

Addo-Carr attended Matraville Sports High School as a teenager and played his junior rugby league for the La Perouse Panthers and Moore Park. In 2012, Addo-Carr played with the South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball team before being released due to an off-field incident.[6] He was then signed by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

Addo-Carr is the grandson of Australian former boxer Wally Carr,[1] who died in 2019

Playing career

Early career

In 2014 and 2015, Addo-Carr played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks' NYC team.[7] On 23 September 2015, he signed a 1-year contract with the Wests Tigers starting in 2016.[8]


In Round 7 of the 2016 NRL season, Addo-Carr made his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers against the Melbourne Storm,[9][10] scoring a try on debut.[11] On 6 June, he signed a 3-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2017.[12] In September, he was named on the wing in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year.[13]


Addo-Carr made his Melbourne Storm debut in round 1 of the 2017 season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.[14] In Round 3 against the Brisbane Broncos, Addo-Carr scored his first club try for Melbourne in the final minutes to win the match 14-12 at AAMI Park.[15] On 7 May 2017, Addo-Carr represented City Origin against Country Origin, playing on the wing in the 20-10 win at Mudgee.[16][17] In round 25 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Addo-Carr scored his first career hat-trick of tries in the 64-6 win at AAMI Park.[18] On 31 August 2017, Addo-Carr extended his contract with Melbourne to the end of the 2021 season.[19] He went on to play in 2017 NRL Grand Final and scored two tries to help seal the premiership for the Storm.[20]


In 2018, Addo-Carr was selected to play for New South Wales in the 2018 State of Origin series. Addo-Carr played in all 3 games as New South Wales won their first origin shield since 2014.[21]

In the 2018 NRL Grand Final, Carr scored a 85 metre intercept try in the 21-6 loss to the Sydney Roosters, bringing his year tally to 18 tries from 25 games.


Before the start of the 2019 State of Origin series, Addo-Carr was one of the New South Wales players who declared they would not sing the Australian National Anthem.[22]

Addo-Carr played in all 3 games of the 2019 State of Origin series as New South Wales won 2-1 and retained the shield for the first time since 2005. At club level, Addo-Carr made 23 appearances and scored 16 tries as Melbourne finished as minor premiers. Melbourne would go on to reach the preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters but were defeated 14-6 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.[23][24]

On 7 October 2019, Addo-Carr Made his international debut for Australia Kangaroos in squads for both the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s and Oceania Cup fixtures.



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  5. "n my Shoes: Josh Addo-Carr". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  7. "A". Nyc Database. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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  13. (26 March 2016). "2016 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  14. "NRL 2017 - Round 1". Rugby League Project. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  15. "Storm score late win in Slater's return". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  16. "2017 City Origin side named". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  17. "City down Country 20-10 in final version of annual rugby league fixture".
  18. "'There was a little bit of blood in the water'". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  19. "Melbourne Storm re-sign electric wingers Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo-Carr". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  20. "Perfect Storm claim 2017 premiership". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  22. "Indigenous submission expected by NRL on national anthem boycott". Australian Associated Press. The Guardian. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  23. "Trbojevic and Addo-Carr lead origin try spree". Sydney Morning Herald.
  24. "Emotional Blues legend Wayne Pearce opens up on his son Mitchell's battle".
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