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Scott Pethybridge

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Pethybridge was only 17 when he made his debut in the NSWRL Premiership, for the Penrith Panthers. He went on to play 34 games for the Panthers before leaving during the Super League war.

In 1996 he was part of the Junior Kangaroos tour of Fiji.

After deciding to align himself with the Australian Rugby League, Scott joined the North Sydney Bears. He played 55 games for the club and was a regular in the side. However when the Bears merged with the Manly Sea Eagles at the end of 1999 Pethybridge was not selected to be part of the new combined squad. This left him searching for a new club and he ended up joining the Auckland Warriors for the 2000 season. He ended up returning to North Sydney in 2001 and played five games over the next two years for the Northern Eagles before retiring.
  • 1994–96 Penrith
  • 1997–99 North Sydney Bears
  • 2000 Auckland Warriors
  • 2001–02 Northern Eagles
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Rugby League: Graham moves to solve pesky centre troubles


Mark Graham's response to the Warriors' lacklustre defeat at the hands of the Broncos is another new centre pairing, with Scott Pethybridge moving in to partner Ivan Cleary.

The Warriors midfield has been a mess since Dean Bell left after the first season, a defensive weak point deliberately targeted by opposition sides and lacking the attacking speed and guile to put wingers away on any regular basis.

For Newcastle on Saturday, Nigel Vagana goes to the left wing spot Pethybridge has held since the Canberra game in pre-season and the 22-year-old buy from Norths comes inside to a spot he has played before. Pethybridge has looked solid on the tackle, while Vagana has the dash to take advantage of a smoother delivery from inside.

The other significant change is the elevation of New Zealand under-19s captain and centre Paul Whatuira to the bench. The scholarship player has had a few minutes' game time in the premiership and came on against Canberra.

Matt Spence goes back to the starting line-up after being sent to Brisbane Souths and playing well last weekend, pushing Tony Tuimavave to the bench. Lee Oudenryn was not named in the 17 released yesterday. Two replacement players are still to be settled, but they are likely to be David Myles and Terry Hermansson.

Those likely to go to Brisbane this weekend are Oudenryn, Talite Liavaa, Ben Lythe and Shontayne Hape. The Warriors' agreement to send players to Newtown Jets in Sydney does not start for another two weeks.

Chief executive Trevor McKewen said the club would be appealing against the $A15,000 fines levied by the NRL after it accused him and Graham of bringing the game into disrepute when slagging referee Mark Oaten after the Tigers game. They will seek time to prepare a defence.

The New Zealand Rugby League, meanwhile, has approached the Tainui two-thirds owners asking to be kept informed of any movement to sell the tribal shareholding. Some Tainui believed the NZRL was buying in, but chairman Gerald Ryan said that was not and would not be the case.

The league simply wanted the Warriors to succeed, wanted the ownership situation tidied up and was prepared to help broker a deal or offer other assistance. The NZRL board meets on Friday and will discuss the issue.

Auckland Warriors: Cliff Beverley, Odell Manuel, Ivan Cleary, Scott Pethybridge, Nigel Vagana, John Simon (c), Robert Mears, Joe Vagana, Jason Death, Jerry Seuseu, Logan Swann, Matt Spence, Scott Coxon; interchange Paul Whatuira, Tony Tuimavave, Ali Lauitiiti, Mark Tookey, two replacements to be named.

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Pethybridge was coaching Narrabeen Sharks A Grade team when we last visited in 2015. From what I could find he did a bit more coaching with Craig Gower at Peninsula Seagulls which is a club his father Gary Pethybridge help found. We werent able to confirm any new coaching roles.

Found it almost impossible to track down what he does for work but according to his Wikipedia page he was involved with horse racing post footy and we were able to Google a few horses he had part ownership in.


April 13, 2017 4:46 pm.
Daryl Curnow
Atomic Kitten
Atomic Kitten gave Brent Stanley his first winner for over a year when winning at Kilmore on Thursday
FORMER Caulfield Cup-winning jockey turned trainer Brent Stanley scored his first success in over a year after spending nine months on the sidelines.

The talented horseman was outed for his involvement in the illegal sale of a racehorse last year, but he returned to winning form at Kilmore on Thursday with three-year-old filly Atomic Kitten.

The daughter of Northern Meteor produced a strong turn-of-foot to win at odds of $10 and Stanley was happy to reward his loyal owners and long-time friends Scott Pethybridge and the Gillards.

“First winner back was a great relief and a great result for the clients that have stuck solid through my period of being out,” Stanley told

“Scott Pethybridge is my best mate, he’s been a mate for 21 years now. Steve Gillard became a very close friend and his wife and kids and my wife and kids became close – we’ve had great success together.”

The well-bred filly was an expensive purchase which spent time with Leon and Troy Corstens this season before arriving back into Stanley’s Sutton Grange-based stables.

“I bought her as a yearling at the Easter Sale two years ago – paid $360,000 for her,” Stanley said.

“She was with me to the day I got time, then she went to Troy and Leon Corstens. They went through the preparation before she arrived back to me after her last start.

“I’ve just gotten her ready for today and it was good to get a result out of it.”

Stanley believed it only needed time and a change in scenery to show its best after three moderate runs to begin its career.

“She was a time horse, she’s still six months away from maturing into a nice mare,” he said. “She needs further distance.

“She’s improved fitness wise and she just got back to a place where she’s comfortable – that made her relax and let her perform today.”

The future looks bright for Atomic Kitten which attract plenty of attention as a broodmare if it lives up to expectations this spring and into next autumn.

“She’s a very valuable broodmare, she’s very well bred and she’s a full sister to Fighting Sun, she’s got the pedigree page,” Stanley said.

“We’ve got to protect that a little bit, so the main thing was to let everyone know she could gallop which she’s done now.

“Training for people who breed – you have to try get a city win and/or stakes win or placing, so I’ll work out where she’ll go through the spring and autumn next season.”

Stanley was seen purchasing some rich yearlings at the 2017 Easter Sale and he came away with some promising types.

“I bought four horses,” Stanley said. “I paid $1.5 million for a Fastnet Rock filly, $500,000 for a Snitzel filly, $350,000 for a Redoute’s Choice colt and $200,000 for a Zoustar colt.

“The sale was good to me. I’ve got great clients, great support and hopefully we can keep the results going.”

Super Debut For Icantoo

06 May 2020
We were absolutely thrilled to open Day 2 of the Warrnambool Racing Club Carnival with a victory for a lovely 2yo filly we took to the races for the first time.

Icantoo, a $155k purchase at New Zealand Bloodstock purchased by Troy who fell in love with her, headed to The Bool with some very good trial form under her belt and started Fav in the opener on Cup Day.

She settled well back from her wide draw but Craig Williams kept his poise and obviously knew what he had under him. He circumnavigated the field and loomed up ominously as they cornered. The leader and ultimate 2nd placegetter still had a lot to offer but Icantoo dropped into another gear and mowed it down to score a soft win.

Having the toughest run in the race and winning the way she did just franked our opinion she will make it into a top notch racehorse in the future.

The daughter of Per Incanto is owned by former NRL star Scott Pethybridge in conjunction with Ben Riddle, George Lygoyris, Nick Sutton, Rhett Tregunna and Shane & Rebecca Morrissy who were over the moon to have had their first ever Warrnambool Carnival winner!


Ex-NRL stars Craig Gower and Scott Pethybridge ruffle Seagulls’ feathers

Jon Geddes
July 5, 2016 - 11:51AM
Manly Daily

A halftime blast from ex-NRL stars Craig Gower and Scott Pethybridge lifted the Peninsula Seagulls to a win over East Campbelltown in the Sydney Shield.

Peninsula Seagulls go on the attack against East Campbelltown. Picture: Adam Ward

Peninsula Seagulls go on the attack against East Campbelltown. Picture: Adam Ward

A colourful halftime blast from former NRL stars Craig Gower and Scott Pethybridge lifted the Peninsula Seagulls to a 42-34 win over East Campbelltown in their Sydney Shield game at Lake Park on Sunday.

The frustrated coaches had watched their side squander a good start and an early 10-0 to trail 24-10 before going to the break behind 24-16.

“We thought we weren’t playing with much intensity or much spirit,” Pethybridge said.

“We have tended to come in and out of games and we challenged them to show what was under their jumpers more than anything.

Peninsula Seagulls cooches Craig Gower and Scott Pethybridge.

Peninsula Seagulls cooches Craig Gower and Scott Pethybridge.

“We said some choice words and they responded.”

The Seagulls showed what they are capable of by racing away to 42-24 lead before East Campbelltown crossed for two late consolation tries.

Peninsula prop and former Christian Brothers A grade skipper Josh Hall continued his good form and was prominent on his side’s revival which saw the side hold second spot on the ladder.

Fullback Jake Pickering, who crossed for two tries, and centre Knox Time both provided spark in attack and created plenty of opportunities with the ball.

“We can be a real threat in this competition but ‘Gowie’ and I both believe we are our own worst enemies at times — but I was proud of the way they reacted,” Pethybridge said.

At Lionel Watts Reserve Belrose led Windsor 32-16 before the score ended up 32-all.


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