Mantellato playing for the Knights in 2013.
|Born||21 April 1987|
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (14 st 11 lb)|
As of 23 January 2017
Josh Mantellato (born 21 April 1987) is an Italy international rugby league footballer who plays on the wing for the Wyong Roos in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League and the Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League.
He played his junior rugby league for the Wyong Roos.
Up until 2011, Mantellato played for the Wyong Roos in the Newcastle Rugby League.
In 2010, Mantellato made his international debut for Italy.
In 2012, Mantellato joined the Newcastle Knights' New South Wales Cup team, finishing the season as the competition's highest point-scorer, with 306 points. On 12 September 2012, he was named on the wing in the 2012 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year. He then signed a 1-year contract with the Knights.
In Round 12 of the 2013 NRL season, Mantellato made his NRL debut for the Knights against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He scored a try and kicked 3 goals on debut. On 20 August 2013, he re-signed with the Knights on a 1-year contract. On 22 September 2013, he was again named on the wing in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year. During 2013, he featured in Italy's successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifying tournament and was selected in the 24-man squad for the World Cup campaign. On 19 October 2013, he kicked the winning field goal in Italy's 15-14 warm up game win over England.
On 11 August 2014, Mantellato signed a 3-year contract with Super League club, Hull Kingston Rovers, starting in 2015. He made his Super League debut in Round 1 against the Leeds Rhinos. He kicked off his Super League points tally by kicking 5 goals in their 30-40 first round defeat. He scored his first two Super League tries against the Warrington Wolves in Round 3.
In January, Mantellato returned to Australia to play for Sydney Roosters feeder club, Wyong Roos on a 1-year contract following the relegation of Hull Kingston Rovers to the Kingstone Press Championship.
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