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Kyle Laybutt

Kyle Laybutt
  • Date of Birth: 26-09-1995
  • Height: 189
  • Weight: 90
  • Position: Halfback, Five-eighth
  • Rep. Honours: Qld U18 (2013)
  • Junior Clubs: Bundaberg West Panthers
  • FG Debut: v Storm, 17/06/17 (Round 15, AAMI Park)
  • Club Debut: NYC v Broncos (Round 10, 2015)

Born/ home town: Bundaberg
Qualifications: Cert III Fitness, Cert I IT
Career highlight: NRL trial v Broncos in my home town of Bundaberg
Best part about being a Cowboy: The people I work with
First job: Landscaping
Favourite recipe: Butter chicken with brown rice
Personal motivator: Be patient
I would spend my last $10 on: Food
Goal after football: Finish uni degree
If you were an animal, what kind would you be? Kangaroo – strong legs
Something not many people know about you: I paint my toe nail for good luck
Advice to younger players: Play hard, train harder

Signed to Todd Payten’s 2015 Cowboys NYC squad mid-way through the 2015 season, Bundaberg junior Kyle Laybutt was a revelation at the club.

Starting off the bench at under-20s level, it wasn’t long before the naturally gifted footballer was starting in games, the five-eighth helping take the young Cowboys to a preliminary final.

In 2016 and having graduated from NYC, Laybutt was offered a two-year-deal at the Cowboys, the young playmaker spending a productive and successful season with the Townsville Blackhawks.

Laybutt will again be a major part of Blackhawks coach Kristian Woolf’s plans in 2017, but after a season training as a full-time rugby league professional, the young half made his NRL debut in the Round 15 golden-point extra-time thriller against the Melbourne Storm.