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Chad Townsend

Halfback

Cowboys

Player Bio

Height:
181 cm
Date of Birth:
10 January 1991
Weight:
87 kg
Birthplace:
Caringbah, NSW
Age:
33
Nickname:
Chaddy
Debut Club:
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Date:
03 June 2011
Opposition:
Brisbane Broncos
Round:
13
Previous Clubs:
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, New Zealand Warriors
Junior Club:
Yarrawarrah Tigers
Biography:

Cowboys member number: 766451

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Townsend appeared in 192 NRL games over the first 11 years of his NRL career with the Sharks and Warriors.

The Yarrawarrah Tigers junior was an instrumental member of the Sharks’ powerhouse outfit which claimed a historic maiden premiership in 2016.

Townsend has compiled a prolific career in Sharks colours, ranking 10th in points and 22nd in appearances in club history.

The 33-year-old, who didn't miss a game in his first two seasons with the Cowboys, amassed 32 try assists, 31 forced dropouts and 21,142 kicking metres.

Townsend is contracted until the end of the 2024 season.

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Who is your celebrity lookalike: James Franco
If you could swap jobs with anyone in the world, who would it be: Pat McAfee
Least favourite household chore: Cleaning the kitchen
One thing you’d like to learn how to do: Hit higher draws
One thing that you really dislike: Vegemite
Favourite holiday destination: America
What would your ultimate golf grouping be: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Steph Curry

Career

Appearances
256
Tries
39

2024 Season

Appearances
14

Scoring

Tries
2

Kicking

Forced Drop Outs
6
Average Kicking Metres
313.9

Attack

Try Assists
17
Line Break Assists
11

Passing

Offloads
5
Receipts
770

Defence

Tackles Made
281
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
56
Total Running Metres
786

Fantasy

Total Points
559
Average Points
39.9

2024 Season - By Round

Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Dolphins Won 18 - 43 Halfback 80 - - 1 - 1 454 - 1 - - 15 - 72 9 3 94 - -
2 Knights Won 21 - 20 Halfback 82 1 - 1 - 5 339 1 1 1 - 18 - 62 26 1 88 - -
3 Dragons Won 24 - 46 Halfback 80 1 - - - 4 244 - 1 1 3 7 - 58 19 2 86 - -
4 Broncos Lost 38 - 12 Halfback 80 - - - - - 307 - 1 - 1 12 1 40 18 2 38 - -
5 Titans Won 35 - 22 Halfback 70 - - 1 - 1 172 - 2 - - 24 1 54 20 2 82 - -
6 Eels Lost 27 - 20 Halfback 80 - - - - - 250 1 - - - 7 1 57 18 4 90 - -
7 Sharks Lost 42 - 6 Halfback 80 - - - - - 409 1 1 - - 1 - 63 23 5 35 - -
8 Panthers Lost 20 - 26 Halfback 80 - - - - - 292 1 1 - 3 5 1 60 23 4 42 - -
10 Titans Lost 20 - 18 Halfback 80 - - - - - 289 - 3 - - 7 - 56 16 8 68 - -
11 Rabbitohs Won 22 - 28 Halfback 80 - - - - - 313 - - - 1 10 - 45 16 5 58 - -
12 Wests Tigers Won 42 - 28 Halfback 80 - - - - - 387 1 4 - - - - 56 23 4 - - -
13 Roosters Won 16 - 18 Halfback 80 - - - - - 234 - - - - 4 1 48 25 4 45 - -
14 Warriors Lost 12 - 42 Halfback 70 - - - - - 375 - - - - - - 44 22 1 6 - -
15 Raiders Won 16 - 34 Halfback 80 - - - - - 329 1 2 - - - - 55 23 5 50 - -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Sharks 2011 11 4 7 - 36% 2 19 - - 46 3,824 347.64 70.37% - 5 6 - 235 25 85.94% 305 27.00 5 - -
Sharks 2012 3 2 1 - 67% 1 8 - - 20 1,360 453.33 61.54% - 3 1 - 55 11 83.33% 114 38.00 7 - -
Sharks 2013 5 1 4 - 20% - 1 - - 2 1,293 258.68 100.00% 1 - 1 240 119 11 88.36% 169 33.00 - 188 37.6
Warriors 2014 19 11 8 - 58% 3 14 - - 40 2,640 138.93 53.85% 14 10 11 895 337 34 86.46% 1,018 53.00 28 675 35.5
Warriors 2015 22 9 13 - 41% 2 - - - 9 3,665 166.60 - 15 9 14 1,031 449 57 88.74% 1,603 72.00 35 890 40.4
Sharks 2016 27 20 6 1 74% 7 6 - - 41 3,381 125.22 54.55% 13 13 7 1,172 625 61 85.17% 1,335 49.00 29 1,011 37.4
Sharks 2017 25 15 10 - 60% 6 2 - - 29 6,297 251.89 40.00% 21 8 9 1,224 509 68 88.21% 1,177 47.00 27 923 36.9
Sharks 2018 27 17 10 - 63% 5 62 - - 148 7,548 279.56 73.81% 15 14 7 1,313 534 105 83.57% 1,352 50.00 9 1,157 42.8
Sharks 2019 25 12 13 - 48% 6 7 3 - 41 4,880 195.21 58.33% 19 13 14 1,453 481 58 89.24% 1,425 57.00 16 959 38.4
Sharks 2020 12 5 7 - 42% 1 4 - - 12 2,254 187.86 80.00% 7 9 2 624 221 41 84.35% 924 77.00 4 408 34.0
Sharks 2021 11 3 8 - 27% - 31 1 - 63 4,369 397.18 81.58% 7 10 1 690 209 44 82.61% 548 49.00 - 552 50.2
Warriors 2021 5 - 5 - - - 3 - - 6 1,562 312.46 100.00% 3 4 1 242 79 14 84.95% 155 31.00 - 188 37.6
Cowboys 2022 26 18 8 - 69% 2 4 1 - 17 10,318 396.83 100.00% 17 20 3 1,550 509 77 86.86% 1,288 49.00 9 1,012 38.9
Cowboys 2023 24 12 12 - 50% 2 6 5 - 25 10,864 452.65 54.55% 14 12 5 1,383 441 92 82.74% 1,138 47.00 13 883 36.8
Cowboys 2024 14 8 6 - 57% 2 - 3 - 11 4,395 313.91 - 6 17 5 770 281 50 84.89% 786 56.00 - 559 39.9

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals 1 Point Field Goals 2 Point Field Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Sharks
2011
2016
2013
2021
146 79 66 1 54% 28 140 4 - 402 35,207 241.15 71.43% 83 75 48 6,716 2,862 424 87.10% 7,103 48.00 101 5,047 38.2
Warriors
2014
2021
2015
2021
46 20 26 - 43% 5 17 - - 55 7,867 171.02 56.67% 32 23 26 2,168 865 105 89.18% 2,777 60.00 64 1,753 38.1
Cowboys 2022 2024 64 38 26 - 59% 6 10 9 - 53 25,576 399.62 66.67% 37 49 13 3,703 1,231 219 84.90% 3,212 50.00 23 2,454 38.3

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