Brenden Santi

Brenden Santi
Santi playing for the Wentworthville Magpies in 2014.
Personal information
Born (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Playing information
Position Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–15 Wests Tigers 11 0 0 0 0
2016– Sydney Roosters 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–16 Italy 4 1 0 0 4
As of 6 July 2015
Source: [1]

Brenden Santi (born 5 August 1993) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. He plays at lock. He previously played for the Wests Tigers.


Born in Bankstown, New South Wales, Santi played his junior rugby league for the Chester Hill Hornets before being signed by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Playing career

In 2010, Santi was a part of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' NYC squad but didn't play a game. He joined the Wests Tigers and played for their NYC team from 2011 to 2013.[2][3][4]

During his initial period with the Wests Tigers, Santi captained the Australian Schoolboys in 2011, [5] and played in the Tigers' 2012 NYC Grand Final win over the Canberra Raiders. He also played for the New South Wales Under 20s team, winning the Players' Player award.[5] At the end of 2013, Santi played for Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, playing three games from the bench.

Santi signed a 2-year contract with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2014. Coach Ricky Stuart said, "Brenden ticks a lot of boxes in regards to the type of player we want to build our club around - no nonsense and tough with a high work rate."[5]

By the start of 2014, Stuart had been replaced as Eels coach by Brad Arthur. On 8 May 2014, Santi returned to the Wests Tigers mid-season on a contract to the end of 2015.[6] Santi said, "I did what most young kids would do and left [Wests Tigers] for an opportunity. I wasn't filthy, because they had a lot of quality first graders in front of me. I got bought by Ricky Stuart, [but] Brad Arthur had other plans at Parramatta. And I don't think I was in them."[7]

In Round 25 of the 2014 NRL season, Santi made his NRL debut for the Tigers against the Canberra Raiders,[8] in what was his only appearance for the season.

Santi played in 10 games in 2015, all from the bench. He was not re-signed at the end of the season.[9]

In 2016, he joined the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup.[10] At the end of the 2016 season, he joined the Sydney Roosters for 2017.[11]


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  2. "Brenden Santi".
  3. "England 14 Italy 15: we now face the biggest week of our lives, says England captain Kevin Sinfield". 20 October 2013.
  4. "Rugby League World Cup 2013".
  5. 1 2 3 "Parramatta Eels Sign Brenden Santi". 24 July 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. "Santi re-joins Wests Tigers". 8 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  7. Encarnacion, Matt (11 March 2015). "Tigers prodigal son finally gets his shot". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. "Late Changes: NRL Round 25". 20 August 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  9. "2016 NRL Transfers". Rugby League Week.
  10. Media, Blackhawks. "Emerging and vintage talent secure Blackhawks win". QRL. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  11. "Antony Stewart on Twitter: "Sad news for the @TsvBlackhawks but exciting for Brenden Santi, who's agreed to join @sydneyroosters in @NRL next season @7NewsTownsville"". 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-23.

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