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Shane Elford
Shane Elford (23 April 2005).jpg
Personal information
Full name Shane Elford
Nickname Spud, Spider
Born 28 December 1977 (1977-12-28) (age 32)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 15 st 2 lbs (96 kg)
Playing information
Position Centre / Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–2003 Penrith Panthers 69 23 0 0 92
2004–2006 Wests Tigers 59 18 0 0 72
2007–2008 Huddersfield Giants 36 7 0 0 28
2009– Penrith Panthers 15 4 0 0 16
Total 179 52 0 0 208
Source: NRL Stats, RLP and Super League

Shane Elford (born 28 December 1977 in Penrith, New South Wales), is an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers. He has previously played for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League (NRL) and his position of choice is at Centre.

Following injuries to Benji Marshall and Paul Whatuira during the 2006 season, Elford was trialled at five-eighth during rounds 21 to 26. His first assignment was handling Brisbane Broncos captain Darren Lockyer. The Tigers won that match 20–6 and were the third-last club to beat the eventual premiers before the finals.

He is a member of the Wests Tigers' 2005 Premiership winning team in their 30–16 win over the North Queensland Cowboys.

Elford signed a one-year deal with his former club Penrith after being released by Hudderfield in 2008.[1]

Career highlights

  • Junior Club: St Marys
  • First Grade Debut: Round 21, Penrith v Canberra at Canberra Stadium, 2 August, 1998
  • First Grade Record: 109 appearances scoring 36 tries

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