Carl Webb was an ex-professional rugby league player from Australia, operated as a prop, second-row, and lock during the 2000s and 2010s. His career included stints with the Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys, and the Parramatta Eels in the NRL.
Age: 42 years
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 108 kg
Born: 20 March 1981
Died: 21 December 2023
Birthplace: Mount Isa City, Australia
Profession: Australian rugby league player
Details regarding his parents are undisclosed or not publicly available. Webb hailed from Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia, and possessed a heritage rooted in Indigenous Australian and New Zealand ancestry.
Details about his siblings are not available or publicly disclosed.
Information regarding Carl’s marital status is not confirmed, and details about his married life have not been publicly disclosed according to available sources.
During the mid-1990s, Webb began his rugby league journey with the Dalby Diehards in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition, showcasing his talent as a teenager at the age of 15 and 16 by playing in the Dalby first-grade side.
Following his stint with the Toowoomba Clydesdales, Webb transitioned to the NRL, making his debut for the Brisbane Broncos in 2000 against the North Queensland Cowboys. His remarkable performance earned him the Rookie of the Year award for the 2001 Brisbane Broncos season. However, a combination of inconsistent form and injuries led him to sign with the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2005 season.
Webb had a strong start to the 2005 NRL season and secured a spot in the Queensland Maroons. Unfortunately, injuries and a suspension for punching prevented him from participating in the 2005 NRL Grand Final. He bounced back in 2006, scoring a try in Game II of the State of Origin series. In 2007, despite starting the season strongly, he faced a setback with a broken jaw but returned to the field in round 8.
In May 2008, Webb made his debut for the Australian national team in a test against New Zealand. He re-signed with the Cowboys until the end of the 2010 season. Webb’s involvement extended to the Prime Minister’s XIII and the opening night of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, where he played for the Indigenous Australian team against the New Zealand Maori team.
Selected for the prop forward position in the 2010 All Stars match for the Indigenous All Stars team, Webb later signed with the Parramatta Eels on August 31, 2010, for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. His move to the Eels marked a new chapter in his NRL journey, joining fellow veterans Chris Walker, Chris Hicks, Casey McGuire, and Paul Whatuira.
Drawing on his years of boxing experience, Webb stepped into the professional boxing ring in January 2010. His debut match took place on the undercard of the Anthony Mundine versus Robert Medley event in Sydney, where he faced heavyweight Scott Lewis. Unfortunately, Webb did not emerge victorious in the bout, experiencing a loss in his professional boxing debut.
Carl Webb Arresting
In 2015, Webb faced legal troubles when he was arrested and charged with three counts of attempting to enter a dwelling with intent at night, making threats of violence, and one count of wilful damage. These charges stemmed from a late-night street incident in Trinity Park, a suburb of Cairns. On September 14, 2015, Webb received a sentence of 18 months’ probation, which included a counseling order. Additionally, he was mandated to pay a total of $2,417 for the repair of damages to the homes and a car involved in the incident. Notably, no conviction was recorded in connection with the charges.
Carl Webb Illness
On March 5, 2020, it came to light that Webb had received a diagnosis of early-onset motor neurone disease (MND). In response to his own battle with the condition, Webb initiated the Carl Webb Foundation in 2020. The foundation’s purpose is to raise awareness and funds to support individuals grappling with motor neurone disease. Webb’s efforts through the foundation aimed to contribute to the broader understanding of MND and provide assistance to those affected by the disease.
Carl Webb Net Worth
At the time of his passing, Carl Webb’s net worth was reported to be 14 million dollars.
Carl Webb Cause of Death
Former Queensland enforcer Carl Webb has reportedly passed away after a four-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease. He died on Thursday night at the age of 39, having been diagnosed with MND. Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive neurological disorder that damages the brain and nerves, gradually weakening muscles and eventually causing paralysis.
Webb, known for his formidable presence in rugby league, reportedly experienced a fall at his home in Dalby on Thursday night and succumbed shortly after. ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys acknowledged Webb’s bravery in facing MND, stating, “He was a fearsome player and competitor and one of the toughest forwards to play in his era. He had a physical presence and aggression which was unmatched.”
Webb played a significant role in teams such as the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys, earning 12 appearances for Queensland and representing Australia in the Centenary Test in 2008. Additionally, he contributed to the Indigenous All Stars, playing in their inaugural match in 2010. Webb’s career spanned 187 first-grade games, leaving a lasting impact on the sport.
V’landys extended condolences on behalf of the Commission, expressing sympathy to Carl’s family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing and playing alongside him.