Cessnock Goannas winger Joe Woodbury to appear on The Bachelorette Australia

He's had no trouble finding the tryline on the local footy field, and now Cessnock Goannas winger Joe Woodbury is hoping to find love.

The 25-year-old has been revealed as a contestant on season six of The Bachelorette Australia.

The series - which is expected to air in October - features 2019 Bachelor contestant Elly Miles and her sister Becky, with both sisters looking for love.

In a clip released by Channel 10 on Monday night (see below), Joe - dressed in a black and gold checked shirt - appears to know Elly, saying "It's a small world" when he meets the sisters.

According to Daily Mail Australia, the pair follow each other on Instagram.

Joe grew up in Cessnock and now lives in Newcastle, while Parkes-raised nurse Elly previously lived in Newcastle before moving to Sydney this year.

A mechanic by trade, Joe made his first grade debut for the Goannas in 2014 and has become a crowd favourite with his speed and agility.

He scored a double in Saturday's win over the Maitland Pickers, his first appearance for the Goannas this year. This year's Newcastle Rugby League season didn't start until July 18 due to COVID-19.

FULL FLIGHT: Cessnock Goannas winger Joe Woodbury in a game against South Newcastle in 2019. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

FULL FLIGHT: Cessnock Goannas winger Joe Woodbury in a game against South Newcastle in 2019. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

According to MyCastingNet.com, the Bachelorette series was expected to be filmed from June to August.

Channel 10 has not yet released the premiere date for the 2020 season, but the finale of the current season of The Bachelor Australia airs this Thursday night, and The Bachelorette usually starts a couple of weeks later.

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