Joe Walsh is a professional rugby league player. He has previously been with the Bradford Bulls, Leeds Rhinos and a two-year loan spell with Harlequins RL. He recently left Huddersfield Giants by mutual consent, and is currently attracting a lot of attention from rugby union, which he played as a youngster, gaining representative honors. He is regarded by many as a highly talented youngster, with a great future in prospect, and has represented England at all ages from U15s to U18s, and was an integral part of the England academies in 2007 and 2008, as a result of some outstanding performances, went on to make his super league debut at the age of 17. He is a ball-playing loose forward who can also slot into the second row. After a great start to the 2009 season, he was struck down with a bad shoulder injury, and was ruled out for the majority of the campaign.