Brian Jellick

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Brian Jellick
Personal information
Full name Brian Andrew Jellick[1]
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Glenora Bears
1995 Waitakere City 24 18 0 0 72
1997 Widnes Vikings
1999–01 North Qld Cowboys 48 15 0 0 60
Total 72 33 0 0 132
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998 New Zealand Māori
1999–00 New Zealand 3 6 0 0 24
Source: [1], [2] & [3]

Brian Andrew Jellick is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s. A New Zealand national representative winger, he played his club football in New Zealand, England and Australia.

Playing career[edit]

Jellick played in the Auckland Rugby League competition with the Glenora Bears club. In 1995 he played for the Waitakere City Raiders in the Lion Red Cup.[2] He was the recruited by English side Widnes to play in Super League in 1997.[3][4] He returned to New Zealand in 1998 and scored two tries for Glenora in the 1998 Fox Memorial grand final. He represented Auckland in the 1998 domestic season.[5]

Jellick signed with the North Queensland Cowboys and debuted during a 1999 NRL season game in New Zealand against the Auckland Warriors which the Cowboys won.[6] He spent three seasons with the club, playing in 48 games.

Representative career[edit]

In 1998 he was selected to tour the Cook Islands with the New Zealand Māori side.[7]

In 1999 he made his test debut for New Zealand against Tonga. In this game he scored four tries for the Kiwis, the second highest amount in one match for a New Zealand side.[8] He played three tests for the Kiwis, including two matches at the 2000 World Cup.

Later years[edit]

Following his departure from top-flight rugby league competition, Jellick remained in Queensland and continued playing for the Redcliffe Dolphins and later the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup. He has since returned to New Zealand, continuing his association with rugby league by getting involved in junior coaching in Auckland with the Ponsonby Ponies[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JELLICK, BRIAN ANDREW 1999 - 2000 - KIWI #682 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.106
  3. ^ Andrew, Kirchin (1997-04-24). "VIKINGS: Depression deepens for Vikings fans". Northwich Guardian (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  4. ^ Hadfield, Dave (1997-01-25). "Siddal lead amateurs' charge". Independent, The (independent.co.uk). Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  5. ^ New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.125
  6. ^ cowboys.com.au. "Year 5 - 1999". History @ North Queensland Cowboys. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  7. ^ New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.118
  8. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.261.
  9. ^ "Ponies Post" (pdf). ponsonbyponies.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

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