Jack Reed (rugby league)

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Jack Reed
Personal information
Born (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 26)
Silsden, West Yorkshire, England[1]
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011– Brisbane Broncos 93 37 0 0 148
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011 England 4 2 0 0 8
2012 NRL All Stars 1 1 0 0 4
As of 14 August 2014
Source: RLP

Jack Reed (born 15 July 1988) is an English-Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Brisbane Broncos of the NRL. An England international representative centre three-quarter back, He has played his entire NRL career to date with the Broncos, having previously played in the Queensland Cup.

Background[edit]

Reed was born in Silsden, Keighley, England before moving to Bribie Island, Queensland where he played his junior rugby league with the Caboolture Snakes club and the Bribie Island Warrigals.

Playing career[edit]

Reed was then signed up to play for the Canberra Raiders feeder club Souths Logan Magpies, where he hoped to make the Canberra Raiders first team, he was then offered a chance to join a Co-operative Championship club after failing to impress at Canberra, it was then after he was signed to the Broncos and playing with the Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup.[2]

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

After an impressive 2010 Queensland Cup season with the Norths Devils, Reed was recommended by Norths Devils CEO Mark Murray to take part in Brisbane Broncos pre-season training as part of the feeder arrangement between the two clubs.[3] Reed instantly impressed Brisbane Broncos staff with his attitude and work ethic and was rewarded by playing in all three pre-season trials for the Broncos.[4]

2011[edit]

Just weeks out from the start of the 2011 NRL season Reed signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos and his rise from park footballer to professional footballer was complete when he made his NRL debut in Round 1 against the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium, scoring a try in the Broncos' narrow 16-14 loss.

On 15 September 2011, it was announced that Reed had chosen to represent England, the country of the birth. At the end of the 2011 Brisbane Broncos season in which they were knocked out of the finals by eventual premiers the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Reed was named the club's rookie of the year.[5]

Reed started off his England international career in a warm-up test against France before the 2011 Four Nations tournament. He scored a 70-metre try. Reed was then selected to play at Centre against Wales in the 2011 Four Nations and he scored a try. Reed once again started in the Centre in the 36-20 loss to Australia at Wembley Stadium where he scored a try. Reed also played against New Zealand which England won 28-6 to reach the final, Reed was at Centre in the 30-8 loss against Australia in the 2011 Four Nations final.

2012[edit]

Reed was selected in the Centre in the NRL All Stars team for the 2012 All Stars match and scored a try in the 65th minute.

Jack featured from Round 1 to Round 17. Reed also featured in Round 22-26 and the Final Series. He scored 2 tries in Round 6 against Wests Tigers and another try in Round 9 against New Zealand Warriors. He also scored in Round 10 against Manly Sea Eagles and in Round 12 Melbourne Storm. Reed also scored in Round 13 Newcastle Knights and Round 14 Sydney Roosters.

Reed suffered a broken leg scare which turned out to be a minor injury which interrupted his 2012 season.

2013[edit]

Reed featured from Round 1 to Round 10. Reed then played in Round 12 to Round 17. Reed featured in Round 21 to Round 26. He scored against Melbourne Storm (1 try), South Sydney Rabbitohs (1 try), Gold Coast Titans (2 tries), Wests Tigers (1 try), Newcastle Knights (1 try) and Parramatta Eels (1 try).

2014[edit]

Reed featured in Round 1 to Round 18 (including two byes) then featured in Round 20 to Round 26. He scored against Sydney Roosters (1 try), South Sydney Rabbitohs (2 tries), Gold Coast Titans (1 try), Manly Sea Eagles (3 tries), Penrith Panthers (1 try), Newcastle Knights (2 tries) and Melbourne Storm (1 try).

Statistics[edit]

Club Career Statistics:

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 27 12 - - 48
2012 22 7 - - 28
2013 21 7 - - 28
2014 23 11 - - 44
Total 93 37 - - 148

England RL Career Statistics:

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 5 3 - - 12
2012 - - - - -
2013 - - - - -
Total 5 3 - - 12

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