Jake Webster

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Jake Webster
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Personal information
Full name Jake Ngapera Webster[1]
Born (1983-10-29) 29 October 1983 (age 30)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb) [2]
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–2006 Melbourne Storm 49 28 0 0 112
2007 Gold Coast Titans 18 4 0 0 16
2008–2012 Hull Kingston Rovers 105 41 7 0 178
2013– Castleford Tigers 13 6 0 0 24
Total 185 79 7 0 330
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–2007 New Zealand 8 5 0 0 20
As of 8 May 2014

Jake Webster (born 29 October 1983 in Melbourne, Australia) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Castleford Tigers of Super League. A New Zealand national representative three-quarter back, he previously played in Australasia's National Rugby League for the Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans, and in Super League for Hull Kingston Rovers.

Background[edit]

Webster spent the early years of his life in Moonee Ponds before moving to Brisbane with his father. He began his rugby league career as an eight-year-old with the Valleys rugby league club and remained with the club through to under-18s. Jake was first spotted by former Melbourne Storm assistant coach Anthony Griffin in 2000 and was offered a place with Storm feeder side, Norths Devils.

Professional plying career[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

In 2001 Webster was selected in the Queensland under-19s side and was offered a Storm contract soon after. He was the first Melbourne-born player to play with the Melbourne Storm. In round 16, 2006, he scored a memorable try that saved the Stom from certain defeat in one of the games of the year[3]

Webster signed for the Gold Coast Titans in 2006 and is a member of their inaugural season, in 2007. He was selected to play for the New Zealand national team on the wing in the 2007 ANZAC Test loss against Australia.[4]

Webster agreed a deal to join current English Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers on 30 August 2007 for a reported 3 year £100,000 per year contract after being released by the Titans.

Super League[edit]

Webster made his Super League debut in a 20-12 defeat by Leeds Rhinos in which he scored a brace and Hull KR's only tries. Jake made a good start to the 2010 season filling in for Paul Cooke at stand off and scoring a try in the opening fixture against Salford City Reds.[5]

On the 26th of June Webster signed for Castleford Tigers on a three-year deal, starting in 2013.[6] (For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Tries[edit]
Scores and results list Jake's try tally first.[7]
Date Venue Opponent Result Tournament Scored
2 February 2008 Headingley Carnegie, Leeds 20-12 Super League 2
10 February 2008 Craven Park St Helens 24-22 Super League 1
24 February 2008 Craven Park, Warrington 28-29 Super League 1
9 March 2008 Belle Vue Wakefield Trinity 22-20 Super League 1
21 March 2008 Craven Park Hull 11-10 Super League 1
30 March 2008 Craven Park Huddersfield 24-24 Super League 1
4 May 2008 Millennium Stadium, Hull 17-22 Super League 1
17 August 2008 Halliwell Jones Stadium Warrington 34-36 Super League 1
27 February 2009 Knowsley Road, St Helens 19-20 Super League 1
10 April 2009 KC Stadium, Hull 14-18 Super League 1
26 April 2009 Craven Park, Catalans Dragons 44-10 Super League 2
15 May 2009 JJB Stadium Wigan 12-20 Super League 1
28 June 2009 Craven Park Wigan 28-36 Super League 1
25 July 2009 Craven Park, Hull 24-18 Super League 1
16 August 2009 Craven Park St Helens 26-10 Super League 1
7 February 2010 Craven Park Salford 30-12 Super League 1
12 March 2010 Craven Park Wakefield Trinity 18-31 Super League 1
27 March 2010 Stade Gilbert Brutus Catalans Dragons 16-10 Super League 1
13 March 2011 Craven Park Crusaders 40-22 Super League 1
1 April 2011 Halton Stadium St Helens 34-16 Super League 1
25 April 2011 Craven Park Harlequins 37-24 Super League 1
15 May 2011 Craven Park Bradford 46-18 Super League 1
25 June 2011 Twickenham Stoop Harlequins RL 0-34 Super League 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ WEBSTER, JAKE NGAPERA 2005 - 2007 - KIWI #719 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ "Hull KR The Official Site of the Robins". web page. Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.rleague.com/db/content/73000/73149.php
  4. ^ "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Webster Wings In". Sportinglife. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Castleford Tigers". Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  7. ^ http://www.slstats.org/p335/Shaun+Briscoe.html

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