|Full name||Jake Ngapera Webster|
29 October 1983 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (15 st 10 lb) |
|2007||Gold Coast Titans||18||4||0||0||16|
|2008–2012||Hull Kingston Rovers||105||41||7||0||178|
|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.
Webster, of Māori descent, 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
National Rugby League
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
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.
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.
- Scores and results list Jake's try tally first.
- WEBSTER, JAKE NGAPERA 2005 - 2007 - KIWI #719 nzleague.co.nz
- "Hull KR The Official Site of the Robins". web page. Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
- "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "Webster Wings In". Sportinglife. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
- "Castleford Tigers". Retrieved 2012-06-26.