Jamie Jones-Buchanan

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan
Jamie Jones Buchanan.jpg
Jones-Buchanan in 2013
Personal information
Nickname Jonesy, JJB
Born (1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 32)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 14 st 13 lb (95 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–Present Leeds Rhinos 226 51 0 0 204
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–08 England 5 2 0 0 8
2007 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

Jamie Jones-Buchanan (born 1 August 1981) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for Leeds of Super League. An England international representative second-rower,[2][3] he has played his entire professional career to date with Leeds and has won four Super League championships with the club.

Playing career[edit]

Jones-Buchanan is the half brother of Salford and former Leeds Academy player Jodie Broughton his other half-brothers Austin Buchanan and Brooke Broughton are also professional rugby league players. He began playing rugby at Stanningley ARLFC and progressed through the Leeds Academy signing for the club when he was 15 years old. His Leeds début was on 07/05/1999 against Wakefield Trinity.

Jones-Buchanan played for the Leeds Rhinos from the interchange bench in their 2004 Super League Grand Final victory against the Bradford Bulls. As Super League IX champions, the Rhinos faced 2004 NRL season premiers, the Bulldogs in the 2005 World Club Challenge. Jones-Buchanan played at second-row forward and scored a try in Leeds' 39-32 victory. Jones-Buchanan played for Leeds in the 2005 Challenge Cup final from the interchange bench in their loss against Hull FC.[4] He played for the Leeds Rhinos from the interchange bench in their 2005 Super League Grand Final loss against Bradford Bulls.

Jones-Buchanan played in 2008's Super League XIII Grand Final victory over St. Helens.[5] He was named in the England squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[6] Jamie Jones-Buchanan's Testimonial match at Leeds took place in 2009.

Jones-Buchanan played at second-row forward for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup final which was lost to Wigan.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Emma Jones-Buchanan, whom he met when he was 14, and has four children, Bane, Lore, Dacx and Kurgan. He is a devout Christian and attends church on Sundays.[7] He has also supported the White Ribbon Campaign, a charity that encourages men to challenge violence against women. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds Rhinos Players & Coaches 1st Team". web page. Leeds Rhinos. 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hull stun Leeds in Challenge Cup". BBC News. 27 August 2005. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "2008 Grand Final". BBC. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Purdham earns World Cup call-up". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  7. ^ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/leeds_rhinos_simple_life_for_jamie_jones_buchanan_interview_1_2250462
  8. ^ http://wrcuk.wordpress.com/tag/white-ribbon-day/

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