Jamie Mathiou

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Jamie Mathiou
Personal information
Born Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–1993 North Sydney Bears 4 1 0 0 4
1995–1996 Nth. Qld. Cowboys 11 1 0 0 4
1998–2001 Leeds Rhinos 136 4 0 0 16
Total 151 6 0 0 24
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–2000 Ireland 2 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP Leeds Rhinos

Jamie Mathiou (born in Queensland, Australia) is a former profssional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. An Ireland international representative forward, he played for Australian clubs North Sydney Bears and North Queensland Cowboys, and for English club Leeds Rhinos.

Playing career[edit]

While attending Kingscliff High School, Mathiou played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1989.[1]

Jamie Mathiou played for the Gold Coast Seagulls, North Sydney Bears and North Queensland Cowboys in Australia and Leeds Rhinos in the European Super League.[2] His position of choice was as a prop and he also played in the second-row.

The longest serving import for Leeds Rhinos since the change of import rules in 1982, Mathiou played 136 games for the club, starting 100 from the bench.[3] He played for Leeds from the interchange bench in their 1998 Super League Grand Final loss to Wigan Warriors.

Mathiou was an Ireland international and played at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.[4]

After retiring from Leeds, Mathiou played with and captained the Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup competition. Later he worked in recruitment for the Sydney Roosters for a number of years.[5][6]


  1. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Jamie Mathiou". Rugby League Project. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Mathiou". Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Teams: Ireland". BBC. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  5. ^ Josh Alston (9 November 2012). "Younger Bowen moves on as Cowboys overflow". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Peter Badel (29 November 2012). "Contract spat sees promising Jack Goodsell leave Titans and fly to Roosters". The Australian. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

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