Jamie Peacock

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Jamie Peacock
Personal information
Full name James Darryl Peackock
Born (1977-12-14) 14 December 1977 (age 37)
Leeds, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 17 st 2 lb (109 kg)[1]
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–05 Bradford 207 42 0 0 168
2006–15 Leeds 247 24 0 0 96
Total 454 66 0 0 264
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–11 England 21 8 0 0 32
2001–07 Great Britain 26 0 0 0 0
Yorkshire
As of 19 July 2014
Source: Rugby League Project Profile

Jamie Peacock, MBE (born 14 December 1977) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for English Super League club, Leeds Rhinos. Also a former Great Britain and England international representative prop forward and captain, Peacock has won championships with Leeds as well as Bradford Bulls, whom he previously played for.

Background[edit]

Born in Leeds, Peacock is a product of Bradford's junior programme, but first began playing rugby with Stanningley SARLC having been born and brought up in Leeds. On his way to becoming a first team regular for Bradford Jamie spent a month on loan at Featherstone Rovers and that season made four appearances and scored one try. He also enjoyed a spell at University of Wollongong in Australia as he learned his rugby trade.[2]

Professional playing career[edit]

Bradford[edit]

He made his Super League début in 1999 for Bradford, making two starts and 16 substitute appearances for the club, scoring six tries. However, it was the following year that he really cemented his place in the side helping Bradford to Rugby League Challenge Cup success over Leeds at Murrayfield. During his time with Bradford he won every honour available, with Grand Final, Challenge Cup and World Club Challenge honours to his credit with Peacock recognised as being one of the key ingredients of this success.[dubious ] He has rightly gained a reputation as one of the best forwards in world rugby[dubious ] and is a player who has gained respect[dubious ] from not just the fans but the critics as well as his peers, winning such accolades as Man of Steel, Players’ Player of the Year and Rugby League Writers’ Player of the Year.

Peacock earned himself a place in John Kear’s England side for the 2000 World Cup. He made four appearances in the World Cup that year, scoring an impressive six tries which including a hat trick against Fiji at Headingley. Peacock played for the Bradford Bulls at second-row forward in their 2001 Super League Grand Final victory against the Wigan Warriors. Peacock played for England in 2001 against Wales. Also In 2001, he capped the season by making his Great Britain début against Australia scoring a try after just 86 seconds of his début in the first test victory at Huddersfield.[3] He then become a permanent presence in the Great Britain squad making 14 appearances, all but three of which have been in the starting line up. Peacock won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford in 2001 against Australia (2 matches), and Australia (sub), in 2002 against Australia, New Zealand, and New Zealand (sub) (2 matches), in 2003 against Australia (3 matches), in 2004 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand, in 2005 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches).

As Super League VI champions, the Bulls played against 2001 NRL Premiers, the Newcastle Knights in the 2002 World Club Challenge. Peacock played at second-row forward in Bradford's victory. He made 30 appearances as Bradford again returned to Old Trafford for the 2002 Super League Grand Final only to lose out to a Sean Long drop goal. However, Bradford were unstoppable as they captured the Challenge Cup, League Leaders and Grand Final trophies ahead of Leeds and Wigan respectively and Peacock was named Players Player of the Year, Rugby League Writers Player of the Year and Man of Steel.

Peacock played for the Bradford Bulls at second-row forward their 2003 Super League Grand Final victory against the Wigan Warriors. Having won Super League VIII, Bradford played against 2003 NRL Premiers, the Penrith Panthers in the 2004 World Club Challenge. Peacock captained the Bulls at second-row forward in their 22-4 victory. Bradford then battled all the way with Leeds to Old Trafford were Leeds finally got the advantage over their old nemesis. He also played for Bradford at second-row forward in their 2004 Super League Grand Final loss against the Leeds Rhinos. Peacock was then selected in the Great Britain team to compete in the end of season 2004 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament. In the final against Australia he played at second-row forward in the Lions' 44-4 loss. Peacock was honoured with the captaincy at Bradford in his final year at Odsal and played for the Bulls at prop forward in their 2005 Super League Grand Final victory against Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.

Leeds[edit]

Peacock was made captain of Great Britain for the 2005 and 2006 Gillette Tri-Nations tournaments due to injuries to Paul Sculthorpe. Leeds born Peacock joined the club he supported as a boy in 2006 from local rivals Bradford. He made his Leeds début against Huddersfield on the opening day of the season.

Peacock played for Great Britain while at Leeds in 2006 against New Zealand (3 matches), and Australia (2 matches), in 2007 against New Zealand (3 matches).[4] He played in the 2008 Super League Grand Final victory over St Helens.[5] and was also part of the 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Super League Grand Final squads and has most recently won the World Club Challenge against the Manly Sea Eagles. On 23 March 2012 he signed a new 2 year contract which he said would be his last 2 years in rugby league.

He played for England in 2008 against France. On 16 June 2008, Peacock was announced as the England captain for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He was named in the England squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[6] He was selected for the England squad to compete in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup tournament in Australia. Group A's first match against Papua New Guinea he played at prop forward in England's victory. He also played against Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), in 2009 against France (2 matches), Australia, New Zealand and Australia. Peacock played a starring role in Leeds' 33-6 Grand Final defeat of then reigning champions' St Helens. He played a full 80 minutes to win his 4th Super League champions ring. He has been named in the Super League Dream Team for both the 2008's Super League XIII & 2009's Super League XIV season.[7] He was selected to play for England against France in the one-off test in 2010.[8]

Jamie signed a new one-year deal at Leeds in July 2011.[9] Later that year he played at prop forward for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup final which was lost to Wigan.

Peacock was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to rugby league.[10][11] On 26 June 2012, Peacock announced his retirement from the international rugby league.[12]

(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bradford
Leeds

Individual[edit]

Orders and special awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds Rhinos Players & Coaches 1st Team". web page. Leeds Rhinos. 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Paul (25 April 2008). "Peacock dares to dream". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 29 April 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Tri-Nations: Great Britain profiles". Mail Online (UK: Daily Mail). 19 October 2004. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "2008 Grand Final". BBC Sport. 4 October 2008. Archived from the original on 30 September 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "Purdham earns World Cup call-up". BBC Sport. 7 October 2008. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "2008 engage Super League Dream Team". Super League. 15 September 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2008. 
  8. ^ Hadfield, Dave (13 June 2010). "Widdop passes his first Test at a canter". The Independent (London, UK: Independent Print Limited). Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  9. ^ 6 July 2011.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60009. p. 20. 31 December 2011.
  11. ^ "New Year’s Honours: MBE for Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock". Yorkshire Evening Post. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Jamie Peacock". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 

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