Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES.jpg
Waerea-Hargreaves playing for Manly in 2008
Personal information
Nickname JWH
Born (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 25)
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight 121 kg (19 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009 Manly-Warringah 6 1 0 0 4
2010– Sydney Roosters 108 6 0 0 24
Total 114 7 0 0 28
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 New Zealand 16 2 0 0 8
2012 NRL All Stars 1 0 0 0 0
Source: NRL Stats

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is a professional rugby league footballer for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League (NRL). A New Zealand international representative second-row forward,[2] he started his NRL career at the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Waerea-Hargreaves later moved to the Sydney Roosters, with whom he won the 2013 NRL Premiership.

Background[edit]

Of Māori descent, Waerea-Hargreaves first made a name for himself playing schoolboy rugby union at Iona College (Queensland), through some impressive performances in the AIC competition, he made the AIC rep side versing the GPS rep side. He joined the Waratahs Academy in Sydney. He played for Australia at the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship in Ireland alongside future-Super Rugby players, such as Dan Palmer, Pat McCabe and Blair Connor.

Playing career[edit]

Waerea-Hargreaves was signed by Manly's recruitment manager, Noel Cleal, despite never having played rugby league.[3] He made his first-grade debut against the Brisbane Broncos in May 2009.[4] At the end of the 2009 season, Waerea-Hargreaves was named in the Toyota Cup's team of the year. In 2009 Waerea-Hargreaves was selected as part of the New Zealand Kiwis Four Nations squad and made his debut against Tonga.[5]

He joined the Sydney Roosters in 2010 on a three-year deal. For the 2010 Anzac Test, he was selected to play for New Zealand from the interchange bench in their loss against Australia. He played in the 2010 NRL Grand Final, losing to the St George-Illawarra Dragons. For the 2013 Anzac Test, Waerea-Hargreaves was selected to play for New Zealand as a prop forward in their loss against Australia.

Waerea-Hargreaves supported his team to victory in the grand final against the Manly Sea-eagles whilst playing within the likes of James Maloney and Sonny Bill Williams as a part of the Sydney Roosters during 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Versus". nrl.com. NRL. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "League central:Jared Waerea-Hargreaves". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 July 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Massoud, Josh (16 October 2008). "Soldiering on for his long-lost dad". Fox Sports News (Australia). Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Read, Brent (6 June 2009). "Orford deal to cost Manly new star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves". The Australian. Retrieved 3 July 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "League: Chance for rookie Kiwis". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 

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