Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 2013.JPG
Personal information
Nickname JWH
Born (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 26)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009 Manly-Warringah 6 1 0 0 4
2010– Sydney Roosters 117 6 0 0 24
Total 123 7 0 0 28
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 New Zealand 16 2 0 0 8
2012–15 NRL All Stars 2 0 0 0 0
As of 21 December 2014
Source: [1]

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (born 20 January 1989) is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League. A New Zealand international representative Prop,[2] Waerea-Hargreaves 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.

Early years[edit]

Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, Waerea-Hargreaves is of Māori descent. Waerea-Hargreaves later moved to Australia and first made a name for himself playing schoolboy rugby union at Iona College (Queensland), through some impressive performances in the AIC competition, making the AIC rep side versing the GPS rep side. Waerea-Hargreaves joined the Waratahs Academy in Sydney. Waerea-Hargreaves 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.[3][4] Waerea-Hargreaves was signed by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles recruitment manager, Noel Cleal, despite never having played rugby league.[5] Waerea-Hargreaves played in the Sea Eagles NYC team in 2008 and 2009.

Playing career[edit]


Waerea-Hargreaves made his NRL debut against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 9 of the 2009 NRL season, playing off the interchange bench in the Sea Eagles 22-20 win at Suncorp Stadium.[6] In his next match in Round 15 Waerea-Hargreaves scored his first NRL career try in the Sea Eagles 20-14 win against the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval.[7] At the end of the 2009 season, Waerea-Hargreaves was named in the Toyota Cup team of the year.[8] Waerea-Hargreaves played 6 matches and scored a try in the 2009 NRL season. Waerea-Hargreaves was selected as part of the New Zealand Kiwis Four Nations squad and made his debut against Tonga.[9] Waerea-Hargreaves scored two tries against France in the Kiwis 62-12 win at Stade Ernest Wallon.[10]


Waerea-Hargreaves joined the Sydney Roosters in 2010 on a three-year deal. For the 2010 ANZAC Test, Waerea-Hargreaves was selected to play for New Zealand from the interchange bench in their 12-8 loss against Australia at AAMI Park.[11] In Finals Week 1 match against Wests Tigers, Waerea-Hargreaves was on a receiving end of big hit from the Tigers Simon Dwyer.[12] Waerea-Hargreaves played off the interchange bench in the 2010 NRL Grand Final, losing 32-8 to the St George-Illawarra Dragons.[13] Waerea-Hargreaves played in 19 matches for the Roosters in the 2010 NRL season. Waerea-Hargreaves played a match for New Zealand in the 2010 Four Nations in the 76-12 win against Papua New Guinea at Rotorua International Stadium.[14]


In Round 25 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Waerea-Hargreaves scored his first club try for the Roosters in the 36-25 win at SFS.[15] Waerea-Hargreaves played in 21 matches and scored a try for the Roosters in the 2011 NRL season. Waerea-Hargreaves was selected in the New Zealand 2011 Four Nations squad.[16]


On 6 February 2012, Waerea-Hargreaves was chosen to play for the NRL All Stars on the interchange bench in the 28-12 win over the Indigenous All Stars at Cbus Super Stadium.[17] Waerea-Hargreaves played in 23 matches and scored 3 tries for the Roosters in the 2012 NRL season. Waerea-Hargreaves played off the interchange bench in the New Zealand October 2012 test against Australia in the 18-10 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium.[18]


For the 2013 ANZAC Test, Waerea-Hargreaves was selected to play for New Zealand at Prop in their loss 32-12 against Australia at Canberra Stadium.[19] In Round 9, Waerea-Hargreaves copped a 5-week suspension after being sent off for a head tackle in the 16-4 win against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.[20] Waerea-Hargreaves supported his team to victory in the 2013 NRL Grand Final against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-18, playing at Prop.[21][22] Waerea-Hargreaves played in 21 matches and scored a try in the Roosters successful 2013 NRL season. Waerea-Hargreaves was selected in the New Zealand 24-man 2013 World Cup squad, playing in all 7 matches including the Kiwis 34-2 World Cup Final loss to Australia at Old Trafford.[23][24]


In Round 11 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Waerea-Hargreaves played his 100th NRL career match in the Roosters 32-12 win.[25] In Round 19 against the Penrith Panthers at SFS, Waerea-Hargreaves played his 100th career match for the Roosters in the 32-12 win.[26] Waerea-Hargreaves finished off the Roosters 2014 NRL season with him playing in 26 matches and scoring a try. In December 2014, The Canberra Raiders offered Waerea-Hargreaves a multi-million dollar contract but later ended negotiations after he failed to meet a deadline.[27][28]


On 24 January 2015, Waerea-Hargreaves was named the co-captain of Roosters 2015 Auckland Nines squad alongside Mitchell Pearce.[29] On 13 February 2015, Waerea-Hargreaves was selected at Prop for the NRL All Stars in the 2015 All Stars match at Cbus Super Stadium. The NRL All Stars lost 20-6 to the Indigenous All Stars.[30]


  1. ^ Jared Waerea Hargreaves rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ "League central:Jared Waerea-Hargreaves". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/roosters-star-jared-waereahargreaves-wont-rule-out-return-to-rugby-union-20131123-2y2j6.html
  4. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/worldly-waereahargreaves-journey-finds-benevolence-in-the-violence-20101010-16dz2.html
  5. ^ Massoud, Josh (16 October 2008). "Soldiering on for his long-lost dad". Fox Sports News (Australia). Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/manly-sea-eagles-beat-brisbane-broncos-22-20/story-e6frexni-1225710519207
  7. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/06/21/1245522728323.html?page=fullpage
  8. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/holden-cup/eight-clubs-represented-in-toyota-cup-team-of-the-year/story-e6frf3qu-1225768330928
  9. ^ "League: Chance for rookie Kiwis". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/news/lhqnews/perrett-treble-sinks-france/2009/11/01/1257010093686.html
  11. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/kangaroos-v-new-zealand-trans-tasman-test-at-aami-park-in-melbourne/story-e6frep5x-1225863712628
  12. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/shaun-kenny-dowall-scores-in-golden-point-as-roosters-pip-wests-tigers/story-fn2mcuj6-1225924531327
  13. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/roosters-lead-the-dragons-8-6-at-halftime-in-the-nrl-grand-final/story-e6frexnr-1225933487068
  14. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/new-zealand-beat-papua-new-guinea-76-12-in-four-nations/story-e6frexnr-1225945564820
  15. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/sydney-roosters-storm-home-to-pull-in-cronulla/story-e6frg7mf-1226118819327
  16. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/kangaroos/nine-players-from-2011-nrl-grand-final-named-in-new-zealands-squad-for-upcoming-four-nations/story-fn2mcuhw-1226158248831
  17. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/indigenous-all-stars-take-on-nrl-all-stars-for-arthur-beetson-trophy-in-clash-at-skilled-park/story-e6frf3ou-1226262734384
  18. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/kangaroos/australia-grind-it-out-in-second-half-to-win-18-10-over-new-zealand-in-townsville-test-match/story-fn2mcuhw-1226495026875
  19. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/australia-beats-new-zealand-32-12-at-canbera-stadium/story-e6frexnr-1226624627487
  20. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/sydney-roosters-move-to-second-on-nrl-ladder-with-16-4-win-over-manly-at-brookvale-oval/story-fn2mcuj6-1226641516859
  21. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/rolling-coverage-of-sydney-roosters-v-manly-sea-eagles-nrl-grand-final/story-fni3fbgz-1226733760880
  22. ^ http://www.nrl.com/nrl-grand-final-player-ratings/tabid/10874/newsid/74996/default.aspx
  23. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyleague/article-2516064/Australia-34-New-Zealand-2-Kangaroos-crowned-world-champions.html
  24. ^ http://www.nrl.com/world-cup-final-player-ratings/tabid/10874/newsid/75602/default.aspx
  25. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/sonny-bill-williams-inflicts-some-pain-on-his-old-club-as-the-roosters-beat-the-bulldogs-3212/story-fni3fbgz-1226929015706
  26. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/reigning-premiers-sydney-roosters-put-penrith-panthers-down-with-a-gritty-3212-victory/story-fni3gn3s-1226994622403
  27. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sydney-roosters-prop-jared-waereahargreaves-in-the-sights-of-canberra-raiders-20141207-1223ta.html
  28. ^ http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/canberra-raiders/canberra-raiders-end-negotiations-with-sydney-roosters-prop-jared-waereahargreaves-20141214-126zsy.html
  29. ^ http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/roosters-2015-nines-squad/
  30. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/the-indigenous-all-stars-have-beaten-the-nrl-stars-20-6-at-cbus-stadium/story-fni3fbgz-1227219053165

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