20 January 1989 |
Rotorua, New Zealand
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||116 kg (18 st 4 lb)|
|2012–15||NRL All Stars||2||0||0||0||0|
|As of 21 December 2014|
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, 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.
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. Waerea-Hargreaves was signed by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles recruitment manager, Noel Cleal, despite never having played rugby league. Waerea-Hargreaves played in the Sea Eagles NYC team in 2008 and 2009.
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. 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. At the end of the 2009 season, Waerea-Hargreaves was named in the Toyota Cup team of the year. 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. Waerea-Hargreaves scored two tries against France in the Kiwis 62-12 win at Stade Ernest Wallon.
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. In Finals Week 1 match against Wests Tigers, Waerea-Hargreaves was on a receiving end of big hit from the Tigers Simon Dwyer. Waerea-Hargreaves played off the interchange bench in the 2010 NRL Grand Final, losing 32-8 to the St George-Illawarra Dragons. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. Waerea-Hargreaves supported his team to victory in the 2013 NRL Grand Final against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-18, playing at Prop. 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.
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. In Round 19 against the Penrith Panthers at SFS, Waerea-Hargreaves played his 100th career match for the Roosters in the 32-12 win. 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.
On 24 January 2015, Waerea-Hargreaves was named the co-captain of Roosters 2015 Auckland Nines squad alongside Mitchell Pearce. 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.
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