Jarrod Sammut

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Jarrod Sammut
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Personal information
Nickname Jazz, Captain Jack Sparrow[1]
Born (1987-02-15) 15 February 1987 (age 27)
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb) [2]
Playing information
Rugby league
Position Scrum-half, stand-off, Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–09 Penrith Panthers 38 7 44 2 118
2010–11 Crusaders 35 18 0 0 72
2012–13 Bradford Bulls 39 31 58 1 241
2014– Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 9 4 29 0 74
Total 121 60 131 3 505
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010– Malta 3 9 22 0 80
Rugby union
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Malta 1 1 3 0 11
As of 18 April 2014
Source: RLP, Crusaders RL Stats

Jarrod Sammut (born 15 February 1987) is an Australian born Maltese rugby league player who plays for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League. He previously played for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League (NRL). Sammut has represented Malta at international level in both rugby league[3] and rugby union.[4]

Early career[edit]

Jarrod Sammut was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, a western suburb of Sydney. He played school football and was educated at Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown and played junior football for Doonside. He was a member of the 2006 Penrith Panthers Jersey Flegg squad that defeated the Newcastle Knights in the grand final.

Penrith Panthers[edit]

Jarrod Sammut made his debut in late 2007 against the Rabbitohs

He was responsible for some match winning performances during the 2008 season but failed to cement a regular spot in the team, before leaving the NRL for English Super League.

Super League[edit]

In March 2010, Sammut left Penrith to join Super League outfit Crusaders, based in Wrexham North Wales.[5] He signed with the Crusaders for three years.[6]

Sammut's arrival in Wales was delayed by volcanic ash and a broken down plane. The delay meant that Sammut made it to Wales only one day before the team headed to Edinburgh for the Magic Weekend.[7] Despite the late arrival and jet lag, Sammut scored a try in his Crusaders debut.[8]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Jarrod became the 3rd new signing for the Bradford Bulls when he signed a 1 Year Contract with them.

2012 season[edit]

Sammut missed the pre-season games against Castleford Tigers and Dewsbury Rams due to visa problems. He featured in the final friendly against Hull FC.

Jarrod featured in six consecutive games from Round 1 (Catalans Dragons) to Round 6 (Hull Kingston Rovers). Sammut missed Round 7 due to suspension. He featured in four consecutive games from Round 8 (Salford City Reds) to Round 11 (Widnes Vikings). Sammut was injured for Rounds 12-17. Sammut returned for Round 18 (Wakefield Wildcats) to Round 19 (Wigan Warriors). Sammut was injured for Round 20. He returned for Round 21 (Leeds Rhinos) to Round 22 (Warrington Wolves). Sammut was dropped until Round 27 (Catalans Dragons). He was injured for Round 4 and 5 of the Challenge Cup. Sammut scored against Castleford Tigers (1 try), Wigan Warriors (1 try, 2 goals), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (6 goals), Warrington Wolves (1 goal), Hull Kingston Rovers (4 goals), Salford City Reds (3 goals), Hull FC (3 goals), Leeds Rhinos (2 goals), Widnes Vikings (4 goals) and Catalans Dragons (4 tries).

2013 season[edit]

Sammut signed a new 2 Year Extension to his contract in the off-season. Jarrod featured in the pre-season friendlies against Dewsbury Rams and Leeds Rhinos. He scored against Leeds Rhinos (2 tries).

He featured in 17 consecutive games from Round 1 (Wakefield Wildcats) to Round 17 (Hull KR) but he missed Round 18-21 due to injury. He returned in Round 22 (Hull FC) to Round 27 (Huddersfield Giants). Sammut also featured in Round 4 of the Challenge Cup against Rochdale Hornets and in Round 5 against London Broncos. He scored against Wakefield Wildcats (2 tries), Huddersfield Giants (7 tries, 1 drop goal), Widnes Vikings (3 goals), Hull KR (3 tries, 2 goals), Salford City Reds (2 tries, 6 goals), London Broncos (5 tries, 9 goals), Wigan Warriors (1 try, 1 goal), Rochdale Hornets (2 tries, 9 goals), Leeds Rhinos (3 goals), Hull FC (1 try) and Castleford Tigers (2 tries).

2014 season[edit]

Sammut featured in the pre-season game against Hull FC. He signed a two-year deal with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on 14 February 2014.

Wakefield Wildcats[edit]

2014 season[edit]

Sammut signed with the Wakefield Wildcats the day before the Super League season started.

He featured in Round 2 (Bradford Bulls) to Round 9 (Castleford Tigers). Sammut featured in the Challenge Cup against Leeds Rhinos. He scored against Bradford Bulls (1 goal), Wigan Warriors (4 goals), Catalan Dragons (10 goals), London Broncos (1 try, 7 goals), St Helens RLFC (2 goals), Hull KR (1 goal), Leeds Rhinos (1 try, 2 goals) and Castleford Tigers (2 tries, 2 goals).

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2012 Bradford Bulls 15 6 25 0 74
2013 Bradford Bulls 25 25 33 1 167
2014 Wakefield Wildcats 9 4 29 0 74
Total 49 35 87 1 315

Representative career[edit]

Due to heritage rules, Sammut qualifies to represent Malta internationally. He has played with the Malta national rugby league team as well as the Malta national rugby union team. His single appearance for the union team was an 11 point performance in 2008. He has not played for the union side since, however. In rugby league, he featured for Malta in the 2011 European Shield, personally scoring 36 points in the final game of the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No talk of Wembley yet says Mellars". Crusaders Rugby League. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Crusaders Rugby League". web page. Crusaders Rugby League Club. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jarrod Sammut". Penrith Panthers. 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sammut breaks rules, plays Union illegally". NRL News. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Crusaders sign Malta scrum-half Jarrod Sammut". BBC. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Rakic, Josh (28 March 2010). "Jilted Sammut runs into Crusaders' arms". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  7. ^ "Jarrod Sammut goes straight into Crusaders squad for Bradford Bulls clash". Daily Post North Wales. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sammut off to a roaring start for Crusaders". The National. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 

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