Jason Mackie

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Jason Mackie
Personal information
Full name Jason James Mackie
Born (1968-12-25) 25 December 1968 (age 45)
New Zealand
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Takahiwai Warriors
1994 Auckland City 9 2 0 0 8
1995 Auckland Warriors 5 0 0 0 0
Total 14 2 0 0 8
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–1997 Northland 18 14 0 0 56
1990–1993 New Zealand Māori
1993 New Zealand 5 2 0 0 8
As of 1 December 2008
Source: RLP

Jason James Mackie[1] (born 25 December 1968) is a former New Zealand rugby league player.

Playing career[edit]

He represented Northland 18 times between 1990 and 1993 scoring 14 tries. During the 1991 season he was based in Devonport with the Navy and traveled to Whangarei for matches and training.[2] In 1993 he captained the province to the North Island Second Division title and was also the player-coach of the Takahiwai Warriors who won the Northland Rugby League club competition. In 1990 Mackie represented the New Zealand Māori side against the touring Great Britain side.[3] He later played in the 1992 Pacific Cup.

In 1993 he was the only second division player to be selected on the New Zealand Kiwis tour of Great Britain and France and became Northlands first ever test player. He played in all four tests on tour.

In 1994 he was signed by the Auckland Warriors who were to enter the Australian Rugby League premiership in 1995. He moved south to Auckland and played for the Auckland City Vulcans in the 1994 Lion Red Cup.[4] He was in the inaugural team for the Warriors when they made their debut in March, 1995. However, he played the majority of his Warriors career in the reserve grade team and was released in June 1996.[5]

In 1997 he again represented Northland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackie, Jason James 1993 - Kiwi #643 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1991 New Zealand Rugby League, 1991. p.p.129-132
  3. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 261. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. ISBN 1-86969-331-0. 
  4. ^ Becht, Richard. A New Breed Rising: The Warriors Winfield Cup Challenge. Auckland, HarperCollins, 1994. ISBN 1-86950-154-3. p.125.
  5. ^ `Disappointing' former Kiwi cut by Warriors Sunday Star-Times, 23 June 1996