Jesse Bromwich

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Jesse Bromwich
Personal information
Full name Jesse Bromwich
Born (1989-05-03) 3 May 1989 (age 25)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010– Melbourne Storm 91 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–14 New Zealand 10 2 0 0 8
Source: RLP

Jesse Bromwich is a professional rugby league footballer for the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League. A New Zealand national representative front-row forward, he has played his entire NRL career to date with the Storm, with whom he won the 2012 NRL Premiership and the 2010 and 2013 World Club Challenges. He is the older brother of Kenneath Bromwich who also plays for the Melbourne Storm.[1]

Background[edit]

Bromwich played junior rugby league for the Manurewa Marlins.[2] All of his junior career was spent in Auckland, being an Auckland Sea lions NJC under 18s grand finalist and Auckland Rugby League under 18s grand finalist in 2006, playing with the Auckland Metro under 18s in 2007 and playing for the Auckland Māori in both 2007 and 2008.[3] In 2007 he played representative football for the New Zealand Māori under 18’s side.[3] He moved with his family to Australia in his late teens and played for the New South Wales country club Orange Hawks in 2008.[2] His good form in the 2008 season was acknowledged when he became a New South Wales Country Rugby League Group 10 under 23’s representative player.[3]

NRL career[edit]

2000s[edit]

James Maloney and Bromwich playing for the Central Coast Storm.

Bromwich signed with Melbourne in 2009.[4] In his first season with the club he was voted Toyota Cup NYC under 20s prop forward of the year[3] and was named in the NYC team of the year after Melbourne won the competition.[5][6] Bromwich played in the Storm's under-20s 24-22 grand final win over the West Tigers.[7]

In 2009 he played in the New South Wales Cup with Melbourne's feeder club, the Central Coast Storm, making his debut against the Bankstown Bulls in round 10.[3][8]

Bromwich was named in the Melbourne Storm squad for the round 26 clash of the 2009 NRL season clash against the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland,[4] however he was named 18th man and did not play.[9]

2010s[edit]

Bromwich made his first-team debut against Harlequins RL at the Twickenham Stoop in the World City Challenge in 2010.[10] He made his full first-grade debut a week later against the Leeds Rhinos in the 2010 World Club Challenge.[11] The Storm won the trophy with an 18-10 win over the European Super League champions at Elland Road.[12]

He made his NRL debut against the Cronulla Sharks in round 1 of the 2010 NRL season.[13][14] He played in seven NRL matches during the season, and 21 matches in 2011, before signing an extension of his contract to play for Melbourne through the 2015 season.[15] In 2012, he played in Storm's Grand Final victory over Canterbury-Bankstown. He played in Storm's 2013 World Club Challenge victory over Leeds, scoring a try.

For the 2013 Anzac Test, Bromwich was selected to play for New Zealand as a front-rower in their loss against Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenneath Bromwich". Melbourne Storm. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "BROMWICH BROTHERS BREAKING THROUGH". PSP Management. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "JESSE_BROMWICH". PSP Management. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "STORM DUO IN NYC TEAM OF THE YEAR". rleague.com. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bellamy announces squad to face Leeds". Engage Super League. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "JESSE MAKES 2009 TOYOTA CUP TEAM OF THE YEAR". PSP Management. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calm before the Storm". Maitland Mercury. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "JAMES MALONEY". flickr. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS 0 MELBOURNE STORM 30". rleague.com. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Muddy Storm thrills the Stoop as champions prove their class". Quins. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Melbourne Storm defeat Leeds Rhinos 18-10 in World Club Challenge". Fox Sports. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Leeds 10-18 Melbourne". BBC. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "NRL Line-ups: Round 1". Fox Sports. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Cronulla v Melbourne - Round 1 - Saturday 13 March 2010". SMH. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Bromwich commits to Storm in new NRL deal". ninemsn. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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