Jodie Broughton

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Jodie Broughton
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Personal information
Full name Jodie Broughton
Born (1988-01-09) 9 January 1988 (age 26)
Leeds, England
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–09 Hull FC 8 4 0 0 16
2010–13 Salford 99 60 0 0 240
2014– Huddersfield Giants 9 6 0 0 24
Total 116 70 0 0 280
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 England Knights 4 6 0 0 24
As of 18 May 2014
Source: RLP, Huddersfield Giants Profile

Jodie Broughton (born 9 January 1988) is a rugby league player for Huddersfield in the European Super League. He plays as a centre or wing. He is the half-brother of former Leeds teammate Jamie Jones-Buchanan and is considered by many to be the fastest player in the competition. In 2011, Broughton was named Fastest Man in Super League.[2]

Early career[edit]

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, Broughton began playing Rugby League for local sides Milford and Queens and was also selected to represent the Leeds Service Area. He has won a number of competitions including the Leeds and District Cup, Yorkshire Cup, National Cup, West Riding Cup and the Yorkshire combination league/cup.

Leeds[edit]

Broughton signed for the Leeds Academy in 2006. In the 2007 season he made 15 appearances for the Junior side scoring 10 tries.[3]

Hull[edit]

On 20 June 2008 Broughton signed for Hull on a months loan.[4] He made his club and Super League debut two days later at Odsal in a 36-22 defeat to Bradford.[5] A week later he scored his first Super League try in a 24-22 loss to Warrington. He went on to make a total of 5 appearance for the "Airlie Birds" over the season.[6]

Following his return to Leeds, Broughton was again the subject of a loan move to Hull when he signed for a second stint on 16 April 2009.[7] He scored a brace of tries in Hull's 37-22 defeat to Wakefield Trinity on 13 June 2009.[8]

Salford[edit]

He joined Salford for 2010[9] and has since seen his career flourish at the Greater Manchester club establishing himself in the Reds' first team and being drafted into the England training squad.

Huddersfield Giants[edit]

He signed for 2013 League Leaders Shield winners Huddersfield Giants in October 2013, he made his senior debut on 7 March 2014 and scored a try in a 12-12 draw with the Leeds Rhinos.

(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Personal[edit]

Broughton is unusual in that he also holds a part-time job with Wates Construction, as a trainee quantity surveyor based on a building site in Doncaster and is also studying part-time for a degree at the University of Salford.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salford City Reds Official club website". web page. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jodie Broughton Becomes Rugby League's Fastest Man". http://www.reds.co.uk. salford city reds rugby club. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Broughtons Academy Record". Leeds Rhinos. 12 October 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hull Sign Broughton on Loan". hullfc.com. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bulls Down Hull". hullfc.com. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hicks Denies Hull". hullfc.com. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hull Sign Broughton Again". hullfc.com. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Wakefield Beat Hull". BBC Sport. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.superleague.co.uk/article.php?id=16152
  10. ^ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/rugby-league-headlines/Leeds-Rhinos-Loanee-Jodie39s-out.5296685.jp

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