Jordan Rankin

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Jordan Rankin
Personal information
Full name Jordan Rankin
Nickname Ranko, Pinner
Born (1991-12-17) 17 December 1991 (age 22)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Five-eighth, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–2013 Gold Coast Titans 17 1 0 0 4
2014– Hull F.C. 16 10 17 0 74
Total 33 11 17 0 78
As of 23 May 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Jordan Rankin (born 17 December 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for Hull FC in the European Super League, having previously played for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. Rankin has currently played the majority of his NRL career at fullback but can also play five-eighth and halfback.

Biography[edit]

Debut season[edit]

Rankin started the 2008 season playing S. G. Ball for the Titans before his was promoted to the club's National Youth Competition team in June.[1]

At 16 years and 238 days, Rankin became the third youngest player to make their debut in Australian first-grade rugby league after coming off the bench for the Titans against the Newcastle Knights in round 22.[2] Eastern Suburbs player Ray Stehr in 1929 and Wests' Jack Arnold in 1936 are the only two players younger than Rankin on debut.[2] Selected for the Australian Schoolboy's side to play touring teams from England and France, Rankin was required to withdraw from the representative team in order to train with the Titans squad ahead of the Round 22 game against the Newcastle Knights on 11 August 2008.[3]

After his debut, Rankin returned to the club's National Youth Competition team where he would stay for the remainder of the 2008 season.

In August 2008, Rankin re-signed with the Titans on a three year deal.[4]

2009-2010 seasons[edit]

Rankin wouldn't add to his NRL game tally in either the 2009 or 2010 seasons instead playing in the National Youth Competition for the Titans.

2011 season[edit]

After 2 seasons without a single NRL game, Rankin returned to the NRL level in round 16 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He played 8 NRL games during the 2011 season.

2014 season[edit]

In late 2013 UK Super League club Hull FC announced the signing of Rankin on a 2 year deal as a direct replacement for outgoing half Daniel Holdsworth (Cronulla Sharks). He scored a try on his Super League debut against the Catalan Dragons.

Statistics[edit]

Season Team Pld T G FG Pts
2008 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 1 - - - -
2009 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans - - - - -
2010 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans - - - - -
2011 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 8 - - - -
2012 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 5 1 - - 4
Totals 14 1 - - 4

(* denotes season still competing)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Koch (2008-08-11). "Teen No.7 ready to graduate". Fox Sports News (Australia). Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b James Hooper (2008-08-10). "Titans to punt on 16-year-old". Fox Sports News (Australia). Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  3. ^ Christian Nicolussi (2008-08-11). "Titan teen Jordan Rankin faces tough initiation". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  4. ^ Adam Gardini (2008-08-06). "Titans re-sign boom youngster". League Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

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