Lee Jackson (rugby league)

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Lee Jackson
Personal information
Born (1969-12-30) 30 December 1969 (age 44)
Hull, England
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–93 Hull
1993–96 Sheffield Eagles
1995 South Sydney 8 2 0 0 8
1996–98 Newcastle Knights 58 3 0 0 12
1999–00 Leeds Rhinos 53 7 0 0 28
2001–02 Hull 46 12 1 0 50
York
Total 165 24 1 0 98
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–94 Great Britain 17 1 0 0 4
1995 England 6 0 0 0 0
1997 Rest Of World 1 0 0 0 0
As of 30 December 2009
Source: Rugby League Project

Lee Jackson is an English former rugby league footballer of the 1980s, '90s and 2000s. He was a Hooker for the Great Britain team, England, Hull (twice), Sheffield, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Newcastle Knights, Leeds, and York.

Hull-born Jackson was arguably the most talented British hooker of his generation. He featured on the 1990 Lions tour and played in Hull's 14-4 victory over Widnes in the 1990-91 Rugby League Premiership final at Old Trafford, Manchester on 12 May 1991.[1] before joining Sheffield. He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Lee Jackson scored the fastest ever try in either code of rugby, after 9-seconds by for Hull in the Yorkshire Cup semi-final against the Sheffield Eagles at the Don Valley Stadium in 1992, this world record still stands today.[2]

In 1993, Sheffield Eagles paid Hull a fee of £83,000 for Lee Jackson (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £150,000 in 2009),[3] this makes him the most expensive hooker in the history of rugby league.[4]

Jackson was selected to play for England in the 1995 World Cup final at hooker but Australia won the match and retained the Cup.

He later joined the Newcastle Knights, helping them to Grand Final success in 1997. He returned to Britain and had spells with Leeds, Hull, and York before retiring. He is now a taxi driver working in Hull.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caught in time - Hull win 1991 RL Premiership". timesonline.co.uk. 25 February 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Guinness World Record". guinnessworldrecords.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tickle follows Lydon's lead". bbc.co.uk. 20 June 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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