Ben Jeffries

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Ben Jeffries
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Personal information
Full name Ben Jeffries
Born (1980-09-04) 4 September 1980 (age 36)
Australia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001 St George Illawarra Dragons 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Wests Tigers 27 7 5 0 38
2002–07 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 143 69 14 4 308
2008–09 Bradford Bulls 46 13 0 0 52
2010–11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 28 8 13 1 59
2011–12 Bradford Bulls 36 8 0 0 32
Total 281 105 32 5 489
As of 16 May 2013

Ben Jeffries (born (1980-09-04) 4 September 1980 (age 36)) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer, playing at club level for St George Illawarra Dragons, Wests Tigers, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (twice) (Heritage № 1201), Bradford Bulls (twice), as a Halfback/Scrum-half, or Five-eighth/Stand-off. Ben Jeffries is a former Australian under-18 international.

While attending Forster High, Jeffries played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1998.[2]

Ben Jeffries made his name in the NRL and played for the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Wests Tigers before moving to the European Super League's Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2002.

He then played for Bradford between 2008 and 2009

He joined the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for the 2010 season. Midway through the 2011 season he re-joined the Bulls.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Ben re-joined the Bulls mid-way through the 2011 season. He left Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as they were favourites to have their Super League licence revoked.

2011 - 2011 Season

Jeffries appeared in every game since his arrival. His first game was against Hull Kingston Rovers away. He featured in all games from Round 14 (Hull Kingston Rovers) to Round 27 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats). Jeffries scored against Salford City Reds, Catalans Dragons and Huddersfield Giants. He also played in the Challenge Cup game against Wigan Warriors.

2012 - 2012 Season

Jeffries appeared in three of the four pre-season games. He played against Castleford Tigers, Dewsbury Rams and Hull F.C..

Jeffries featured in five consecutive games from Round 4 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) to Round 8 (Salford City Reds). He missed Round 9 due to injury. He featured in nine consecutive games from Round 10 (Leeds Rhinos) to Round 18 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats). Jeffries also played in Round 20 (London Broncos) and then in Round 23 (Widnes Vikings) to Round 26 (Hull F.C.). He also featured in the Challenge Cup against Doncaster and Warrington Wolves. Ben scored against Leeds Rhinos (2 tries), Widnes Vikings (2 tries) and Doncaster (1 try).

Jeffries announced on 5 September 2012 that he would leave the Bradford Bulls to take up a career in mining and play part-time for the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs in Australia in November. Jeffries is the only Australian to play 10 consecutive years in Super League.

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 15 3 0 0 12
2012 21 5 0 0 20
Total 36 8 0 0 32

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "The official Engage Super League web site". web page. Super League. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 

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