Ben Jones-Bishop

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Ben Jones-Bishop
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Personal information
Born Leeds, England
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–14 Leeds Rhinos 82 56 0 0 224
2010(loan) Harlequins RL 18 11 0 0 44
2015 Salford Red Devils 25 16 3 0 70
2016– Wakefield Trinity (Wildcats) 31 27 0 0 104
Total 156 110 3 0 442
As of 28 March 2017
Source: [2]

Ben Jones-Bishop is an English professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1366) in the Super League. His usual position is at Fullback, but he can also play on the Wing.

Playing career[edit]

Leeds[edit]

After impressing for the club's academy team, he made his debut for the Rhinos' in April 2008, in the victory over the Crusaders in the Rugby League Challenge Cup. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his performance.[citation needed] He went on to make a further three appearances before going on loan to Harlequins for the 2010 season.[citation needed]

Jones-Bishop impressed during his season at Harlequins, scoring 11 tries in 18 games, before returning to the Rhinos for the 2011 season. Jones-Bishop scored a hat trick in Leeds' 32-28 Millennium Magic, scoring a penalty try, after being brought down off the ball by Gareth Raynor to give Leeds the win. He also won the man of the match award.

Jones-Bishop played on the wing for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final, scoring a try in the loss to Wigan. He finished off Super League XVI by playing on the wing in Leeds' 32-16 2011 Super League Grand Final victory over St. Helens at Old Trafford in Manchester. He then was a late replacement on the wing for Leeds 26-12 victory in the 2012 World Club Challenge win over National Rugby League premiers Manly Sea Eagles at Headingly, scoring the winning try in the 76th minute off after good work by Rob Burrow and a Kallum Watkins pass that pushed Leed's lead out to an unbeatable 20-12.

Salford[edit]

On 10 May 2014, Ben announced he'd leave the Leeds Rhinos at the end of the season after rejecting a new deal to remain at the club. It was believed he was unhappy with the amount of playing time he had at the club. It was announced that he would join Salford Red Devils for the 2015 season.[3][4] He played 25 games for Salford in 2015 scoring 15 tries.

Wakefield Trinity (Wildcats)[edit]

On the 5th of November it was announced that he would be joining Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a one-year deal in 2016.[5]

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