Brett Ferres

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Brett Ferres
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Personal information
Born (1986-04-17) 17 April 1986 (age 30)
Castleford, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Weight 16 st 5 lb (104 kg)[2]
Playing information
Position Centre, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–06 Bradford Bulls 39 13 2 0 56
2007–08 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 41 7 7 0 42
2009–12 Castleford Tigers 89 27 0 0 108
2013–16 Huddersfield Giants 74 27 0 0 108
2016– Leeds Rhinos 26 5 0 0 20
Total 269 79 9 0 334
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–15 England 14 8 0 0 32
As of 15 July 2016
Source: [3][4]

Brett Ferres (born 17 April 1986 in Castleford, England) is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for Leeds of Super League. An England national representative second-row forward, he previously played for Huddersfield Bradford, Wakefield Trinity and Castleford.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Ferres was a member of the England academy side that toured Australia and New Zealand in 2004. In 2005 he made 9 first team appearances for Bradford and was the regular goal kicker for the senior academy, a side he also captained, scoring 17 tries in only 17 appearances for the under-21s.[6] As Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge, Ferres played from the interchange bench in Bradford's 30-10 victory. [7][8][9][10][11]

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats[edit]

In late 2006, Ferres signed for Wakefield Trinity in exchange for David Solomona who went to Bradford.[12]

Castleford Tigers[edit]

Ferres signed for Castleford on 7 November 2008 after being released from his contract with Wakefield Trinity.[13]

On 2 July 2009 Ferres signed a new 3-year deal to stay at Castleford.[14]

Huddersfield Giants[edit]

In July 2012, Ferres signed for Huddersfield for a three-and-a-half-year deal.[15] He was named at second-row in the 2013 Super League Dream Team. Immediately following the test series against New Zealand, Ferres was suspended by Huddersfield pending an investigation into his "conduct away from the club". He was consequently transfer listed.[16]

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

In January 2016, Leeds Rhinos signed Brett Ferres from the Huddersfield Giants for an undisclosed fee.[17]

International career[edit]

Ferres won caps for England in 2006 against France, Tonga (2 matches) and Samoa in the 2006 Federation Shield tournament.

In 2013, Ferres was named in the English squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Ferres was selected after Gareth Hock's breached team policy and was removed from the squad. Ferres featured in every game England played.

In 2014, Ferres played for England in the 2014 Four Nations held in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2015, Ferres was selected in the England 24-man squad to take on New Zealand in a test-series. Before the series began England played a match against France. Brett scored 3 of the 15 tries scored by England in the match in what was a demolishing of their opponents.

In 2016, Ferres was initially selected in the England 24-man squad for the 2016 Four Nations, but had to withdraw due to a knee injury.[18]

Controversy[edit]

In December 2015 Ferres was suspended by Huddersfield for 'conduct away from the club'. It later emerged he had been having an affair with teams mate Craig Hubys wife. This led to Ferres becoming transferred by Huddersfield and eventually signing for Leeds.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giants to Boast Biggest Pack". Huddersfield Giants. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Huddersfield Giants 1st Team Brett Ferres". Huddersfield Giants web site. Huddersfield Giants. 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Brett Ferres rugbyleagueproject.org
  4. ^ Hudderfield Giants Profile
  5. ^ "Brett Ferres Bio". Cas Tigers Official Website. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Fans Make a World of Difference". This Is Bradford. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "England 26-10 France". BBC. 22 October 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "England 40-18 Tonga". BBC. 29 October 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "England 38-14 Samoa". BBC. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "England 31-14 Tonga". BBC. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Ferres signs for Wildcats". Metro.co.uk. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "Tigers sign young forward Ferres". BBC. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "New deal for Brett". Cas Tigers Official Website. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  15. ^ "Huddersfield Giants sign Brett Ferres from Castleford Tigers". Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  16. ^ England forward Brett Ferres suspended by Huddersfield pending investigation
  17. ^ "Leeds Rhinos secure signing of Brett Ferres from Huddersfield Giants". The Guardian. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Stevie Ward called into England squad for injured Brett Ferres". skySports. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 

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