Elliott Whitehead

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Elliott Whitehead
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Personal information
Full name Elliott Whitehead
Nickname Pimple
Born (1989-09-04) 4 September 1989 (age 27)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 16.7 st 1 lb (107 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 Bradford Bulls 109 38 0 0 152
2013–15 Catalans Dragons 68 30 0 0 120
2016–2017 Canberra Raiders 32 8 0 0 32
Total 209 76 0 0 304
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–16 England 9 4 0 0 16

Elliott Whitehead (also spelled as Elliot, born 4 September 1989) is a rugby league player who currently plays for Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League and at international level for England. He previously played for Bradford and Catalans Dragons in Super League. His regular position is Second-row.

Bradford[edit]

2009[edit]

Elliott Whitehead made his Super League debut against Wakefield Trinity. He featured in the next three games against Warrington, St. Helens and Leeds. He played in three consecutive games from Round 21 (Wigan) to Round 23 (Crusaders). He scored a try against Crusaders.

2010[edit]

Elliott featured in three pre-season friendlies. He played against Castleford, Dewsbury and Hull Kingston Rovers. He scored a try in every game.

Whitehead featured in 26 consecutive games from Round 2 (St. Helens) to Round 27 (Wigan). He also played in the Challenge Cup games against Dewsbury, Leigh and Warrington. Whitehead scored against Castleford (2 tries), Hull Kingston Rovers (1 try), Leeds (1 try), Crusaders (1 try), Harlequins RL (1 try), Salford (1 try), Wakefield Trinity (1 try) and Dewsbury (1 try).

2011[edit]

Whitehead appeared in three of the four pre-season games. He played against Halifax, Dewsbury and Wakefield Trinity. He scored a try against Halifax.

Elliott has featured in 24 consecutive games from Round 1 (Leeds) to Round 24 (Hull Kingston Rovers). He has also featured in the Challenge Cup games against Halifax and Wigan. He scored tries against Leeds (3 tries), Wigan (2 tries), Warrington (1 try), Harlequins RL (1 try) and Halifax (1 try). He was suspended for the rest of the season.

2012[edit]

Whitehead did not feature in any pre-season games due to being suspended.

Elliott missed Round 1 due to suspension. Whitehead featured in 26 consecutive games from Round 2 (Castleford) to Round 27 (Catalans Dragons). He also featured in the Challenge Cup against Doncaster and Warrington. Whitehead scored tries against Wakefield Trinity (4 tries), St. Helens (1 try), Salford (1 try), Doncaster (3 tries), Leeds (2 tries), Wigan (1 try), London Broncos (1 try), Warrington (1 try) and Hull Kingston Rovers (1 try). Whitehead signed a new 5 Year Deal with Bradford mid-way through the season.

2013[edit]

Whitehead featured in the pre-season friendlies against Dewsbury and Leeds. He scored against Dewsbury (4 tries).

He featured in 17 consecutive games from Round 1 (Wakefield Trinity) to Round 17 (Hull Kingston Rovers). Whitehead featured in the Challenge Cup against Rochdale Hornets and London Broncos. Elliott scored against Widnes (1 try), London Broncos (2 tries) and Rochdale Hornets (3 tries). Midway through the 2013 season Whitehead handed in a transfer request.

Catalans Dragons[edit]

It was announced mid-way through the 2013 season that Whitehead had signed a 2 12-year deal with the Catalans Dragons after handing in a transfer request at Bradford.

2013[edit]

He featured in Round 21 (London Broncos) to Round 27 (Warrington). Whitehead featured in the playoffs against Hull F.C. He scored against Salford (1 try).

2014[edit]

Whitehead featured in Round 1 (Hull) to Round 6 (Huddersfield). Elliot featured in Round 8 (Widnes) to Round 10 (Hull Kingston Rovers) and then in Round 13 (London Broncos) to Round 25 (London Broncos). Elliott next played in Round 27 (Castleford). He played in the Elimination Playoff (Leeds). Whitehead also featured in Round 5 (Bradford) of the Challenge Cup. He scored against Hull F.C. (1 try), Wakefield Trinity (5 tries), Huddersfield (1 try), Widnes (3 tries), Hull Kingston Rovers (2 tries), London Broncos (2 tries), Bradford (2 tries), Wigan (1 try) and Castleford (1 try).

2015[edit]

Whitehead featured in Round 1 (St. Helens) to Super Eight 7 (Hull F.C.). Elliott played in the Challenge Cup in Round 6 (Featherstone Rovers) and the Quarter Final (Hull Kingston Rovers). He scored against Castleford (1 try), Salford (1 try), Leeds (3 tries), Wakefield Trinity (1 try), Hull Kingston Rovers (2 tries), Warrington (1 try), Widnes (2 tries) and Hull F.C. (1 try).

Canberra Raiders[edit]

On 8 April 2015, Whitehead signed a 2-year contract with National Rugby League side, Canberra Raiders starting in 2016. He went on to play 27 games for the Canberra Raiders and scored 6 tries in his debut year in the National Rugby League.

2016[edit]

He featured in Round 1 (Penrith Panthers).

International career[edit]

In 2014, Whitehead was selected in England's 2014 Four Nations squad. He was selected in the 3rd game against New Zealand.

In 2015, Whitehead was selected in the England team again for the end-of-year test series against New Zealand. Before the series, Whitehead was part of the England team that took on France in a test match held in Leigh.[2]

In 2016, Whitehead was selected in the 24-man England squad for the 2016 Four Nations. Before the tournament began, he featured in a test match against France.

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2009 Bradford 7 1 0 0 4
2010 Bradford 29 9 0 0 36
2011 Bradford 26 8 0 0 32
2012 Bradford 28 15 0 0 60
2013 Bradford 19 6 0 0 24
2013 Catalans Dragons 8 1 0 0 4
2014 Catalans Dragons 25 18 0 0 72
2015 Catalans Dragons 32 12 0 0 48
Total 174 70 0 0 280

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.raiders.com.au/team/profiles/elliott_whitehead.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "England demolish France 84-4 in record win". Skysports.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

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