Jack Littlejohn

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Jack Littlejohn
Jack Littlejohn.jpg
Personal information
Born (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 26)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth, Hooker

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 Manly Sea Eagles 5 0 0 1 1
2016–17 Wests Tigers 16 0 0 0 0
2018– Salford Red Devils 19 3 1 0 14
Total 40 3 1 1 15
As of 5 August 2018
Source: [1][2]

Jack Littlejohn (born 8 November 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Salford Red Devils in the Super League. He previously played for the Wests Tigers and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League. He plays as a halfback and five-eighth.

Background[edit]

Born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Littlejohn played his junior rugby league for the Wagga Wagga Brothers, before being signed by the Sydney Roosters.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2010 and 2011, Littlejohn played for the Sydney Roosters' NYC team,[3][4] before moving on to the Roosters' New South Wales Cup team, Newtown Jets in 2012.[5][6] On 30 September 2012, he played in the Jets' 2012 New South Wales Cup Grand Final win over the Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers. In 2013, he joined Randwick DRUFC in the Shute Shield,[7] before joining the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs mid-season and playing for their New South Wales Cup team.[8] After impressing for the Bulldogs, he signed a 2-year contract with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles starting in 2014.[7]

Littlejohn playing for the Sea Eagles

2014[edit]

In Round 8 of the 2014 NRL season, Littlejohn made his NRL debut for the Sea Eagles against the Canberra Raiders.[9][10] He made 5 appearances in the halves over the course of the season.

2015[edit]

On 3 August, Littlejohn signed a 1-year contract with the Wests Tigers starting in 2016.[11]

2016[edit]

In the absence of regular halfback Luke Brooks, Littlejohn made his debut for Wests Tigers in round 1 against the New Zealand Warriors. He mad 2 more similar appearances towards the end of the season.

2017[edit]

For the opening three games of the season, Littlejohn was named on the bench and played hooker when he took the field, covering for injuries to Jacob Liddle and Matt Ballin.

After an injury to halfback Luke Brooks, Littlejohn returned to the starting team in round 5. Coach Andrew Webster said, "He was one of our real leaders during pre-season training, the boys love having him around and enjoy playing with him. I’m extremely confident Jack will get the job done."[12]. On 17 November 2017, Littlejohn signed a 2 year contract with English side Salford after being told by The Wests Tigers that his contract would not be renewed for the following season.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ loverugbyleague
  2. ^ "Jack Littlejohn - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  3. ^ "L". NYC DATABASE. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jack Littlejohn Player". Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "NSW Cup: Canterbury v Newtown Preview". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Miracle kick sends the Jets into the 2012 finals". Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Jack Littlejohn is Manly Sea Eagles's trump card following injuries to their halves". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  8. ^ "Vb Nsw Cup Team Lists - Round Sixteen". NSWRL. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "LATE MAIL: Littlejohn to make debut". Sea Eagles. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  10. ^ Shawn Dollin and Andrew Ferguson (3 August 2015). "NRL 2014". rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Wests Tigers strengthen 2016 squad". NRL - Zero Tackle. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Christian Nicolussi. "Wests Tigers put faith in Jack Littlejohn to replace Luke Brooks in halfback hot seat". Daily Telegraph. 
  13. ^ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/nrl-s-jack-littlejohn-signs-with-salford
  14. ^ http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/09/06/nine_players_to_depa.html

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