Jack Reed (rugby league)
15 July 1988 |
Silsden, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb)|
|As of 30 March 2016
Jack Reed (born 15 July 1988) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Brisbane Broncos of the NRL. An England international representative, Reed primarily plays centre. Whilst he was born in England he has played his entire junior and professional career in Australia.
Reed was born in Silsden, Keighley, England before moving to Bribie Island, Queensland where he played his junior rugby league with the Caboolture Snakes club and the Bribie Island Warrigals.
Reed was then signed up to play for the Canberra Raiders feeder club Souths Logan Magpies. However, after failing to impress at Canberra, he was signed to the Brisbane Broncos and playing with the Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup.
After an impressive 2010 Queensland Cup season with the Norths Devils, Reed was recommended by Norths Devils CEO Mark Murray to take part in Brisbane Broncos pre-season training as part of the feeder arrangement between the two clubs. Reed impressed Brisbane Broncos staff with his attitude and work ethic and was rewarded by playing in all three pre-season trials for the Broncos.
Just weeks out from the start of the 2011 NRL season Reed signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos, he made his NRL debut in Round 1 against the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium, scoring try in the Broncos' narrow 16-14 loss. At the end of the 2011 Brisbane Broncos season, in which they were knocked out of the finals by eventual premiers the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Reed was named the club's rookie of the year.
Reed suffered a broken leg scare which turned out to be a minor injury which interrupted his 2012 season.
On 7 September 2016, Reed announced his retirement from rugby league due to complications from a shoulder injury.
On 15 September 2011, it was announced that Reed had chosen to represent England, his country of birth.
Reed started off his England international career in a warm-up test against France before the 2011 Four Nations tournament. He scored a 70-metre try. Reed was then selected to play at Centre against Wales in the 2011 Four Nations and he again scored a try. Reed once again started in the centre in the 36-20 loss to Australia at Wembley Stadium where he scored a try. Reed also played against New Zealand which England won 28-6 to reach the final, Reed was at Centre in the 30-8 loss against Australia in the 2011 Four Nations final.
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- Jack Reed rugbyleagueproject.org
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