Jack Reed (rugby league)

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Jack Reed
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Personal information
Born (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 28)
Silsden, West Yorkshire, England[1]
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–16 Brisbane Broncos 128 49 0 0 196
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011 England 5 3 0 0 12
2012 NRL All Stars 1 1 0 0 4
As of 30 March 2016
Source: [2]

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.

Early life[edit]

Reed was born in Silsden, Keighley, England before moving to Bribie Island, Queensland[citation needed] where he played his junior rugby league with the Caboolture Snakes club and the Bribie Island Warrigals.

Playing career[edit]

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.[3]

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Just weeks out from the start of the 2011 NRL season Reed signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos[citation needed], 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.[6]

Reed was selected in the centre in the NRL All Stars team for the 2012 All Stars match and scored a try in the 65th minute.

Reed suffered a broken leg scare which turned out to be a minor injury which interrupted his 2012 season.[citation needed]

He played in the 2015 NRL Grand final, scoring a try in the Broncos' golden point extra time loss to the North Queensland Cowboys.

On 7 September 2016, Reed announced his retirement from rugby league due to complications from a shoulder injury.[7]

Representative career[edit]

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.

Statistics[edit]

Club Career Statistics:

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 27 12 - - 48
2012 22 7 - - 28
2013 21 7 - - 28
2014 23 11 - - 44
2015 24 11 - - 44
2016 11 1 - - 4
Total 128 49 - - 196

England RL Career Statistics:

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2011 5 3 - - 12
2012 - - - - -
2013 - - - - -
Total 5 3 - - 12

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