Jaelen Feeney

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Jaelen Feeney
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Feeney playing for the Knights in 2015.
Personal information
Born (1994-10-14) 14 October 1994 (age 24)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
PositionFive-eighth, Halfback, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–17 Newcastle Knights 13 1 0 0 4
As of 6 March 2016
Source: [1]

Jaelen Feeney (born 14 October 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup. He plays at five-eighth, halfback and fullback. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League.

Background[edit]

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Feeney is of Indigenous Australian descent[2] and moved to Queensland at a young age. He played his junior rugby league for the Nerang Roosters, while attending Keebra Park State High School, before being signed by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2013, Feeney played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' NYC team.[3] In 2014, he joined the Newcastle Knights and played for their NYC team.[3] On 3 May 2014, he played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[4] In 2015, he graduated to the Knights' New South Wales Cup team.[5] On 3 September 2015, he re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[6] On 27 September, he played in the Knights' 2015 New South Wales Cup Grand Final win over the Wyong Roos.[7]

2016[edit]

In round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, Feeney made his NRL debut for the Knights against the Gold Coast Titans.[8][9]

2017[edit]

After playing a further 8 NRL games for the Knights, Feeney left the club after not being offered a new contract beyond 2017.[10][11]

2018[edit]

Ahead of the 2018 season, Feeney joined the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaelen Feeney - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1994-10-14. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ NRL. "Community unites for Indigenous Round - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  3. ^ a b "F". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  4. ^ "Queensland name Under-20s Origin team". NRL.com. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  5. ^ NRL. "VB NSW Cup Teams Rd 20". NSWRL. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  6. ^ NewcastleKnights.com.au (2015-09-03). "Knights re-sign Feeney". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  7. ^ "VB NSW Cup Grand Final Team List". NSWRL. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  8. ^ "Updated: Round 1 NRL team lists". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  9. ^ NRL. "Late Mail: Titans v Knights - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2016-03-06.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Custom Match List - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  11. ^ Media, NRL Digital. "Mitch Barnett wins Danny Buderus Medal". Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  12. ^ "NRL 2017 contracts: Jaelen Feeney, Kelepi Tanginoa, Tyrone Phillips — Market Watch deals for 2018". 8 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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