Jake Mamo

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Jake Mamo
Personal information
Born (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 22)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014– Newcastle Knights 27 10 0 0 40
As of 6 August 2016
Source: [1]

Jake Mamo (born 6 June 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He plays at fullback and wing.

Background[edit]

Born in Gosford, New South Wales, Mamo is of Maltese descent.[2] He played his junior rugby league for the Ourimbah Wyoming Magpies, St Edwards Bears and The Entrance Tigers, before being signed by the Newcastle Knights.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At the end of 2012, Mamo won the Brian Carlson Club-Andrew Johns Medal as the Knights' best under-17 player.[3] In 2013 and 2014, he played for the Newcastle Knights' NYC team.[4] At the end of 2013, he won the Knights' NYC Players' Player of the Year award and re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[3][5]

2014[edit]

On 15 and 16 February, Mamo played for the Knights in the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines.[6] After Knights' regular winger Akuila Uate suffered a knee injury, Mamo was selected to make his NRL debut in Round 7 of the 2014 NRL season against the Brisbane Broncos at Hunter Stadium, playing on the wing in the Knights' 32-6 loss.[7][8][9] On 3 May, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team and scored three tries in New South Wales' 30-8 win, the first hat-trick ever to be scored in an under-20s State of Origin match, as well as winning the Darren Lockyer medal for Man of the Match.[10][11] In Round 14 against the Sydney Roosters, he scored his first NRL career try in the Knights' 29-12 loss at the Sydney Football Stadium.[12] On 2 September, he was named at fullback in the 2014 NYC Team of the Year.[13] He finished off his debut year in the NRL having played in 7 matches and scoring 2 tries for the Knights in the season.[14] On 18 October, he played on the wing for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis at Mt Smart Stadium, scoring a try in the Kangaroos' 14–15 loss.[15][16][17]

2015[edit]

On 31 January and 1 February, Mamo played for the Knights in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[18] He finished the tournament as equal top try-scorer with 4 tries alongside Solomone Kata, Jack Bird, Justin O'Neill, Bryson Goodwin and Matt King.[19] On 8 May, he re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.[20] He spent the first half of the season playing in the Knights' New South Wales Cup team before earning a recall back to the first-grade team in Round 15 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[21] He scored a try in the match in which the Knights later lost 30-28 at Hunter Stadium.[22] On 27 September, he played at fullback in the Knights' 2015 New South Wales Cup Grand Final win over the Wyong Roos.[23][24] On 4 October, he played at fullback in the Knights' 2015 NRL State Championship match against Queensland Cup premiers Ipswich Jets, where in the second half, he left the field concussed after being blindsided by a punch from Jets forward Billy McConnachie following a scuffle with Jets hooker Matt Parcell. The Knights went on to lose the match 26-12.[25][26] Mamo finished off the 2015 season having played in 9 matches and scoring 4 tries for the Knights as the club finished last.[27]

2016[edit]

In February, Mamo played for the Knights in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Mamo - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Malta to face Greece and the Czech Republic - timesofmalta.com". timesofmalta.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Jake's break: Mamo to debut against Broncos | Newcastle Herald". theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  4. ^ "M". Nycdatabase.org. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  5. ^ "KNIGHTS INSIDER: Matt Gidley - Knights". newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  6. ^ "SQUADS FOR AUCKLAND NINES". Rugby League Week. 
  7. ^ "LATE MAIL: Knights v Broncos - Knights". newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  8. ^ Michael Carayannis (2014-04-17). "Late NRL mail: Kade Snowden out, Jake Mamo on debut for Knights". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  9. ^ "Barba brilliant in Bronco blitz". NRL.com. 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  10. ^ "NSW U20s ORIGIN SQUAD ANNOUNCED". Rugby League Week. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  11. ^ Brad Walter (2014-05-03). "Mitchell Moses stars as NSW win under 20s Origin clash". Watoday.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  12. ^ "Roosters run over gutsy Knights". NRL.com. 2014-06-14. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  13. ^ Steven Russo (2014-09-02). "Holden Cup Team Of The Year Announced". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  14. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-24. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  15. ^ "Junior Kangaroos side to face NZ". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  16. ^ "Young Knights aplenty in rep teams - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  17. ^ Sarah Harvey (2014-10-18). "Junior Kiwis edge Junior Kangaroos in nailbiter". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  18. ^ "2015 Auckland Nines squad lists". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  19. ^ "2015 NINES TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT NAMED". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  20. ^ "Snowden and Mamo re-sign - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  21. ^ "Cronulla Sharks send Newcastle Knights spiralling to ninth loss in last 10 games". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  22. ^ "Knights v Sharks: Five Key Points". NRL.com. 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  23. ^ "VB NSW Cup Grand Final Team List". NSWRL. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  24. ^ Brett Keeble. "Newcastle Knights extend Clint Newton's career with NSW Cup win over Wyong Roos". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  25. ^ "Billy McConnachie Sorry for Jake Mamo King Hit". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  26. ^ "Jets Defeat Knights 26-12 at ANZ Stadium". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  27. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-24. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  28. ^ "Knights Announce Nines Squad - Rugby League Week". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 

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