Jake Trbojevic

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Jake Trbojevic
Jake Trbojevic Australia.jpg
Personal information
Born (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 23)
Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013– Manly Sea Eagles 55 9 0 0 36
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015–16 Prime Minister's XIII 2 1 0 0 0
2016 Australia 1 1 0 0 4
As of 13 October 2016
Source: [1]

Jake Trbojevic (born 18 February 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League. He plays at prop, but can also play at lock.


Born in Mona Vale, New South Wales, Trbojevic is of a mixed Australian (Mother's side), and Serbian and Croatian descent (Father's side), as he noted on the Foxtel program, Sterlo, on 28 February 2017[2][3] and played his junior rugby league for the Mona Vale Raiders, before being signed by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Trbojevic is the older brother of fellow Manly Warringah Sea Eagles player Tom Trbojevic.[4] Trbojevic has played for the New South Wales U16's and U18's teams.[5][6] In October 2011, Trbojevic played for the Australian Schoolboys.[7] On 7 March 2012, Trbojevic re-signed with the Sea Eagles on a 2-year contract.[8] Trbojevic played for the Sea Eagles NYC team in 2013.[9] On 20 April 2013, Trbojevic was named in the New South Wales Under 20's team against the Queensland Under 20's team, Trbojevic played off the interchange bench in the 36-12 victory at Penrith Stadium.[10][10] On 27 August 2013, Trbojevic was named at prop in the 2013 NYC Team of the Year.[11] On 13 October 2013, Trbojevic played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis off the interchange bench in the Kangaroos 38-26 win at Jubilee Oval.[12]

Playing career[edit]


In Round 26 of the 2013 NRL season, Trbojevic made his NRL debut for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles against the Penrith Panthers off the interchange bench in the Sea Eagles 38-26 loss at Brookvale Oval.[13] Trbojevic only played 1 match for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 2013 NRL season.

Trbojevic playing for the Sea Eagles in the NSW Cup in 2014
Trbojevic (middle) with friends at a residence in Mona Vale.


Trbojevic played no matches for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 2014 NRL season after suffering a broken leg and dislocated ankle in a New South Wales Cup match.[4]


In Round 2 of the 2015 NRL season, Trbojevic played his first grade match for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles since Round 26 in the 2013 NRL season, playing against the Melbourne Storm off the interchange in the Sea Eagles 24-22 win at Brookvale Oval.[14] On 28 April 2015, Trbojevic re-signed with the Sea Eagles on a 2-year contract.[15] In Round 20 against the New Zealand Warriors, Trbojevic scored his first NRL career try in the Sea Eagles 32-12 win at Mt Smart Stadium.[16] On 8 September, Trbojevic's form for Manly, which finished the season in 9th place with an 11-13 record (missing the finals for the first time since 2004) saw him win the clubs "Roy Bull Best & Fairest" award for the year. He played 23 games for Manly in 2015, scoring 3 tries, making 601 tackles, 2,559 metres and 247 hit ups.[17] On 26 September, Trbojevic earned his first senior representative jumper when he played at prop for the Prime Minister's XIII against Papua New Guinea in the 40-12 win in Port Moresby.[18][19][20]


On 1 February, Trbojevic was named as captain of the Sea Eagles' 2016 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[21]

After again playing for the Prime Ministers XIII, on 13 October 2016, Trbojevic was called into the Australian Kangaroos squad for the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations tournament after Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii withdrew with an ankle injury.[22] He made his test debut playing lock forward for Australia in the opening match of the Four Nations tournament against Scotland in Hull, England on 28 October and scored a try on debut. By playing in the match, he became Manly-Warringah's 68th Australian test player and the first local Manly junior to make his test debut for Australia since Anthony Watmough in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[23]


Manly coach Trent Barrett named Jake trbojevic as vice-captain of the Manly Sea Eagles for the 2017 NRL season with Daly Cherry-Evans named as captain, the pair taking over from retired captain Jamie Lyon and vice-captain Brett Stewart.


  1. ^ "Jake Trbojevic - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpOHcGdDrDY
  3. ^ "Serbian Rugby League on Twitter: "Booooom! Great hit by jake trbojevic #serb @NRL #manvmel @SeaEagles"". Twitter.com. 2015-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Jake and Tom Trbojevic are Manly's younger version of the Stewart brothers". Foxspoprts.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  5. ^ "NSW Under 16s Possibles V Probables - NSWRL Academy". Fox Sports Pulse. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  6. ^ "NSW Under 18's Team announced - NRL.com". M.nrl.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  7. ^ "ASSRL Schoolboys rugby league news, Australian Secondary School Rugby League, Australian Schoolboys". Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140301174608/http://www.silvertails.net/news/latest-sea-eagles-news/6087-saved-from-dogs-manly-sign-outstanding-junior-prop. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150928181420/http://rleague.com/players/Jake-Trbojevic_4039/Matches. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ a b "New South Wales defeat Queensland 36-12 in under-20s Origin". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  11. ^ "2013 Holden Cup Team of the Year". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  12. ^ "Clubs Queue for Young Manly Sea Eagles". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  13. ^ "Flat Manly know they must improve for finals bid". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  14. ^ "Manly hold off fast-finishing Storm". NRL.com. 2015-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  15. ^ "Manyl Will Re-sign Trbojevic Brothers". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  16. ^ "Famous Win Reignites Top Eight Hopes". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  17. ^ "Jake Trbojevic wins Manly's top award". Sea Eagles. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  18. ^ "Merrin to lead Prime Minister's XIII". NRL.com. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  19. ^ "Jake Trbojevic named in Prime Minister's XIII". Sea Eagles. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  20. ^ Tom Decent. "Australian Prime Minister's XIII beat Papua New Guinea 40-12 in Port Moresby". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  21. ^ "Manly names new look Nines squad". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  22. ^ Trbojevic replaces Papalii for Kangaroos
  23. ^ 2016 Rugby League Four Nations - Australia vs Scotland

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