|Full name||Jake Ngapera Webster|
29 October 1983 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (14 st 13 lb) |
|As of 13 August 2015
Source: Rugby League Project, Love Rugby League
Jake Webster (born 29 October 1983 in Melbourne, Australia) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Castleford Tigers of Super League. A New Zealand national representative three-quarter back, he previously played in Australasia's National Rugby League for the Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans, and in Super League for Hull Kingston Rovers.
Webster, the son of a New Zealand Māori father, Steven and Greek mother, Madeline, spent the early years of his life in Moonee Ponds before moving to Brisbane with his father. He began his rugby league career as an eight-year-old with the Valleys rugby league club and remained with the club through to under-18s. Jake was first spotted by former Melbourne Storm assistant coach Anthony Griffin in 2000 and was offered a place with Storm feeder side, Norths Devils.
Professional plying career
National Rugby League
In 2001 Webster was selected in the Queensland under-19s side and was offered a Storm contract soon after. He was the first Melbourne-born player to play with the Melbourne Storm. In round 16, 2006, he scored a memorable try that saved the Stom from certain defeat in one of the games of the year
Webster signed for the Gold Coast Titans in 2006 and is a member of their inaugural season, in 2007. He was selected to play for the New Zealand national team on the wing in the 2007 ANZAC Test loss against Australia.
Webster made his Super League debut in a 20-12 defeat by Leeds Rhinos in which he scored a brace and Hull Kingston Rovers's only tries. Jake made a good start to the 2010 season filling in for Paul Cooke at stand off and scoring a try in the opening fixture against Salford City Reds.
|2007||Gold Coast Titans||18||4||0||0||16|
|2008||Hull Kingston Rovers||26||10||3||0||46|
|2009||Hull Kingston Rovers||26||12||0||0||48|
|2010||Hull Kingston Rovers||15||4||0||0||16|
|2011||Hull Kingston Rovers||25||12||0||0||48|
|2012||Hull Kingston Rovers||13||3||0||0||12|
|2014||York City Knights||1||0||0||0||0|
(* denotes season still competing)
As of 13 August 2015
- WEBSTER, JAKE NGAPERA 2005 - 2007 - KIWI #719 nzleague.co.nz
- "Castleford Tigers 1st Team Jake Webster". Official Castleford Tigers web site. Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
- "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "Webster Wings In". Sportinglife. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
- "Castleford Tigers". Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- "Webster To Play For York On Sunday". Retrieved 2014-03-06.