Jake Webster

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Jake Webster
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Personal information
Full name Jake Ngapera Webster[1]
Born (1983-10-29) 29 October 1983 (age 33)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb) [2]
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–06 Melbourne Storm 49 28 0 0 112
2007 Gold Coast Titans 18 4 0 0 16
2008–12 Hull Kingston Rovers 105 41 7 0 178
2013– Castleford Tigers 47 14 0 0 56
2014(DR) York City Knights 1 0 0 0 0
Total 220 87 7 0 362
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–07 New Zealand 8 5 0 0 20
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.

Background[edit]

Webster, the son of a New Zealand Māori father, Steven and Greek mother, Madeline,[3] 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[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

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[4]

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.[5]

Webster agreed a deal to join current English Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers on 30 August 2007 for a reported 3 year £100,000 per year contract after being released by the Titans.

Super League[edit]

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.[6]

On 26 June Webster signed for Castleford Tigers on a three-year deal, starting in 2013.[7]

In March 2014, after missing rugby league action for nearly 12 months out with injury, Webster was given game time to play for the York City Knights in the League 1 competition.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2003 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 1 0 0 0 0
2004 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 6 3 0 0 12
2005 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 10 0 0 40
2006 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 18 15 0 0 60
2007 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 18 4 0 0 16
2008 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 26 10 3 0 46
2009 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 26 12 0 0 48
2010 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 15 4 0 0 16
2011 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 25 12 0 0 48
2012 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 13 3 0 0 12
2013 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 7 4 0 0 16
2014 Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 1 0 0 0 0
2014 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 22 7 0 0 28
*2015 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 18 3 0 0 12

(* denotes season still competing)

As of 13 August 2015

Representative statistics[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2005  New Zealand 6 5 0 0 20
2006  New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
2007  New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ WEBSTER, JAKE NGAPERA 2005 - 2007 - KIWI #719 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ "Castleford Tigers 1st Team Jake Webster". Official Castleford Tigers web site. Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10349960
  4. ^ http://www.rleague.com/db/content/73000/73149.php
  5. ^ "Anzac Test Match 2007". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Webster Wings In". Sportinglife. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Castleford Tigers". Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Webster To Play For York On Sunday". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 

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