Jamie Mathiou

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Jamie Mathiou
Personal information
Born Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Position Prop

Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–93 North Sydney Bears 4 1 0 0 4
1995–96 North Qld Cowboys 11 1 0 0 4
1998–01 Leeds Rhinos 136 4 0 0 16
Total 151 6 0 0 24
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–00 Ireland 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

Jamie Mathiou (born in Queensland, Australia) is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. An Ireland international forward, he played for Australian clubs, the North Sydney Bears, and the North Queensland Cowboys, and for English club, the Leeds Rhinos.

Playing career[edit]

While attending Kingscliff High School, Mathiou played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1989.[3]

Mathiou played for the North Sydney Bears, and North Queensland Cowboys in Australia and Leeds Rhinos in the European Super League.[1] His position of choice was as a prop.

Mathiou played 136 games for Leeds, starting 100 from the bench. He became the longest serving import for Leeds Rhinos since the change of import rules in 1982.[4] He played for Leeds from the interchange bench in their 1998 Super League Grand Final loss to Wigan Warriors.

Mathiou was an Ireland international and played at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

Later years[edit]

After retiring from Leeds, Mathiou played with and captained the Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup competition. Later he worked in recruitment for the Sydney Roosters for ten years.[6][7] He joined the Gold Coast Titans in 2015 as the recruitment manager, spending only a year at the club.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Jamie Mathiou". Rugby League Project. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ Leeds Rhinos
  3. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Jamie Mathiou". Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Teams: Ireland". BBC. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  6. ^ Josh Alston (9 November 2012). "Younger Bowen moves on as Cowboys overflow". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Peter Badel (29 November 2012). "Contract spat sees promising Jack Goodsell leave Titans and fly to Roosters". The Australian. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Warren Smith tipped to eventually take over from Ray Warren at Nine". theage.com.au. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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