Jamie Mathiou

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Jamie Mathiou
Personal information
Born (1972-09-04) 4 September 1972 (age 46)
Queensland, Australia
Playing information
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 is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in 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.


Mathiou was born in Queensland, Australia.

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 the North Queensland Cowboys in Australia and Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.[1] His position of choice was as a prop.

Mathiou played 136 games for Leeds Rhino, starting 100 from the bench. He became the longest serving import for the 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 the Wigan Warriors.

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

Later years[edit]

After retiring from Leeds Rhinos, 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. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
  2. ^ Leeds Rhinos
  3. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Jamie Mathiou". Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  5. ^ "The Teams: Ireland". BBC. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  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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