Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 2013.JPG
Personal information
Born (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 29)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009 Manly Sea Eagles 6 1 0 0 4
2010– Sydney Roosters 184 10 0 0 40
Total 190 11 0 0 44
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–18 New Zealand 22 2 0 0 8
2012–15 NRL All Stars 2 0 0 0 0
As of 22 February 2018
Source: [1]

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (born 20 January 1989) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. A New Zealand international representative Prop,[2] Waerea-Hargreaves started his NRL career at the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Waerea-Hargreaves later moved to the Sydney Roosters, with whom he won the 2013 NRL Premiership.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, Waerea-Hargreaves is of Māori and English descent. Waerea-Hargreaves later moved to Australia and first made a name for himself playing schoolboy rugby union at Iona College (Queensland), through some impressive performances in the AIC competition, making the AIC rep side versing the GPS rep side. Waerea-Hargreaves joined the Waratahs Academy in Sydney. Waerea-Hargreaves played for Australia at the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship in Ireland alongside future-Super Rugby players, such as Dan Palmer, Pat McCabe and Blair Connor.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Waerea-Hargreaves was signed by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles recruitment manager, Noel Cleal, despite never having played rugby league.[5] Waerea-Hargreaves played in the Sea Eagles NYC team in 2008 and 2009.


Waerea-Hargreaves made his NRL debut against the Brisbane Broncos in round 9, playing off the interchange bench in the Sea Eagles 22-20 win at Suncorp Stadium.[6] In his next match, in round 15, Waerea-Hargreaves scored his first NRL career try in the Sea Eagles 20-14 win against the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval.[7] Waerea-Hargreaves played 6 matches and scored a try during the season. He was also named in the Toyota Cup team of the year.[8] He was selected as part of the New Zealand Kiwis Four Nations squad and made his debut against Tonga.[9] Waerea-Hargreaves scored two tries against France in the Kiwis 62-12 win at Stade Ernest Wallon.[10]


Waerea-Hargreaves joined the Sydney Roosters in 2010 on a three-year deal. For the ANZAC Test, he was selected to play for New Zealand from the interchange bench in their 12-8 loss.[11] In week 1 of the finals, against Wests Tigers, Waerea-Hargreaves was on a receiving end of big hit from Simon Dwyer. The Roosters won 19-15 in golden point extra time due to a Shaun Kenny-Dowall 70 metre intercept try.[12] Waerea-Hargreaves played off the interchange bench in the 2010 NRL Grand Final, losing 32-8 to the St George-Illawarra Dragons.[13] He played in 19 matches for the Roosters in 2010. Waerea-Hargreaves played a match for New Zealand in the Four Nations, a 76-12 win against Papua New Guinea.[14]


In round 25, against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Waerea-Hargreaves scored his first club try for the Roosters in the 36-25 win at the SFS.[15] He played in 21 matches and scored a try for the season. Waerea-Hargreaves was selected in the New Zealand Four Nations squad.[16]


On 6 February, Waerea-Hargreaves played for the NRL All Stars on the interchange bench in the 28-12 win over the Indigenous All Stars.[17] He played in 23 matches and scored 3 tries in 2012. Waerea-Hargreaves played off the interchange bench in the October test against Australia.[18]


For the 2013 ANZAC Test, Waerea-Hargreaves played for New Zealand at prop in their 32-12 loss.[19] In round 9, he copped a 5-week suspension after being sent off for a head tackle against the Sea Eagles.[20] Waerea-Hargreaves played prop in the grand final against the Sea Eagles, the Roosters winning 26-18.[21][22] Waerea-Hargreaves played in 21 matches and scored a try in the Roosters successful season. He played for the Kiwis in all 7 matches of the World Cup including the 34-2 loss to Australia in the final.[23][24]


Waerea-Hargreaves with a strong run V Warriors, 2014

In round 11, against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Waerea-Hargreaves played his 100th NRL career match in the Roosters 32-12 win.[25] In round 19, against the Penrith Panthers at the SFS, he played his 100th match for the Roosters in the 32-12 win.[26] Waerea-Hargreaves finished off the 2014 season with him playing in 26 matches and scoring a try. In December, the Canberra Raiders offered Waerea-Hargreaves a multimillion-dollar contract but ended negotiations after he failed to meet a deadline.[27][28]


On 24 January, Waerea-Hargreaves was the co-captain of Roosters 2015 Auckland Nines squad alongside Mitchell Pearce.[29] On 13 February, he played for the NRL All Stars in the 2015 All Stars match. The NRL All Stars lost 20-6 to the Indigenous All Stars.[30] In round 23, against the Parramatta Eels, Waerea-Hargreaves scored one of the best solo tries of the season, scoring a crucial try by steamrolling two defenders and brushed off two more to score next to the posts in the Roosters 28-18 win.[31][32] In the next match against the Brisbane Broncos, his season ended after he suffered a knee injury.[33][34] Waerea-Hargreaves finished the year with him playing in 19 matches and scoring 2 tries.


In round 9, against the Newcastle Knights, Waerea-Hargreaves made his return for the Roosters from injury, playing off the interchange bench in the 38-0 win at the Sydney Football Stadium.[35][36] On 12 May 2016, Waerea-Hargreaves was accused of racially abusing a parking ranger after his girlfriend received a parking infringement notice in Mosman in Sydney’s lower North Shore. Waerea-Hargreaves denied the claims of the racism but admitted he was angry towards the ranger.[37] Waerea-Hargreaves finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 14 matches for the Roosters. On 6 September 2016, Waerea-Hargreaves was added to the New Zealand Kiwis train-on squad for the 2016 Four Nations.[38]


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  27. ^ Chris Wilson. "Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in the sights of Canberra Raiders". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  28. ^ Lee Gaskin. "Canberra Raiders end negotiations with Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves". Canberra Times. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  29. ^ "ROOSTERS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  30. ^ "Indigenous All Stars Have Beaten the NRL Stars 20-6". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  31. ^ "New dad Jared Waerea-Hargreaves produces crucial play in Sydney Roosters win over Parramatta Eels". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  32. ^ James Phelps (26 February 2016). "Sydney Roosters Come From Behind to Beat Parramatta Eels". Fox Sports. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  33. ^ James Hooper (26 February 2016). "Jared Warea-Hargreaves out for season as Roosters win thriller". Fox Sports. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  34. ^ "Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves suffer potential season-ending injuries as Sydney Roosters down Brisbane Broncos". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
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