Jarrod Sammut

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Jarrod Sammut
Jarrod Sammut London Broncos.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Jazz, Captain Jack Sparrow[1]
Born (1987-02-15) 15 February 1987 (age 30)
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb)[2]
Playing information
Rugby league
Position Scrum-half, Stand-off, Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–09 Penrith Panthers 38 9 44 2 126
2010–11 Crusaders RL 35 18 0 0 72
2012–13 Bradford Bulls 40 32 60 1 245
2014–15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 21 9 53 0 142
2014(DR) Featherstone Rovers 1 0 10 0 20
2015(loan) London Broncos 5 1 0 0 4
2015(DR) Workington Town 12 9 20 1 77
2016 Workington Town 25 24 57 2 212
2017– London Broncos 8 9 26 0 88
Total 185 111 270 6 986
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–12 Malta 7 10 21 0 82
Rugby union
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Malta 1 0 4 0 11
As of 26 March 2017
Source: [3][4][5]

Jarrod Sammut (born 15 February 1987) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the London Broncos in the Championship. He previously played for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League, Crusaders RL, the Bradford Bulls, the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League, and Workington Town in League 1. Sammut is a dual-code international for Malta, having represented both the Maltese rugby league team and the Maltese rugby union team. He primarily plays at halfback or fullback.

Early life[edit]

Sammut was born in Blacktown, New South Wales to parents Darren and Kim. He is of Indigenous Australian descent through his mother, and Maltese descent through his paternal grandparents.[6] He was educated at Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown and played junior rugby league for the Doonside Roos.

Penrith Panthers[edit]

Sammut was a member of the Penrith Panthers squad that defeated Newcastle Knights in the 2006 Jersey Flegg Cup grand final. He made his NRL debut for the Panthers on 4 August 2007 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. On 30 September 2007, Sammut captained the Panthers' side in their Jersey Flegg Cup Grand Final, scoring 1 try, 3 goals, and 1 field goal in their 19-14 win over the Parramatta Eels.[7]

Sammut playing for the Crusaders RL in 2010.

Crusaders RL[edit]

In April 2010, Sammut was released from the final year of his Panthers' contract to join the Crusaders in the Super League on a two and a half year contract until the end of 2012.[8] His arrival in Wales was delayed by volcanic ash and a broken down plane. The delay meant that Sammut made it to Wales only one day before the team headed to Edinburgh for the Magic Weekend.[9] Despite the late arrival and jet lag, Sammut scored a try in his Crusaders debut.[10]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Sammut joined the Bradford Bulls in 2012 on a one-year contract. During the 2013 pre-season, he signed a new two-tier extension to his contract.[citation needed]

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats[edit]

After playing for the Bulls in a 2014 pre-season match, Sammut signed a two-year contract with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on 14 February 2014, one day before the start of the Super League season.

On 25 June 2014, Sammut joined the Featherstone Rovers on a dual-registration.[11] He played in their match against the North Wales Crusaders (the successor of his former club), kicking 10 goals from 10 attempts.[12][13]

On 26 February 2015, Sammut joined the London Broncos on a dual-registration.[14][15]

Workington Town[edit]

On 23 December 2015, Sammut signed with Workington Town.[16][17]

London Broncos[edit]

Sammut signed a two-year deal with the London Broncos on 25 October 2016.[18][19]

Representative career[edit]

Sammut made his Test debut for Malta on 8 October 2006 in their match against Lebanon.[20] He played for Malta in their match against Japan on 25 January 2007.[20] In October 2009, Sammut represented Malta in the Australian Mediterranean (Aus-Med) Shield at Marconi Stadium in Sydney, a tournament made up completely of Australian residents, such as Blake Austin, John Skandalis, and Cameron Ciraldo.[21] Sammut played in both of Malta's non-Test matches, against Italy and Portugal. In 2011, Sammut was part of Malta's squad for the 2011 European Shield. He played in both of Malta's matches, scoring 4 tries and 10 goals, for a total of 36 points, in their match against Norway. This equaled the record for most points scored by a player in an international match, according to the RLEF.[22] On 29 September 2012, Sammut scored 38 points against Denmark from 4 tries and 11 goals.[23]

Sammut was named in Malta's train-on squad for their 28 October 2016 test match against Thailand.[24] The match was cancelled following the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.[25]

Date Opponents T G FG Pts
8 October 2006[citation needed]  Lebanon
25 January 2007[citation needed]  Japan
6 October 2007[citation needed]  Portugal
19 October 2007[citation needed] Royal Logistics Corps 1 - - 4
23 July 2011  Germany 1 - - 4
2 September 2011  Norway 4 10/11 - 36
29 September 2012  Denmark 4 11/13 - 38

Rugby union[edit]

On 25 October 2008, Sammut represented the Maltese national rugby union team in their 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying match against Croatia. He kicked 3 penalty goals and 1 conversion for a total of 11 points in Malta's 16-18 loss.[26] Sammut was to also play against Sweden on 1 November 2008, but was pulled from the game after the NRL learned he was playing union, not league.[27]

Club statistics[edit]

Year Club Competition App T G FG Pts
2007 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers National Rugby League 5 1 4/6 0 12
2008 12 2 28/36 2 66
2009 21 4 12/13 0 40
2010 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders RL Super League 13 6 0 0 24
2011 22 12 0 0 48
2012 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 15 6 25/32 0 74
2013 25 25 33/41 1 167
2014 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 18 8 53 0 138
2015 3 1 0 0 4
2016 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town Championship 25 24 57 2 212
2017 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 0 0 0 0 0

Personal life[edit]

In June 2009, Sammut had the phrase "Justify Your Existance" tattooed across his chest, with 'existence' spelled incorrectly.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No talk of Wembley yet says Mellars". crusadersrfl.com. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jarrod Sammut". crusadersrfl.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jarrod Sammut". Rugby League Project. 
  4. ^ "Player Stats 2006-11". crusadersrfl.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jarrod Sammut". Love Rugby League. 
  6. ^ Walshaw, Nick (6 June 2008). "Panthers poster boy: Jarrod Sammut". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Fitzgibbon, Liam (30 September 2007). "Penrith comeback seals Jersey Flegg grand final". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Crusaders sign Malta scrum-half Jarrod Sammut". BBC. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jarrod Sammut goes straight into Crusaders squad for Bradford Bulls clash". Daily Post North Wales. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Sammut off to a roaring start for Crusaders". The National. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Wakefield's Jarrod Sammut loaned to Championship's Featherstone". Sky Sports. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  12. ^ Featherstone vs Crusaders. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  13. ^ Featherstone Rovers 56-18 NW Crusaders. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Broncos sign dual registration deal with Wakefield Wildcats". LondonBroncosRL.com. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Jarrod Sammut set for London Broncos debut at Leigh". Daily Mail. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "Jarrod Sammut is a Townie". TownRLFC.com. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "RL ace Jarrod Sammut returns to Workington Town". Times and Star. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Jarrod Sammut signs for London Broncos". Rugby AM. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "Jarrod Sammut joins London Broncos". SBS. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Sammut in NRL debut, lifts Panthers to rare home win". 31 July 2007. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. 
  21. ^ "Aus-Med Shield Tournament". NSWRL.com.au. 6 October 2009. Archived from the original on 9 October 2009. 
  22. ^ "Sammut equals point-scoring record". Maltese Rugby League. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. 
  23. ^ "Sammut On song as Malta trounce Denmark". Malta Independent. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "Malta name squad for Ireland & Thailand matches". Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  25. ^ "Malta tour of Thailand cancelled". Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  26. ^ Camilleri, Valhmor (26 October 2008). "Last-gasp penalty foils Malta". Times of Malta. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  27. ^ Mascord, Steve (29 October 2008). "Sammut sidelined after contract breach". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  28. ^ Ritchie, Dean (17 February 2010). "Penrith Panther Jarrod Sammut gets tattoo with wrong spelling". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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