Jarrod Sammut

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Jarrod Sammut
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Personal information
Nickname Jazz, Captain Jack Sparrow[1]
Born (1987-02-15) 15 February 1987 (age 29)
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 38 20 0 0 80
2012–13 Bradford Bulls 41 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 12 14 7 2 72
Total 168 94 194 6 766
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010 Malta 3 9 22 0 80
Rugby union
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008 Malta 1 1 3 0 11
As of 3 April 2016
Source: RLP, Crusaders RL Stats, [1]

Jarrod Sammut (born 15 February 1987) is an Australian-born, Maltese rugby league player who currently plays for Workington Town in the English Championship.[3] He previously played for Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League (NRL). Sammut has represented Malta at international level in both rugby league[4] and rugby union.[5]

Early career[edit]

Jarrod Sammut was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, a western suburb of Sydney. He played school football and was educated at Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown and played junior football for Doonside Roos. He was a member of the 2006 Penrith Panthers Jersey Flegg squad that defeated Newcastle Knights in the grand final.

Penrith Panthers[edit]

Jarrod Sammut made his debut in late 2007 against South Sydney Rabbitohs

He was responsible for some match winning performances during the 2008 season but failed to cement a regular spot in the team, before leaving the NRL for English Super League.

Super League[edit]

In March 2010, Sammut left Penrith to join Super League outfit Crusaders, based in Wrexham, North Wales.[6] He signed with the Crusaders for three years.[7]

Sammut's 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.[8] Despite the late arrival and jet lag, Sammut scored a try in his Crusaders debut.[9]

Bradford[edit]

Jarrod became the 3rd new signing for Bradford when he signed a 1 year contract with them.

2012 season[edit]

Sammut missed the pre-season games against Castleford and Dewsbury due to visa problems. He featured in the final friendly against Hull.

Jarrod featured in six consecutive games from Round 1 (Catalans Dragons) to Round 6 (Hull Kingston Rovers). Sammut missed Round 7 due to suspension. He featured in four consecutive games from Round 8 (Salford) to Round 11 (Widnes). Sammut was injured for Rounds 12-17. Sammut returned for Round 18 (Wakefield Trinity) to Round 19 (Wigan). Sammut was injured for Round 20. He returned for Round 21 (Leeds) to Round 22 (Warrington). Sammut was dropped until Round 27 (Catalans Dragons). He was injured for Round 4 and 5 of the Challenge Cup. Sammut scored against Castleford (1 try), Wigan (1 try, 2 goals), Wakefield Trinity (6 goals), Warrington (1 goal), Hull Kingston Rovers (4 goals), Salford (3 goals), Hull (3 goals), Leeds (2 goals), Widnes (4 goals) and Catalans Dragons (4 tries).

2013 season[edit]

Sammut signed a new 2 tear extension to his contract in the off-season. Jarrod featured in the pre-season friendlies against Dewsbury and Leeds. He scored against Leeds (2 tries).

He featured in 17 consecutive games from Round 1 (Wakefield Trinity) to Round 17 (Hull Kingston Rovers) but he missed Round 18-21 due to injury. He returned in Round 22 (Hull) to Round 27 (Huddersfield). Sammut also featured in Round 4 of the Challenge Cup against Rochdale Hornets and in Round 5 against London Broncos. He scored against Wakefield Trinity (2 tries), Huddersfield (7 tries, 1 drop goal), Widnes (3 goals), Hull Kingston Rovers (3 tries, 2 goals), Salford (2 tries, 6 goals), London Broncos (5 tries, 9 goals), Wigan (1 try, 1 goal), Rochdale Hornets (2 tries, 9 goals), Leeds (3 goals), Hull (1 try) and Castleford (2 tries).

2014 season[edit]

Sammut featured in the pre-season game against Hull. He signed a two-year deal with Wakefield Trinity on 14 February 2014.

Wakefield Trinity[edit]

2014 season[edit]

Sammut signed with Wakefield Trinity the day before the Super League season started.

He featured in Round 2 (Bradford) to Round 15 (Bradford) then in Round 22 (Warrington) to Round 24 (St Helens). Sammut featured in the Challenge Cup against Leeds. He scored against Bradford (3 goals), Wigan (4 goals), Catalans Dragons (10 goals), London Broncos (1 try, 7 goals), St Helens (4 goals), Hull Kingston Rovers (1 goal), Leeds (1 try, 2 goals), Castleford (2 tries, 4 goals), Huddersfield (3 tries, 5 goals), Hull (1 try, 3 goals), Widnes (4 goals) and Warrington (6 goals).

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2012 Bradford 15 6 25 0 74
2013 Bradford 25 25 33 1 167
2014 Wakefield Trinity 18 8 53 0 138
Total 59 40 113 1 387

Representative career[edit]

Due to heritage rules, Sammut qualifies to represent Malta internationally. He has played with the Malta national rugby league team as well as the Malta national rugby union team. His single appearance for the union team was an 11-point performance in 2008. He has not played for the union side since, however. In rugby league, he featured for Malta in the 2011 European Shield, personally scoring 36 points in the final game of the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No talk of Wembley yet says Mellars". Crusaders Rugby League. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Crusaders Rugby League". web page. Crusaders Rugby League Club. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "RL ace Jarrod Sammut returns to Workington Town". Times and Star. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jarrod Sammut". Penrith Panthers. 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sammut breaks rules, plays Union illegally". NRL News. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Crusaders sign Malta scrum-half Jarrod Sammut". BBC. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Rakic, Josh (28 March 2010). "Jilted Sammut runs into Crusaders' arms". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  8. ^ "Jarrod Sammut goes straight into Crusaders squad for Bradford Bulls clash". Daily Post North Wales. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sammut off to a roaring start for Crusaders". The National. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 

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