Jessie Joe Parker

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Jessie Joe Parker
Personal information
Born (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 30)
Papua New Guinea
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–2010 Featherstone Rovers 14 17 68
2012– Whitehaven
Total 14 17 0 0 68
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–2013 Papua New Guinea 13 1 0 0 4
As of 16 April 2010
Source: [1]

Jessie Joe Parker (born 8 July 1985) is a Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer, who has played for the Papua New Guinea national rugby league team, representing them at the 2008 World Cup and the 2010 Four Nations in 2010. Whilst regarded as a utility player, Parker's position of preference is at centre. Best known for having a hand in forcing Shaun Leaf of Doncaster into retirement in 2015.

Playing career[edit]

After several impressive seasons in the PNG domestic league, Parker signed for Cairns based Queensland Cup side Northern Pride for 2009.

In 2009, Parker joined Championship big spenders Featherstone Rovers on a two-year contract at Post Office Road. He signed with the Wakefield Trinity for 2011, however Jessie had to cancel his contract due to personal reasons .[2] He joined Whitehaven in 2012.[3]

Representative career[edit]

Parker was named in the Papua New Guinea training squad in August, 2008 for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[4] He went on to play for PNG in the World Cup. He was named as part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2009 Pacific Cup.[5]

He played for Papua New Guinea in the 2010 Four Nations tournament. He played at both centre and fullback in the tournament.


  1. ^ Jessie Joe
  2. ^ Wakefield lose patience with new boy Jessie Joe Parker, 9 December 2010
  3. ^ Whitehaven sign PNG's Glen Nami and Jesse Joe Parker, 22 February 2012
  4. ^ "PNG name preliminary squad". 1 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  5. ^ Kumuls named The National, 12 October 2009

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