Jordan James

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Jordan James
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Personal information
Born (1980-05-24) 24 May 1980 (age 37)
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 16 st 1 lb (102 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Prop / Second row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–04 Sheffield Eagles 30 15 0 0 60
2005–06 Castleford Tigers 22 9 0 0 36
2006 Wigan Warriors 6 3 0 0 12
2006–07 Widnes Vikings 49 10 0 0 40
2008–11 Crusaders RL 80 16 0 0 64
2010(loan) South Wales Scorpions 2 0 0 0 0
2010(loan) Widnes Vikings 6 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Salford City Reds 44 6 0 0 24
2014 Wigan Warriors 17 2 0 0 8
2014(loan) Workington Town 5 1 0 0 4
2015 Swinton Lions 23 2 0 0 8
Total 261 62 0 0 248
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–13 Wales 30 9 0 0 36

Jordan James (born 24 May 1980 in Bath, Somerset, England) is a Welsh international rugby league footballer, who played for Wales and for Wigan of Super League, he has previously played for Crusaders, South Wales Scorpions, Swinton, Widnes, Castleford, Sheffield Eagles and Salford. Jordan is a former Royal Marine of 42 Commando who served with the marines in Iraq and was awarded the King's Badge during his Marines training and played his amateur rugby league with Gloucestershire Warriors.[2][3]

After retiring from playing, Jordan went on to have a successful career coaching and inspiring younger Wigan warrior players.

International honours[edit]

James has been captain numerous times for Wales while at Salford, Sheffield, Castleford, Widnes and Celtic Crusaders.[4]

He was named in the Wales squad to face England at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster prior to England's departure for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5]

He was named Wales' player of the year for 2009.[6]

In 2010 he represented Wales again in the 2010 Alitalia European Cup.

He represented Wales in the 2011 Four Nations.

He represented Wales in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

He appeared in the fourth series of the ITV dating show Take Me Out, which aired on 1 December 2012. He got a date with Victoria after becoming the first person in the history of the show to still have all 30 lights left on in the final round.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crusaders Rugby League". web page. Crusaders Rugby League Club. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Andy (2009-02-02). "Rugby league: Jordan James ready to lead Celtic Crusaders into new territory". The Guardian. London. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crusaders dominate Wales' squad". BBC. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Hayne named Player of the Year". Daily Telegraph. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 

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