Jordan McLean

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Jordan McLean
Jordan McLean.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJordan McLean
Born (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 27)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–17 Melbourne Storm 86 4 0 0 16
2018– North Qld Cowboys 29 3 0 0 12
Total 115 7 0 0 28
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
2017 World All Stars 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Australia 8 0 0 0 0
2018 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 0 0 0
As of 18 August 2019
Source: [1]

Jordan McLean (born 8 October 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. He was a member of the Melbourne Storm's 2017 NRL premiership team and Australia's 2017 Rugby League World Cup winning side.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, McLean is of Māori descent. He was educated at Young High School.[2]

Jordan played his junior rugby league for the Young Cherrypickers. He was then signed by the Canberra Raiders and played for them in the Harold Matthews Cup before being signed by the Melbourne Storm.[3]

He played for the Storm's NYC team from 2009 to 2011[4] and was a part of their 2009 NYC premiership winning team.

Playing career[edit]

McLean playing for the Storm-Sharks combined team in 2013

2013[edit]

On 10 June 2013, McLean re-signed with the Storm for a further 3 years, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.[5] In Round 11 of the 2013 NRL season, McLean made his NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm against the Sydney Roosters at the SFS from the interchange bench in the Storm's 26-18 win.[6] In Round 23 against the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium, McLean scored his first career try in the Storm's 23-10 win.[7] McLean finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 14 matches and scoring a try for the Storm.

2014[edit]

In Round 3 of the 2014 NRL season the Melbourne Storm played the Newcastle Knights at a home game at AAMI Park in the Storm's 28-20 win, shortly before half-time, McLean was involved in a 3-man tackle with team mates Jesse and Kenny Bromwich, where Knights forward Alex McKinnon subsequently suffered fractures to C4 and C5 vertebrae and was admitted to Melbourne's The Alfred Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma. Early reports were that McKinnon was unlikely to walk again. McLean expressed his sympathies to McKinnon through a Facebook post that read "Best wishes to Alex McKinnon, I genuinely hope you're alright and have a safe recovery". On 2 April, McLean appeared before the NRL Judiciary. McLean's lawyer Nick Ghabar, urged the panel to remove any emotion from the case and to exercise their common sense as former players, to accept the tackle was an accident, however, his client was given a seven-match suspension. A devastated McLean could not bear to look at numerous replays of the tackle.[8][9][10] McLean returned to the Storm side in Round 14 against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, playing in the Storm's 24-20 win.[11] He finished off the 2014 season having played in 16 matches and scoring 3 tries for the Storm.[12]

2015[edit]

On 24 March 2015, McLean re-signed with Storm for a further three years, keeping him at the club to the end of the 2018 season.[13] McLean finished off the 2015 season having played in 15 matches for the Storm.[14]

2016[edit]

On 8 May 2016, McLean played for New South Wales Country against New South Wales City, playing off the interchange bench in the 44-30 loss in Tamworth.[15] On 2 October 2016, in the Storm’s 2016 NRL Grand Final match against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, McLean started at prop in the 14-12 defeat.[16][17] McLean finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 21 matches for the Storm.

2017[edit]

On 10 February 2017, McLean played for the World All Stars against the Indigenous All Stars in the 2017 All Stars match, starting at prop in the 34-8 loss at Hunter Stadium.[18] On 20 March 2017, McLean signed with the North Queensland Cowboys on a three-year deal, starting in 2018.[19][20] In May 2017, McLean was named as 18th man for Australia in the 2017 ANZAC Test match against New Zealand and for New South Wales for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series.[21][22] On 1 October 2017, in the Storm’s 2017 NRL Grand Final match against the North Queensland Cowboys, McLean started at prop in the 34-6 victory against his future club.[23][24] McLean finished his last year with the Melbourne Storm with him playing in 20 matches in the 2016 NRL season. On 3 October 2017, McLean was rewarded for his big season by being selected in the 24-man Kangaroos squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.[25] McLean played in all 6 matches of the tournament including starting at prop in the Kangaroos 6-0 gritty win against England in the World Cup Final at Suncorp Stadium.[26]

2018[edit]

In Round 1 of the 2018 NRL season, McLean made his club debut for the North Queensland Cowboys against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, starting at prop in the 20-14 win at 1300SMILES Stadium.[27] In Round 2 against the Brisbane Broncos in the Queensland derby match, Mclean scored his first club try for the Cowboys in the 24-20 loss at Suncorp Stadium.[28] In the Cowboys' Round 4 loss to the Penrith Panthers, McLean suffered a foot injury, sidelining him for four months.[29] He returned from injury in the Cowboys' Round 20 win over the Newcastle Knights.[30]

Following a strong finish to the season, McLean was recalled to the Australian squad for their end of season Test matches against New Zealand and Tonga.[31] On October 6, he represented the Prime Minister's XIII in their win over the PNG Prime Minister's XIII side.[32][33]

2019[edit]

On 8 March 2019, McLean was named vice-captain of the Cowboys.[34]

Achievements and accolades[edit]

Team[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[35]
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2013 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 14 1 0 0 4
2014 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 16 3 0 0 12
2015 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 15 0 0 0 0
2016 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 21 0 0 0 0
2017 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 20 0 0 0 0
2018 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 10 2 0 0 0
Career totals 96 6 0 0 20

International[edit]

Denotes seasons in which McLean won a World Cup
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2017 Australian colours.svg Australia 6 0 0 0 0
Career totals 6 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan McLean - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.playersvoice.com.au/jordan-mclean-hardest-decision-of-all/#tIq1JMKJoDTP4yT0.97
  3. ^ "Raiders.com.au - Official Website of the Canberra Raiders". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
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  6. ^ "Storm v Roosters at Allianz Stadium". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Knights v Storm Match Report". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  8. ^ "McLean Sends Message to Injured McKinnon". Nrl.com. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  9. ^ "How One Tackle Changed the Lives of Newcastle Player Alex McKinnon and Melbourne storm's Jordan McLean". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Jordan McLean needs 'support' after Alex McKinnon tackle | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Storm's McLean happy to be back". NRL.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Jordan McLean Says He Resigned with the Storm to Repay the Favour for the Support Shown to Him Through Tough Times". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Young City side stun Country". NRL.com. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  16. ^ "NRL 2016 grand final: Melbourne Storm v Cronulla Sharks player ratings". Fox Sports. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Cronulla beat Storm 14-12 in thrilling 2016 NRL Grand Final". Dailymail.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  18. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/indigenous-all-stars-thump-world-all-stars-348-in-newcastle/news-story/a016f102b1c7ddc5bbdeeedb83a149c5
  19. ^ Clark, Laine (20 March 2017). "North Queensland Cowboys snare Jordan McLean from Melbourne Storm". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Family first for focused Storm star". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Kangaroos squad updated". M.nrl.com. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Two debutants in Blues team for Origin I". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Ryan Girdler's Tohu Harris Warriors dig, Cooper Cronk's lucky undies, Macklemore and Matt Cooper". Fox Sports. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  24. ^ "NRL 2017 grand final: Storm player ratings v Cowboys". Fox Sports. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Mal: 'Obviously he was clearly upset'". News.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  26. ^ https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/rugby-league-world-cup-2017-australia-scrape-out-60-victory-in-final-against-wayne-bennettinspired-england-20171202-gzxh7d.html
  27. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/03/09/north-queensland-cowboys-mark-johnathan-thurstons-300th-celebrations-with-win-over-cronulla-sharks/
  28. ^ https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/live-nrl-brisbane-broncos-v-north-queensland-cowboys-live-scores-updates-news-blog/news-story/f64c7efb898c73a25cc09326f8ac965e
  29. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/04/01/north-queensland-cowboys-jordan-mclean-out-for-three-months/
  30. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/nrl-late-mail-team-news-and-changes-for-round-20/news-story/76d8f79d0dbad56f8aed69f11a657d55
  31. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/10/08/jordan-mcleans-return-for-kangaroos-inspired-by-matt-scotts-courage/
  32. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/09/26/pms-xiii-announcement/
  33. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/10/06/prime-ministers-xiii-score-hard-earned-win-over-papua-new-guinea-pms-xiii/
  34. ^ https://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2019/03/08/introducing-captain-morgan/
  35. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/jordan-mclean/summary.html

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