Kirk Yeaman

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Kirk Yeaman
Kirk Yeaman.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-09-15) September 15, 1983 (age 33)
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Weight 14 st 9 lb (93 kg)[1]
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–16 Hull F.C. 374 177 0 0 708
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–11 England 8 3 0 0 12
2006–07 Great Britain 3 0 0 0 0
Source: [2]

Kirk Yeaman (born 15 September 1983) is an English professional rugby league footballer for Hull F.C. of Super League. An England international representative three-quarter back, he also previously played for Great Britain and has played his entire club football career to date with Hull.

Career[edit]

Yeaman came up through the ranks at Hull, a centre who has been likened to Jamie Lyon[2] and also a proven try scorer. He scored 17 tries at the end of the 2005 season and an impressive tally in 2006 that took him over the 20 try mark. Hull reached the 2006 Super League Grand final to be contested against St. Helens and Yeaman played at centre in his side's 4-26 loss.[3] His performances in 2006 saw him included in the Super League Dream Team.

Despite some injuries, he was called up to the Tri Nations in Australia, playing in two matches.

Kirk signed a three-year contract extension with Hull [3], and he will now remain with the club until the end of the 2010 season.

He has been forced to rule himself out contention for the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup through injury.[4]

Yeaman has a 2005 Challenge Cup winners medal after Hull beat Leeds 25-24 in the first ever August Challenge Cup Final, he was also a member of the Hull squad that reached the 2006 Super League Grand Final (losing to St. Helens) and was a double try scorer In Hull's 28-16 defeat also against St. Helens in the 2008 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium

In 2011, Yeaman was rewarded for his form with Hull by being called up to the England Squad along with wing partner Tom Briscoe for the Four Nations. He was also included in the Super League Dream Team, again along with Briscoe.

On 3 June 2016 a try against Widnes took Kirk over the 700 point mark for Hull, consisting of 175 tries. Kirk is only the second player in Hull's history to score 700 points without kicking a single goal. The late Clive Sullivan MBE is the other.

Yeaman is 3rd on Hull's all time try scoring list with 175. Only Clive Sullivan and Ivor Watts are ahead of him

(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Statistics[edit]

The table below shows a cumulative points and scoring records for Yeaman at the end of the 2013 Super League season.[5]

Club Years Active Appearances Tries Goals Drop Goals Points
Hull 2001- 300 155 620

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hull 1st Team Kirk Yeaman". Hull FC. Hull FC. 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. ^ David Burke (2 November 2006). "Yeaman's daunting debut". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "St Helens 26-4 Hull FC". BBC News. 14 October 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Yeaman to face surgery decision". BBC. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  5. ^ [1]