Leroy Cudjoe

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Leroy Cudjoe
Leroy Cudjoe 2013 RLWC.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 29)[1]
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb) [2]
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008– Huddersfield Giants 257 116 62 1 589
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–13 England 10 3 1 0 14
As of 31 March 2017
Source: RLP, Huddersfield Giants profile

Leroy Cudjoe (born 7 April 1988) is an English professional rugby league footballer and current team captain of Huddersfield Giants of Super League. An England national representative outside back, he has played his whole Super League career to date with Huddersfield.

Early life[edit]

Leroy attended Newsome High School and Sports College where he was known as the egg. Leroy's previous club is the Newsome Panthers. His origin is Grenadian where his father's family originated.[3]

Rugby league career[edit]

Cudjoe playing for Huddersfield

Leroy joined the Giants' Academy aged 16 and was awarded a full-time contract at the end of the 2006 season.

He was selected to play for Yorkshire Academy in the fixture against Lancashire Academy in the 2005 season. This fixture is often seen as a trial game for the full England Academy team and although he initially made the England training squad, Leroy missed out on a place in the final England squad.

His 2007 season was partly disrupted due to a broken hand sustained in May, and he did not make a first team appearance although won the Giants Reserves Player of the Year award at the end of the season.

He made his Super League debut in Round 1 of 2008 against Leeds Rhinos. He scored his first competitive try for the club in the 50–16 defeat of Hull Kingston Rovers in May 2008.

He played his first match for England in the 2010 Four Nations tournament.

He has continued to be a favourite during the 2011 and 2012 seasons at his hometown club Huddersfield Giants. His pace and quick foot work is now famous and all the Giants fans adore him.

He played for England in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stott, Julie (6 October 2010). "England Four Nations Pen Pics". News of the World. UK: News Group Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". web page. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Leroy Cudjoe: The wing's speech: How Giant came to terms with his stammer". The Independent. London. 7 July 2011. 

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