7 April 1988 |
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb) |
|Position||Centre, Wing, Fullback|
|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.
Rugby league career
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 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.
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- "Leroy Cudjoe: The wing's speech: How Giant came to terms with his stammer". The Independent. London. 7 July 2011.