Peter Jones (rugby league)

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Peter Jones
Personal information
Full namePeter Jones
Born (1972-07-24) 24 July 1972 (age 47)
Tully, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
PositionFive-eighth, Lock, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–02 North Queensland 131 13 0 0 52
Source: [1]

Peter Jones is a former Australian rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He is best known for playing for the North Queensland from 1995–2002 and for being the team's captain for part of that time.

Playing career[edit]

Jones made his first grade debut for North Queensland in Round 5 of the 1995 season against rivals Brisbane. North Queensland went on to claim the wooden spoon in their first season as a club managing only 2 wins all year. In 1997, North Queensland joined the rival super league competition at the height of the super league war with Jones making 16 appearance for the side. North Queensland claimed their second wooden spoon after finishing last on the table. In 1998, North Queensland joined the reunified National Rugby League competition but Jones missed the entire season with injury.

Jones went on to feature in 22 games the following season as North Queensland finished second last on the table and in 2000 the club claimed its 3rd wooden spoon with Jones playing in 20 games. In 2001, Jones was one of three players who testified against Wests Tigers player John Hopoate, who was found guilty of unsportsmanlike interference, in that Hopoate had inserted his finger into their anuses during the match.[2][3] At the end of 2002, Jones announced his retirement and at the time was the club's longest serving player.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Peter Jones- Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ Tigers trio in trouble
  3. ^ "Rugby League: Lowe - kick Hopoate out for life". The New Zealand Herald. 30 March 2001. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Last of the original Cowboys to ride off into the sunset -".
  5. ^ Richard Bath (10 December 2009). Notorious: The Maddest and Baddest Sportsmen on the Planet. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-0-00-735544-0.
  6. ^ "Last of the original Cowboys to ride off into the sunset". Sydney Morning Herald, By Steve Mascord. August 10, 2002
  7. ^ Lubicz, Carly (11 July 2011). "For the Game, the Glory & Great Mates". Duo Magazine. p. 18. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.

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