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Jermaine McGillvary is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays on the wing for the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League, and the England Knights and England at international level.[2][3]

Jermaine McGillvary
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Personal information
Full nameJermaine McGillvary
Born (1988-05-16) 16 May 1988 (age 31)
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight14 st 11 lb (94 kg)[1]
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007– Huddersfield Giants 245 169 0 0 676
2008(loan) Batley Bulldogs 30 22 1 0 90
2009(loan) Batley Bulldogs 23 20 1 0 82
2010(loan) Barrow Raiders 11 8 0 0 32
Total 309 219 2 0 880
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 England Knights 1 0 0 0 0
2015–18 England 16 12 0 0 48
As of 20 September 2019
Source: [2][3][4]

He has spent time on loan from Huddersfield at the Batley Bulldogs and the Barrow Raiders.

BackgroundEdit

McGillvary was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, and he is of Grenadian descent.[5]

Jermaine is a product of the Giants' academy system.[6]

Playing careerEdit

After signing for the Huddersfield Giants, McGillvary was sent out on loan to Batley Bulldogs for the 2009 Co-operative Championship, a season which saw him progress as a talent and earned him selection in the 2009 Championship team of the season.

Batley/Batley Bulldogs' "most tries in a match" record of 5-tries, is jointly held by; Joe Oakland (1908), Tommy 'Dowdy' Brannan (against Swinton at Mount Pleasant, Batley on Saturday 17 January 1920), Jim Wale (1926 and 1927), Tommy Oldroyd (against Highfield on 6 March 1994), Ben Feehan (against Halifax on 18 August 2008), and Jermaine McGillvary (against Whitehaven on 24 May 2009).

He made his first-grade début in 2010, starting on the right wing against Bradford Bulls in round 16 of 2010's Super League XV.[7]

In 2011 McGillvary was awarded the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal.[8]

On 4 May 2014 Jermaine made his 100th appearance for Huddersfield. Fittingly he scored a try in his team's crucial 1 point win over 3rd placed Super League team, the Castleford Tigers.[9]

McGillvary finished as Super League's top try scorer in 2015, with 27, and earned selection in the Super League Dream Team. McGillvary's was selected in Steve McNamara's 24-man England team for their test series against New Zealand.[10] He made his début for England in the decisive final test-match at the DW Stadium.

The following year, McGillvary was selected in the England squad for the 2016 Four Nations. Before the tournament, England played a test match against France in which McGillvary scored a try in England's 40-6 win.

Following the 2017 season, McGillvary was named in Wayne Bennett's England squad for the World Cup in Australia.[11]

McGillvary played on the wing in England's 6-0 defeat by Australia in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final. He finished the tournament with seven tries in five games and ran more meters than any other player in the tournament.[12][13][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". web page. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". Giantsrl.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  5. ^ ""I save all my cheers for Jermaine": Meet Jermaine McGillvary's biggest fans". Huddersfield Examiner. 20 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/14543575
  7. ^ "Huddersfield Giants Profile Profile". giantsrl.com. 2010-06-06. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  8. ^ "The Albert Goldthorpe Awards". totalrl.com. League Publications. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  9. ^ "RUGBY-LEAGUE.COM". Rugby-League.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  10. ^ "MCNAMARA NAMES 24-MAN SQUAD FOR 2015 INTERNATIONAL SERIES". englandrl.co.uk. 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  11. ^ Barrow, Pete (2017-10-09). "Huddersfield Giants Jermaine McGillvary makes England squad". huddersfieldexaminer. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  12. ^ http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/world-cup/australia-capped-off-a-stunning-rlwc-with-the-team-of-the-tournament/news-story/fc74c6780911754d841373439494ce9c
  13. ^ https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/huddersfield-giants/world-cup-final-england-s-jermaine-mcgillvary-hopes-to-hit-right-note-in-grand-finale-1-8889161
  14. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/rugby-league-world-cup-2017-australia-scrape-out-60-victory-in-final-against-wayne-bennettinspired-england-20171202-gzxh7d.html

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