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.
|Full name||Jermaine McGillvary|
|Born||16 May 1988|
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||14 st 11 lb (94 kg)|
As of 20 September 2019
Jermaine is a product of the Giants' academy system.
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).
In 2011 McGillvary was awarded the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal.
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. 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.
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.
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