Jeremy Hawkins

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Jeremy Hawkins
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Hawkins playing for the Mount Pritchard Mounties in 2014.
Personal information
Born (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 25)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2014–15 Canberra Raiders 72008
2016– Melbourne Storm 00000
Total72008
As of 4 November 2015
Source: [1]

Jeremy Hawkins (born 15 May 1993) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League. He plays at centre and wing and previously played for the Canberra Raiders.

Rugby league team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.

Melbourne Storm rugby league football club

The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia, that participate in the National Rugby League. The first fully professional rugby league team based in the state, the Storm entered the competition in 1998. The Storm were originally a Super League initiative, created in 1997 during the Super League war, however, following the Super League collapse, the team became a part of the newly formed, united competition. The club play their home games at AAMI Park. The Storm have won three premierships since their inception, in 1999, 2012 and 2017, have contested several more grand finals and were stripped of the 2007 and 2009 premierships, following salary cap breaches. The Storm also competed in the NRL's Under-20s competition from 2008 until its demise in 2017 and now in 2018 have entered the in the Hastings Deering Colts u20s QLD competition. In addition, the club has also expanded into netball with a joint venture with University of the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast Lightning commenced playing in the National Netball League in 2017.

National Rugby League Australasian rugby league football competition

The National Rugby League (NRL) is a league of professional men's rugby league teams in Australia. Run by the Australian Rugby League Commission, the NRL's main competition is known as the Telstra Premiership due to sponsorship from Telstra Corporation and is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand. It is the most viewed and attended rugby league club competition in the world.

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Background

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Hawkins played rugby union until he was 14-years-old. [2] He then made the switch to rugby league with the Randwick Kingfishers, before being signed by the Canberra Raiders.

Wellington Capital city in New Zealand

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with 418,500 residents. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. Its latitude is 41°17′S, making it the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

Canberra Raiders rugby league football club

The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership since 1982. Over this period the club has won 3 premierships,, received 1 wooden spoon and had a total of 15 of its players selected to don the green and gold for Australia national rugby league team. The Raiders' current home ground is Canberra Stadium in Bruce, Australian Capital Territory. Previously, the team played home matches at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, with the move to the AIS Stadium in Bruce taking place in 1990. The official symbol for the Canberra Raiders is the Viking. The Viking, also a mascot at Raiders' games, is known as Victor the Viking.

Playing career

Early career

From 2011 to 2013, Hawkins played for the Canberra Raiders' NYC team. [3] [4] On 30 August 2013, he re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract. [5] On 13 October 2013, he vice-captained the Junior Kiwis against the Junior Kangaroos, after being 18th man the year before. [6] [7] [8] [9]

The Junior Kiwis side represents New Zealand in the sport of rugby league. They are commonly known as the Junior Kiwis, after the native bird of that name.

The Junior Kangaroos side represents Australia in the sport of rugby league. They are commonly known as the Junior Kangaroos, after the native marsupial of that name.

2014

In 2014, Hawkins graduated to the Raiders' New South Wales Cup team, Mount Pritchard Mounties. [10] In Round 18 of the 2014 NRL season, he was named to make his NRL debut against the Gold Coast Titans, however the Raiders' request to play him was denied by the NRL due to the Raiders having used up all their second-tier salary cap and having players in Hawkin's position available to play. [11] [12] In Round 24, he made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, playing at centre in the Raiders' 22-12 win at Remondis Stadium. [13] [14]

The 2014 NRL season was the 107th season of professional rugby league in Australia and the 17th season of the National Rugby League in Australia and New Zealand. The season started in New Zealand, for the Auckland Nines, replacing the Rugby League All Stars Match for the year, in the pre-season. After 26 rounds of the regular season, the Sydney Roosters were again crowned minor premiers and the competition had been reduced to a top eight teams to contest the finals series. The grand final was won by the South Sydney Rabbitohs, ending a 43-year premiership drought, winning 30-6 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Gold Coast Titans rugby league football club

The Gold Coast Titans are a professional rugby league football club, based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The club competes in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, Australia's elite rugby league competition. It is the newest of the sixteen clubs in the league, having commenced its inaugural season on 18 March 2007. Since 2008, the Titans have played their home games at Cbus Super Stadium in Robina, Queensland.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks rugby league football club

The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire, Southern Sydney, New South Wales. They compete in the National Rugby League (NRL), Australasia's premier rugby league competition. The Sharks, as they are commonly known, were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, predecessor of the Australian Rugby League and the current National Rugby League competition, in January 1967. The club competed in every premiership season since then and, during the Super League war, joined the rebel competition before continuing on in the re-united NRL Premiership. The Sharks have been in competition for 50 years, appearing in four grand finals, winning their first premiership in 2016 after defeating the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium.

2015

On 13 February, Hawkins re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract, [15] however, on 5 November, he was released from the final 2 years of his contract and signed a 2-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2016. [16] [17]

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