Tom Briscoe

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Tom Briscoe
Tom Briscoe Leeds Rhinos.jpg
Personal information
Full nameThomas Richard Briscoe [1]
Born (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 32)
Featherstone, West Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight15 st 10 lb (100 kg)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2008–13 Hull F.C. 1479000360
2014–22 Leeds Rhinos 2109300372
Total35718300732
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2009–13 England 15110044
Source: [2] [3] [4]
As of 26 September 2022

Tom Briscoe (born 19 March 1990) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a winger and has played for England at international level.

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He previously played for Leeds Rhinos and Hull F.C. in the Super League. [2] [3]

Briscoe holds the record for most tries in a Challenge Cup final with five.

Background

Briscoe was born in Featherstone, West Yorkshire, England.

Club career

Hull F.C.

Briscoe signed for Hull F.C. from Amateur team Featherstone Lions, and made his Super League début in the opening game of the 2008 season for Hull against Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Briscoe playing for Hull F.C. Tom Briscoe.jpg
Briscoe playing for Hull F.C.

Following his impressive start to the 2009 season, Briscoe signed a new five-year contract which kept him at the KC Stadium until the end of the 2013 season. [5]

In 2010 Tom was joined in the Hull F.C. squad by younger brother Jack, who graduated from the Academy.

Leeds Rhinos

On 2 October 2013 Tom signed for Leeds Rhinos, joining up with his younger brother Luke.

On 16 February 2014 Tom made his début for the Leeds Rhinos, scoring at hat trick of tries against Hull Kingston Rovers at the KC Lightstream Stadium in a 34-6 win and scored 8 tries in his first 10 appearances in a very successful start to his Leeds Rhinos career.

He played in the 2014 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium. [6]

In the 2015 Challenge Cup Final on 29 August 2015, Briscoe scored five tries, the first player to achieve this at Wembley Stadium, as Leeds defeated Hull Kingston Rovers 50-0. [7] Briscoe was named Lance Todd Trophy winner for his performance in this match. [7] [8] [9]

He played in the 2015 Super League Grand Final victory over the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford. [10]

He played in the 2017 Super League Grand Final victory over the Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford. [11] [12] [13]

He played for Leeds in the 2020 Challenge Cup Final and scored a try in a 17-16 victory over Salford at Wembley Stadium. [14]

Briscoe played a total of 26 games for Leeds in the 2021 Super League season including the club's 36-8 loss against St Helens in the semi-final. [15] On 24 September 2022, Briscoe played for Leeds in their 24-12 loss to St Helens RFC in the 2022 Super League Grand Final. [16]

International career

Briscoe was also rewarded for his fine club form in the early stages of the 2009 season by being included in the first batch of players to be called up to the England Elite Training squad. [17]

He made his England debut, scoring a brace of tries against Wales in October 2009. Later that year he was selected in Englands Four Nations squad, playing against France and Australia.

At the end of 2010, Briscoe played his first game for England outside of the United Kingdom, in a friendly match against a New Zealand Māori side and then went on to face the full New Zealand team in the Four Nations.

In 2011 Tom was selected to face the rugby league at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in the first ever International Origin match. He subsequently became established in the England team. [4]

Briscoe with England in 2011 Tom Briscoe England.jpg
Briscoe with England in 2011

He was selected in the England squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Honours

Club

Individual

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">2014 Challenge Cup Final</span>

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