Jamie Peacock

Jamie Peacock

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James “Jamie” Peacock (born 14 December 1977 in Leeds) is an English professional rugby league footballer for the Leeds Rhinos of the European Super League. A Great Britain and England representative prop forward, he has won championships with Leeds and Bradford, whom he previously played for.

Peacock is a product of the Bradford Bulls junior programme, but first began playing rugby with Stanningley SARLC having been born and brought up in Leeds. On his way to becoming a first team regular for the Bradford Bulls Jamie spent a month on loan at Featherstone Rovers and that season made four appearances and scored one try. He also enjoyed a spell at University of Wollongong in Australia as he learned his rugby trade.

He made his Super League debut in 1999 for Bradford, making two starts and 16 substitute appearances for the club, scoring six tries. However, it was the following year that he really cemented his place in the side helping the Bulls to Challenge Cup success over Leeds at Murrayfield. During his time with the Bulls he won every honour available, with Grand Final, Challenge Cup and World Club Challenge honours to his credit with Peacock recognised as being one of the key ingredients of this success.[dubious – discuss] He has rightly gained a reputation as one of the best forwards in world rugby[dubious – discuss] and is a player who has gained respect[dubious – discuss] from not just the fans but the critics as well as his peers, winning such accolades as Man of Steel, Players’ Player of the Year and Rugby League Writers’ Player of the Year.

In 2002, saw Peacock played in the Bulls World Club Challenge success over Newcastle Knights and made 30 appearances as the Bulls again returned to Old Trafford only to lose out to a Sean Long drop goal. However, the Bulls were unstoppable as they captured the Challenge Cup, League Leaders and Grand Final trophies ahead of Leeds and Wigan respectively and Peacock was named Players Player of the Year, Rugby League Writers Player of the Year and Man of Steel.

The Bulls once again lifted the World Club Challenge trophy, defeating Penrith Panthers at the start of 2004 and battled all the way with the Rhinos to Old Trafford were Leeds finally got the advantage over their old nemesis. Peacock was honoured with the captaincy at Bradford in his final year at Odsal and helped the side claim the 2005 Super League Trophy when the side defeated the Rhinos in the final at Old Trafford.

He played in the 2008 Super League Grand Final victory over St Helens.

Jamie Peacock won caps for England while at Bradford Bulls in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup against Russia, Fiji, Ireland (sub), and New Zealand (sub), in 2001 against Wales, while at Leeds Rhinos in 2008 against France, in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup against Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), in 2009 against France (2 matches), Australia, New Zealand, and Australia, and won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford Bulls in 2001 against Australia (2 matches), and Australia (sub), in 2002 against Australia, New Zealand, and New Zealand (sub) (2 matches), in 2003 against Australia (3 matches), in 2004 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand, in 2005 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), while at Leeds Rhinos in 2006 against New Zealand (3 matches), and Australia (2 matches), in 2007 against New Zealand (3 matches).

[edit] EnglandPeacock earned himself a place in John Kear’s England side for the 2000 World Cup. He made four appearances in the World Cup that year, scoring an impressive six tries which including a hat trick against Fiji at Headingley.

On 16 June 2008, Peacock was announced as the England captain for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

He has been named in the England squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

He was selected to play for England against France in the one-off test in 2010.

Great Britain In 2001, he capped the season by making his Great Britain debut against Australia scoring a try on his debut in the first test victory at Huddersfield. He has since become a permanent presence in the Great Britain squad making 14 appearances, all but three of which have been in the starting line up. Peacock was made captain of Great Britain for the 2005 and 2006 Gillette Tri-Nations tournaments due to injuries to Paul Sculthorpe. Peacock had a good tri nations being named the best forward in the world

Jamie is available for Q&A (QUestions & Answers) and is very popular.