Corey Jensen

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Corey Jensen
Personal information
Born (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 24)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Lock

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2017– North Queensland 35 1 0 0 4
As of 9 October 2018
Source: [1]

Corey Jensen (born 8 January 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays as a prop and lock forward.

Background

Born in Townsville, Queensland, Jensen was raised in Bowen, playing his junior rugby league for the Bowen Seagulls and attending Bowen State High School.[4] In 2011, Jensen moved to Townsville to attend Ignatius Park College.[5]

Playing career

Early career

In 2010, Jensen played for the Townsville Stingers Cyril Connell Cup side and was selected for the Queensland under-16 team.[6][7] In 2011, he moved up to the Stingers' Mal Meninga Cup side and toured England and France with the Australian Institute of Sport team, alongside future first graders Kodi Nikorima, Euan Aitken, Nene Macdonald and Brendan Elliot.[8][9]

In 2012, Jensen started the season playing for the Stingers' Mal Meninga Cup side again before making his NYC debut for the North Queensland Cowboys. That year he was also selected for the Queensland under-18 team.[10]

In 2015, after three seasons with the Cowboys' NYC side, Jensen joined the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup.[11] In 2016, he was selected for the Queensland Residents rugby league team and signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys, joining their NRL squad.[12][13]

2017

After starting the season with the Townsville Blackhawks, Jensen made his NRL debut in Round, coming off the bench against the St George Illawarra Dragons.[14] In Round 16, he scored his first NRL try in the Cowboys' 14-12 win over the Penrith Panthers. On 28 July, he re-signed with the Cowboys until the end of the 2019 season.[15] On 1 October, Jensen started on the interchange in the Cowboys' 2017 NRL Grand Final loss to the Melbourne Storm. He ended his rookie season with 17 games and 1 try. On 6 October, he was named the Cowboys' Rookie of the Year.[16]

2018

Jensen played 18 games for the Cowboys in 2018, starting at prop in in Rounds 13 and 16.

Achievements and accolades

Individual

Statistics

NRL

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2017 season [17]
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2017 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 17 1 0 0 4
2018 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 18 0 0 0 0
Career totals 35 1 0 0 4

References

  1. ^ "Corey Jensen - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1994-01-08. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  2. ^ "Leary and Jensen step up for Cowboys". NRL.com. 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  3. ^ Nathan Ryan (2017-01-30). "NRL: Latrell Mitchell, Jamal Idris, Bulldogs, Broncos team news — Private Ryan". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  4. ^ "Junior league Jensen's home away from home". NRL.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  5. ^ "Local Hero Set for NRL Debut « Mendi Townsville & Districts Blackhawks RLFC". Blackhawkstsv.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  6. ^ "2012". Nyc Database. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  7. ^ "2010". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  8. ^ "AIS Rugby League NEWS - 2011 AIS tour of France and the UK Australian Institute of Sport Rugby League". Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  9. ^ "AIS finish off tour with a win". NRL.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  10. ^ "Queensland Under 18 Team". NRL.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  11. ^ "Blackhawks Sign 6 Players « Mendi Townsville & Districts Blackhawks RLFC". Blackhawkstsv.com.au. 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  12. ^ NRL Digital Media. "XXXX Queensland Residents team". QRL. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  13. ^ "Cowboys announce three singings ahead of Bulldogs clash". Townsvillebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  14. ^ Blackhawks, Townsville. "Jensen set for NRL debut". QRL. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  15. ^ http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2017/07/28/future_bright_with_c.html
  16. ^ http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2017/10/06/taumalolo_goes_back_.html
  17. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/corey-jensen/summary.html

External links

  • North Queensland Cowboys profile
  • Cowboys profile
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