Jahrome Hughes

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Jahrome Hughes
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Personal information
Born (1994-10-08) 8 October 1994 (age 24)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Gold Coast Titans 1 0 0 0 0
2016 North Qld Cowboys 1 1 0 0 4
2017– Melbourne Storm 21 6 0 0 24
Total 23 7 0 0 28
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2019 New Zealand Māori 1 0 0 0 0
As of 18 April 2019
Source: [1]

Jahrome Hughes (born 8 October 1994) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans and the North Queensland Cowboys.

Early life

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Hughes is of Māori descent and played junior rugby league for the Harbour City Eagles.

In 2008, Hughes moved to the Gold Coast, where he played for the Tugun Seahawks and Currumbin Eagles. He was educated at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School.

Hughes played for the Sydney Roosters SG Ball Cup team before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans in 2012.[3] He played for the Titans' NYC team from 2012 to 2014.

Playing career


In Round 17 of the 2013 NRL season, Hughes made his NRL debut for the Gold Coast Titans against the Penrith Panthers at Darwin.[4] In 2014, he spent the season in the NYC and was released by the Titans at the end of the year.


Hughes joined the new Intrust Super Cup side, the Townsville Blackhawks.[5] In September, he was named at fullback in the inaugural Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year. Hughes was named Blackhawks' Best Back and Players' Player.[6]

In October, Hughes signed a one-year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys.[7]


On 8 May, Hughes represented the Queensland Residents against the New South Wales Residents, playing at fullback and scoring a try in the 16-30 win.[8] In Round 12, Hughes made his Cowboys debut in Wollongong, scoring a try in the 10-14 loss to the St. George Illawarra Dragons.[9] On 30 June, he signed a 2-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2017.[10]

On 3 September Hughes was named in the Queensland Cup Team of the Year at fullback for the second straight year.[11]


In round 16, Hughes made his Melbourne Storm debut against the Roosters at Adelaide on 24 June.


At season end Hughes was selected for the New Zealand national rugby league team.

Achievements and accolades


Queensland Cup Team of the Year: 2015, 2016



Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2013 Gold Coast 1 0 0 0 0
2016 North Queensland 1 1 0 0 4
Career totals 2 1 0 0 4


  1. ^ "Jahrome Hughes - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1994-10-08. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  2. ^ "Jahrome Hughes". League of Titans. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ "Blackhawks fullback Jahrome Hughes close to NRL deal". Townsville Bulletin. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131203014708/http://www.titans.com.au/news-display/The-Late-Mail-Titans-vs-Panthers/78861. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Jahrome Hughes « Mendi Townsville & Districts Blackhawks RLFC". Blackhawkstsv.com.au. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Award Winners – Presentation Night 2015 « Mendi Townsville & Districts Blackhawks RLFC". Blackhawkstsv.com.au. 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  7. ^ "Blackhawks fullback Jahrome Hughes earns Cowboys contract". Townsville Bulletin. 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  8. ^ Nunn, Michael. "NSW too strong in Residents match". QRL. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  9. ^ NRL. "Dragons hold out brave". Cowboys. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  10. ^ "Storm trump Titans to sign youngster Hughes". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  11. ^ http://www.qrl.com.au/news/2016/08/31/chudleigh_wins_couri.html

External links

  • Melbourne Storm profile
  • Townsville Blackhawks profile
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