Jamie Rooney

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Jamie Rooney
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Personal information
Born (1980-03-17) 17 March 1980 (age 38)
Featherstone, West Yorkshire, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 12 st 10 lb (81 kg)
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998–02 Featherstone Rovers
2001 Castleford Tigers 3 0 6 0 12
2003–09 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 150 60 320 21 901
2009–11 Barrow Raiders 60 24 246 5 593
2011 Limoux Grizzlies
2012 South Wales Scorpions 6 2 21 0 50
2012–13 Whitehaven 41 15 79 4 222
2014 Gateshead Thunder 9 4 11 0 36
2014 Featherstone Rovers 3 0 6 1 13
Total 272 105 689 31 1827
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006 England 4 4 18 0 52
Source: [1][2][3]

Jamie Rooney (born (1980-03-17)17 March 1980) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who is currently the head coach of his hometown amateur club Featherstone Lions. He is also a former England international, being an integral part of the 2006 Federation Shield winning side. Rooney is equally at home in both the stand-off and scrum half positions.[1][2][3]

Rooney made his professional début for Featherstone Rovers in 1998 in the Treize Tournoi against Limoux.[4] He made his league début in 1999 away at Whitehaven, coming off the substitutes bench and scoring one goal, and quickly became the first choice no. 7 at age 19. In two consecutive seasons he scored more than 100 points in the first 10 games, he is also in the Featherstone Rovers record books for most points in a season. He joined Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in December 2002.[5]

The England international had an excellent season with Trinity in 2006, amassing 197 points in 20 games after missing the early part of the season recovering from surgery on a troublesome knee. He shone for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1208) again in 2007, playing 25 games and scoring 208 points during 25 appearances. This eventually led to his earning a place in the Great Britain initial train-on squad for the Gillette Fusion Test series against New Zealand.[citation needed]

Rooney's autobiography, High Ambitions, was released at the end of March 2009.[6]

In July 2009, he was signed on loan to Co-operative Championship title hopefuls Barrow. After his contract expired at Wakefield, he rejected numerous offers from Super League clubs, instead deciding to stay at Barrow. He was made captain for the 2010 season. He left the club at the end of the 2011 season to join French side Limoux for the 2011-12 Elite One Championship season. He signed for South Wales Scorpions for the 2012 season. South Wales Scorpions released Rooney "by mutual consent" on 11 April 2012, according to the scorpions website.[citation needed] Rooney went on to play for Whitehaven and Gateshead until July 2014 when he re-signed for Featherstone Rovers.



His son Brennan suffers from cerebral palsy, and a fund, the Brennan Rooney Fund, set up by Wakefield Trinity, has already received over £70,000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Rovers ace Rooney notches his 1,000th point". Pontefract and Castleford Express. 8 April 2002. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Rugby league: Wildcats sign Rooney". Telegraph. 3 December 2002. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  6. ^ Rooney, Jamie (2009). High Ambitions. UK: Vertical Editions. ISBN 9781904091295. Retrieved 19 February 2011.

External links

  • (archived by web.archive.org) Barrow Raiders profile
  • Raiders beat Widnes to stay top
  • Raiders earn Super League boost
  • Johnston delighted by Barrow win
  • Rooney leaves Wildcats for Barrow
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