Brett Ferres

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Brett Ferres
Brett Ferres Leeds Rhinos.jpg
Personal information
Full nameBrett Ryan Ferres[1]
Born (1986-04-17) 17 April 1986 (age 33)
Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[2]
Weight16 st 5 lb (104 kg)[3]
Playing information
PositionSecond-row, Loose forward, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–2006 Bradford Bulls 39 13 2 0 56
2007–2008 Wakefield Trinity 41 7 7 0 42
2009–2012 Castleford Tigers 89 27 0 0 108
2013–2016 Huddersfield Giants 74 28 0 0 108
2016–2019 Leeds Rhinos 86 15 0 0 60
2020– Featherstone Rovers 0 0 0 0 0
Total 329 90 9 0 374
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–2015 England 14 9 0 0 32
As of 6 November 2019
Source: [4][5][6]

Brett Ryan Ferres (born 17 April 1986) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for Featherstone Rovers in the Betfred Championship, and has played for England at international level, initially as a centre and later as a second-row or loose forward.

He has previously played for the Bradford Bulls, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants and the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.[4][5][7][8]

Background[edit]

Ferres was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England.

Playing career[edit]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Ferres was a member of the England academy side that toured Australia and New Zealand in 2004. In 2005 he made 9 first team appearances for Bradford Bulls, and was the regular goal kicker for the senior academy, a side he also captained, scoring 17 tries in only 17 appearances for the under-21s.[9] As Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge, Ferres played from the interchange bench in Bradford's 30–10 victory. [10][11][12][13][14]

Ferres playing for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats[edit]

In late 2006, Ferres signed for Wakefield Trinity in exchange for David Solomona who went to Bradford Bulls.[15]

Castleford Tigers[edit]

Ferres signed for Castleford on 7 November 2008 after being released from his contract with Wakefield Trinity.[16]

On 2 July 2009 Ferres signed a new 3-year deal to stay at Castleford.[17]

Huddersfield Giants[edit]

In July 2012, Ferres signed for Huddersfield for a three-and-a-half-year deal.[18] He was named at second-row in the 2013 Super League Dream Team. Immediately following the test series against New Zealand, Ferres was suspended by Huddersfield pending an investigation into his "conduct away from the club". He was consequently transfer listed.[19]

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

In January 2016, Leeds Rhinos signed Brett Ferres from the Huddersfield Giants for an undisclosed fee.[20]

He played in the 2017 Super League Grand Final victory over the Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford.[21][22][23]

International career[edit]

Ferres won caps for England in 2006 against France, Tonga (2 matches) and Samoa in the 2006 Federation Shield tournament.[6]

In 2013, Ferres was named in the English squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Ferres was selected after Gareth Hock breached team policy and was removed from the squad. Ferres featured in every game England played.

In 2014, Ferres played for England in the 2014 Four Nations held in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2015, Ferres was selected in the England 24-man squad to take on New Zealand in a test-series. Before the series began England played a match against France. Brett scored 3 of the 15 tries scored by England in the match in what was a demolishing of their opponents.

In 2016, Ferres was initially selected in the England 24-man squad for the 2016 Four Nations, but had to withdraw due to a knee injury.[24]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brett Ryan Ferres". Companies House. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Giants to Boast Biggest Pack". Huddersfield Giants. Huddersfield Giants. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Huddersfield Giants 1st Team Brett Ferres". Huddersfield Giants web site. Huddersfield Giants. 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  7. ^ Huddersfield Giants Profile
  8. ^ "Brett Ferres Bio". Cas Tigers Official Website. 2 July 2009. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  9. ^ "Fans Make a World of Difference". This Is Bradford. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  10. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  11. ^ "England 26–10 France". BBC. 22 October 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  12. ^ "England 40–18 Tonga". BBC. 29 October 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  13. ^ "England 38–14 Samoa". BBC. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  14. ^ "England 31–14 Tonga". BBC. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  15. ^ "Ferres signs for Wildcats". Metro.co.uk. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  16. ^ "Tigers sign young forward Ferres". BBC. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  17. ^ "New deal for Brett". Cas Tigers Official Website. 2 July 2009. Archived from the original on 4 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  18. ^ "Huddersfield Giants sign Brett Ferres from Castleford Tigers". Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  19. ^ England forward Brett Ferres suspended by Huddersfield pending investigation
  20. ^ "Leeds Rhinos secure signing of Brett Ferres from Huddersfield Giants". The Guardian. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  21. ^ "Castleford 6–24 Leeds: Grand Final 2017 – as it happened". The Guardian. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  22. ^ "Grand Final 2017: Castleford 6–24 Leeds Rhinos". BBC Sport. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Danny McGuire guides Leeds to Grand Final success over Castleford". The Guardian. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Stevie Ward called into England squad for injured Brett Ferres". skySports. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

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