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Jarrod Saffy

Jarrod Saffy

Australian rugby union and rugby league footballer
Jarrod Saffy
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Australian rugby union and rugby league footballer
Is Athlete Rugby union player Rugby league player
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 October 1984, Johannesburg, South Africa
Age 37 years
Star sign Scorpio
Education
St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Sports Teams
St. George Illawarra Dragons
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Jarrod Saffy (born 24 October 1984) is a rugby union player. He played rugby league for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL before switching to rugby with the Melbourne Rebels for the 2011 Super Rugby season.

Background

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Early career

Saffy moved to Australia as a 15-year-old and continued playing rugby union at St Joseph's, Hunters Hill. He represented the Australian Schoolboys, Australian under 21s and the Australian Sevens in rugby union as well as spending some time playing for the NSW Waratahs Academy and Sydney University Football Club.

As he has played sevens for Australia he is tied to them in Rugby Union.

Rugby League

Saffy switched to rugby league to progress faster and made his debut in first grade in rugby league in the final round 26 match of 2006 for the Wests Tigers. He made seven first grade appearances for the Tigers in 2007. Saffy played rugby league at second-row and also at prop-forward.

He played in St George's 2010 NRL Grand Final-winning team, and thus became the second South African-born player to win a premiership.

He was eligible to represent Lebanon as well as his native South Africa and he was also eligible to represent Australia in Rugby League.

Rugby Union

In April 2010 Saffy became the first NRL player to sign with the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby franchise. In October he commenced training with the Rebels for the new team's in the 2011 Super Rugby debut. He was expected to play at either blindside flanker or No. 8.

In May 2011 Saffy was named in the Rebels squad to travel to Pretoria and Bloemfontein for the Rebels' "challenging double-header" against the Bulls and Cheetahs.

In 2013 Saffy trained to be the Rebels first choice openside flanker, in competition with newcomers Scott Fuglistaller and Jordy Reid.

Saffy signed with French club US Bressane in November 2013.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 28 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/jarrod-saffy/summary.html
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/player?playerid=108418&teamid=3476
https://web.archive.org/web/20090401043527/http://www.joeys.org/aboutus/history.cfm
http://www.joeys.org/aboutus/history.cfm
https://web.archive.org/web/20120402153432/http://news.smh.com.au/sport/jarrod-saffy-resigns-with-dragons-20080509-2cke.html
http://news.smh.com.au/sport/jarrod-saffy-resigns-with-dragons-20080509-2cke.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20060905222648/https://aru.rugby.com.au/news/two_new_faces_in_ricoh_australian_sevens,13506.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20110713054505/http://www.irb.com/mm/document/lawsregs/regulations/04/23/28/42328_pdf.pdf
http://www.irb.com/mm/document/lawsregs/regulations/04/23/28/42328_pdf.pdf
http://www.smh.com.au/news/lhqnews/codebreaker-prepares-for-action/2009/08/06/1249350638687.html?page=2
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/dragon-saffy-right-for-final-20100926-15seq.html/
https://web.archive.org/web/20081120005547/http://www.lebrl.com/news/news141.php
http://www.lebrl.com/news/news141.php
http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/saffy-jumps-codes-to-rebels--and-he-wont-be-the-last-20100417-slex.html
http://www.melbournerebels.com.au/News/ArticleDetails/tabid/270/ArticleID/2956/Default.aspx
http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/saffy-back-to-stake-claim-for-rebels-20130201-2dq22.html
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