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, and the New Zealand Māori and New Zealand at international level
|Born||8 October 1994|
Wellington, New Zealand
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|
|Position||Fullback, Halfback, Five-eighth|
As of 1 October 2019
He played junior rugby league for the Harbour City Eagles.
In Round 17 of the 2013 NRL season, Hughes made his NRL debut for the Gold Coast Titans against the Panthers at Darwin. 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. 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.
In October, Hughes signed a one-year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys.
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. In Round 12, Hughes made his North Queensland Cowboys debut in Wollongong, scoring a try in the 10-14 loss to the Dragons. On 30 June, he signed a 2-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2017.
On 3 September Hughes was named in the Queensland Cup Team of the Year at fullback for the second straight year.
At season end Hughes was selected for the New Zealand national rugby league team.
With the retirement of Billy Slater and injury to Scott Drinkwater, Hughes began the season playing the full time as the Melbourne Storm fullback role. Mid season with consistent performances for the Storm, Hughes made his international debut for New Zealand Kiwis against Tonga. He scored a try on debut and played off the bench.
Achievements and accolades
Queensland Cup Team of the Year: 2015, 2016
New Zealand International : 2019
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