Competition - NRL
Round - 23
Teams – Roosters V Cowboys
Date –  14th of August 2016
Venue – Allianz Stadium
Photographer – Cox
Description –

Season Review | Jake Friend (c)

In his first season as stand-alone Captain of the Club, Jake Friend was rewarded in a range of different ways after an outstanding 2016 campaign.

Not only was he named the Jack Gibson Medal winner from his Club, but was also selected to play for Mal Meninga's Prime Minister's XIII and Kangaroos squad in the Four Nations. 

He made his debut for the Kangaroos against Scotland off the bench, a proud moment for the Club Captain and an exciting prospect for the future of the Australian rugby league side.

Friend started every game of the 2016 season for the Roosters, and as per usual he played with heart everytime he put on the jersey. 

At season's end, he had made more tackles than any other player in the NRL with a staggering 1279 tackles made. 

2016 Season Stats
GP P T G MIN AR ARM LB TA OL TK MT TB E
24 4 1 0 1820 102 626 2 12 12 1279 62 23 18

 

Career Stats (as at end of 2016)

App Tries Goals FG Pts
189 21 0 1 85

 

Representative Honours
2011 Prime Minister's XIII
2016 Prime Minister's XIII
2016 Kangaroos

 

Awards
2011 Sydney Roosters - Jack Gibson Medal
2016 Sydney Roosters - Jack Gibson Medal