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Luke Brooks

Halfback

Wests Tigers

Player Bio

Height:
180 cm
Weight:
88 kg
Age:
23
Date of Birth:
21 December 1994
Birthplace:
Sydney, NSW
Nickname:
-
Debut Club:
Wests Tigers
Opposition:
St. George-Illawarra Dragons
Date:
24 August 2013
Round:
24
Previous Club:
-
Junior Club:
Holy Cross Rhinos / Leichhardt Wanderers
Biography:

A local junior of Wests Tigers, Luke Brooks made his first-grade debut as an 18-year-old with a stunning win against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2013. Salary cap restraints prevented the Holy Cross Rhinos junior from playing any further games that year; instead featuring for the club's Holden Cup side where he was named at halfback in the 2013 NYC Team of the Year.

Brooks became the starting halfback for Wests Tigers in 2014, playing 21 matches and chalking up six tries and 12 try assists. He was named the 2014 Dally M Rookie of the Year, earning him selection in the 2015 NRL All Stars match on the Gold Coast.

He remains the youngest player ever to have featured in the All Stars game.

Brooks continued his development in 2015 with 10 tries and 16 try assists, before taking up a one-year extension with Wests Tigers in 2016.

The following year, Brooks would sign a two-year agreement with Wests Tigers that saw him remain with his boyhood club, but only played 17 games due to a number of niggling injuries — his lowest total of games played in a season since debuting.

In 2018, Brooks produced his finest season since debuting with improved totals in kick metres, forced dropouts, try assists, offloads, run metres and tackle breaks. He ended the year as one of two players to feature in every game of the season for Wests Tigers — the first time the halfback had achieved this feat in his career — and was named both the club's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year.

Brooks would cap off his superb season by taking out the Dally M Halfback of the Year Award — finishing just two points behind eventual winner Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. The 24-year-old became just the second player in history to win both the Rookie and Halfback of the Year Awards in his career, and the fifth Wests Tigers player to finish top three in overall voting.

Brooks became the first Wests Tigers halfback to play 100 first-grade games for the club in 2018, and is also the club's all-time leading try-scorer at halfback, having scored 31 tries from his 107 appearances to date.

Brooks is signed through at Wests Tigers until the end of the 2019 season.

Career

Appearances
107
Tries
31

2018 Season

Appearances
24

Scoring

Tries
5

Kicking

Forced Drop Outs
21
Average Kicking Metres
226.8

Attack

Try Assists
10
Line Break Assists
15

Passing

Offloads
19
Receipts
1174

Defence

Tackles Made
361
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
83.3
Total Running Metres
1999

Fantasy

Total Points
965
Average Points
40.2

2018 Season - By Round

2018 Season - By Round
Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Roosters Won 10 - 8 Halfback 70 - - - 228 1 - - 1 3 1 42 16 1 44 - -
2 Storm Won 8 - 10 Halfback 80 1 - 4 135 - - 1 3 18 2 45 9 2 103 - 29
3 Broncos Lost 7 - 9 Halfback 88 - - 1 183 1 1 - 1 27 1 41 14 6 91 - -
4 Eels Won 30 - 20 Halfback 80 - - - 280 1 - 1 2 17 - 34 12 4 117 - -
5 Storm Won 11 - 10 Halfback 80 - - - 311 2 1 2 8 14 1 46 13 3 140 - -
6 Sea Eagles Won 12 - 38 Halfback 80 1 - 4 188 3 2 1 5 22 1 60 10 3 135 - 7
7 Knights Lost 20 - 22 Halfback 80 - - - 405 1 1 - - 29 - 53 13 2 85 - 9
8 Eels Lost 24 - 22 Halfback 80 - - - 144 1 1 1 2 6 - 53 16 8 66 - 16
9 Warriors Lost 26 - 4 Halfback 80 - - - 106 - - - 4 17 1 47 17 4 69 - -
10 Cowboys Won 20 - 12 Halfback 80 1 - 4 243 1 - - 1 14 1 49 11 10 142 - 9
11 Panthers Lost 16 - 2 Halfback 80 - - - 286 - - - 2 2 1 55 15 4 44 - -
12 Bulldogs Won 14 - 10 Halfback 80 - - - 183 2 - - 2 26 3 63 20 1 108 - -
13 Roosters Lost 16 - 14 Halfback 80 - - - 301 2 - - - 12 1 76 9 4 108 - -
14 Sharks Lost 24 - 16 Halfback 80 - - - 379 - - - 1 6 - 55 16 2 43 - 7
15 Raiders Lost 12 - 48 Halfback 80 - - - 151 2 - - 1 11 - 53 17 8 50 - -
16 Titans Lost 12 - 30 Halfback 80 - - - 162 - - - 1 6 1 38 17 5 58 - -
18 Dragons Won 16 - 20 Halfback 80 1 - 4 84 2 - 1 3 12 1 48 18 4 78 - -
19 Rabbitohs Won 22 - 6 Halfback 80 - - - 307 1 1 1 4 10 - 45 16 2 63 - -
20 Bulldogs Lost 16 - 4 Halfback 80 - - - 266 - - - 6 17 2 61 10 5 73 - -
21 Knights Won 16 - 25 Halfback 80 1 - 5 224 1 1 1 8 13 1 49 18 4 94 - 18
22 Raiders Won 20 - 22 Halfback 80 - - - 139 - 1 1 6 9 - 47 21 9 68 - 16
23 Dragons Lost 10 - 20 Halfback 80 - - - 95 - 1 - 2 9 1 40 19 3 69 - -
24 Sea Eagles Won 22 - 20 Halfback 80 - - - 311 - - 1 2 16 - 38 10 3 126 - -
25 Rabbitohs Lost 51 - 10 Halfback 80 - - - 333 - - - - 4 - 36 24 5 15 - -

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Wests Tigers 2013 1 1 - - 100% 1 - 4 124 123.90 - 1 2 - 36 15 3 78 78.80 - - -
Wests Tigers 2014 21 10 11 - 48% 6 - 25 3,953 188.22 - 8 12 8 933 253 101 1,090 51.91 7 595 28.3
Wests Tigers 2015 23 8 15 - 35% 10 - 40 4,202 182.72 - 6 16 8 949 338 75 1,331 57.91 26 812 35.3
Wests Tigers 2016 21 9 12 - 43% 5 - 20 4,426 210.78 - 7 14 14 830 270 98 1,094 52.11 34 647 30.8
Wests Tigers 2017 17 6 11 - 35% 4 - 17 4,392 258.35 - 8 9 10 839 244 67 1,279 75.26 41 614 36.1
Wests Tigers 2018 24 12 12 - 50% 5 - 22 5,444 226.83 - 21 10 19 1,174 361 102 1,999 83.30 114 965 40.2

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Wests Tigers 2013 2018 107 46 60 1 - 31 - 128 23,036 215.29 - - 62 59 - 1,473 446 6,826 63.00 223 3,641 34.0

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