Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks will play his 50th NRL game this Sunday, April 10 when his side takes on the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium in Round 6.
Still only 21 years old, Brooks will achieve the milestone this weekend three seasons after making his first-grade debut in Round 24, 2013 against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where he was named Man of the Match in a 34-16 victory.
Following on from his debut in 2013, the Holy Cross Rhinos and Leichhardt Wanderers junior produced a stellar rookie season in 2014 — winning the Dally M and Club Rookie of the Year Awards, as well as the Club’s Play of the Year Award for his Round 2 try.
Brooks became the youngest player to take part in the All Stars game when he was selected for the NRL All Stars at the start of 2015. He finished the year with a personal-best haul of 10 tries (fifth most for NRL halves) and 16 try-assists (fifth most in NRL).
After missing the opening game of 2016 due to suspension, Brooks has returned in strong fashion, with his three try-assists last weekend taking him to second overall for try-assists this year, trailing only Dally M Player of the Year Jonathan Thurston (8).
Wests Tigers would like to congratulate Luke on his special milestone this weekend.
Player Profile: Luke Brooks
D.O.B. — 21st December, 1994
Position — Halfback
Junior Clubs — Holy Cross Rhinos, Leichhardt Wanderers
NRL Debut — Wests Tigers v Dragons, SCG, 24/8/2013 (Rd.24)
Rep. Honours — Aus. Schoolboys (2012), NRL All Stars (2015), NSW U/20’s (2013)
Career Awards — Dally M Rookie of the Year (2014), Club Rookie of the Year (2014)
Social Media — Twitter (@l_brooks7), Instagram (@luke_brooks)