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Luke Brooks

Halfback

Wests Tigers

Player Bio

Height:
180 cm
Weight:
88 kg
Age:
25
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 became the club's all-time leading try-scorer at halfback, surpassing Scott Prince.

Having re-signed with the club on a long-term deal, Brooks continued his impressive form at club level in 2019 — registering career highs in try assists, offloads, tackles, kicking metres and running metres. The Holy Cross Rhinos junior was one of just four players to feature in every game for the club this season, the second year in a row in which he has played every match available for Wests Tigers.

Named once again in the Emerging Blues by NSW Coach Brad Fittler, Brooks closed out a strong year by taking out the club's N RL Player of the Year Award once again — becoming the first player to win the club’s NRL Player of the Year Award in consecutive seasons since Gareth Ellis in 2010 and 2011.

Brooks is signed through at Wests Tigers until the end of the 2023 season.

Career

Appearances
131
Tries
34

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 7 603 28.0
Wests Tigers 2015 23 8 15 - 35% 10 - 40 4,415 191.95 - 6 16 8 949 338 75 1,334 58.04 26 823 35.0
Wests Tigers 2016 21 9 12 - 43% 5 - 20 4,624 220.20 - 7 14 14 830 270 98 1,094 52.11 34 656 31.0
Wests Tigers 2017 17 6 11 - 35% 4 - 17 4,573 268.98 - 8 9 10 839 244 67 1,279 75.25 41 621 36.0
Wests Tigers 2018 24 12 12 - 50% 5 - 22 5,446 226.93 - 22 10 19 1,173 361 102 1,997 83.22 109 974 40.0
Wests Tigers 2019 24 11 13 - 46% 4 - 16 7,338 305.77 - 15 16 30 1,354 466 83 2,834 118.10 97 1,256 52.3

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 2019 131 57 74 - - 34 - 140 30,286 231.19 - 67 79 89 6,104 1,946 528 9,506 72.00 315 4,930 37.6

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