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Jake Granville

Jake Granville
  • Date of Birth: 07-02-1989
  • Height: 172
  • Weight: 85
  • Position: Hooker
  • Rep. Honours: Queensland Residents (2012, 2013)
  • Junior Clubs: Rockhampton Brothers
  • Previous Clubs: Brisbane Broncos, Wynnum-Manly Seagulls
  • FG Debut: Brisbane v Gold Coast (17/05/2013)
  • Club Debut: v Roosters (Rd 1, 2015)
  • Instagram: jakegy


Born/ home town: Rockhampton
Qualifications: Third-year apprentice carpenter
Career highlight: 2015 Premiership
Best part about being a Cowboy: Giving back to the North Queensland community
First job: Carpenter/ labourer
Favourite dish: Roast pork or wings & fried rice
Personal motivator: Be the man your dog thinks you are
I would spend my last $10 on: Ultimate burger meal
Goal after football: Be successful and have a happy, healthy family
If you were an animal, what kind would you be? Dolphin
Something not many people know about you: I can play the ukulele (sort of)
Advice to younger players: Don't ever give up and be willing to learn from anyone  

Born in Rockhampton, Granville played his junior football for the Rockhampton Brothers before being signed by the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in 2008.

He switched over to the Brisbane Broncos to play in their NYC under-20s squad in 2009 before moving back to Wynnum, a Broncos affiliate club, for the 2010 Intrust Super Cup season.

Granville became a big favourite with Seagulls fans after playing a significant role in the club’s first back-to-back premierships in 2011 and 2012, under current Cowboys coach Paul Green.

The hooker made his NRL debut in round 10 of the 2013 season against the Gold Coast Titans and eventually tallied 10 top-grade appearances for Brisbane, including a run-on debut in round 15 of the 2014 competition, before signing a two-year contract for the Cowboys, starting in 2015.

He produced a stunning first season in North Queensland colours and was awarded 2015 Cowboys Players’ Player of the Year.

Sharing the starting hooker’s role in 2016, Granville didn't let anyone down, often playing big minutes in 25 busy performances and finished the season as the team’s second-most prolific tackler.