Josh Jackson has been awarded the Bulldogs 2016 Coaches Award.
The Australian Prime Minister's XIII has defeated Papua New Guinea PM's XIII with a record 58–0 win in Port Moresby.
It's been a big week for in-form Canterbury back-rower Josh Jackson.
Josh Jackson has taken out the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal following an impressive State of Origin campaign in which he played all but 10 minutes of the series.
Mal Meninga has named six debutants as part of the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII to take on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII in Port Moresby on Saturday 24 September.
Name: Josh Jackson
Junior Club: Gulgong Terriers, Mudgee Dragons
What do you like to do away from football?
Away from football I spend most of my time playing golf and fishing.
What was your first job?
My first job was mowing lawns in Dubbo, I didn’t earn much but it was great to be outdoors!
What are your goals in Rugby League?
My main goals in Rugby league would be to win a premiership with the Bulldogs. We have come pretty close in the past few years and I am confident we can get to the big dance again.
What do you love about Rugby League?
The thing I love most about rugby league is the contest, every day is a challenge you take on with your best mates.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
My biggest influence would be my parents, I don’t know where I would be today without them!
What is your earliest league memory?
My earliest memory in Rugby League is playing little league for Gulgong, seems like yesterday.
What is your best moment in league so far?
My best memory in rugby league would be my debut in 2012 for the Bulldogs, was scary and went so fast!
Best piece of advice you have been given?
To be number one, you have to train like you are number two.
What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?
NEVER GIVE UP! If you want it bad enough you can do it.
Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?
The player I most looked up to is Nathan Hindmarsh. I played the same position as him when I was a kid and he seemed like such a great player on the field and so loyal to his club and fans.
What are your memories of your first NRL game?
My first memories of playing NRL were wining against the Melbourne Storm in Mackay. I was named as the 18th man and didn’t know I would be playing until 5 minutes before kick-off when Greg Eastwood injured himself.
Favourite sportsman and why?
My favourite sportsman is Roger Federer. Enough said!
What can’t you live without?
My car, I use my car all the time!
What is the TV show you never miss?
The TV show I can’t miss would have to be Modern Family. Everybody needs to read Philsosophy!
What is on your bucket list?
I have sky diving down on my bucket list, would be awesome to try it once!
If you could play another sport, what would it be?
I would love to be a professional Golfer.
If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t playing league I would still be involved in sport in some shape or form.
How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?
I would love to be remembered as someone who never gave up.