Jack de Belin Biography – Jack de Belin Wiki
Jack de Belin is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who last played as a lock and props for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL. He has played for Country NSW and New South Wales in the 2018 State of Origin series. In late 2020, he underwent surgery for testicular cancer after being diagnosed earlier that year. He played the part of his junior football career with St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown, and the Cootamundra Bulldogs in Group 9. He was then signed by St George Illawarra and competed in the 2011 National Youth Competition where he made it into the team of the year squad.
He made his first-grade debut for St George Illawarra on 27 June 2011 against Manly and played three first-grade matches that year. In 2014, he signed a year extension deal with St George Illawarra which would see him play with the club until the end of 2017. He went on to make 21 appearances for St George Illawarra in the 2014 season. In 2015, he was in the St George Illawarra side which made the finals but were eliminated by Canterbury-Bankstown in the first week. He made twenty-two appearances for the season and was a regular in the lineup. 2016 saw him make his representative debut when chosen to represent New South Wales Country in the annual City vs Country game. That year he again featured regularly in the Dragons’ first-grade line-up and made twenty-one appearances for the season. In 2017, de Belin was again chosen to represent New South Wales Country in what would be the final City vs Country match. In May 2017, de Belin was named in an extended New South Wales side to take on Queensland in Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series. Also in 2017, de Belin signed another three-year extension deal to stay at St George Illawarra until 2020. He was selected to play for New South Wales in the 2018 State of Origin series. He played in all games of the series and was credited for being a key part of New South Wales’ 2–1 series victory over Queensland.
On 13 December 2018, he was charged by police with aggravated sexual assault following an encounter with a woman in Wollongong. The incident reportedly happened after the woman had left a nightclub with a group of men including him. The woman claimed in her statement that she was under the impression the group would head to another nightclub but instead ended up at an apartment block where he and de Belin’s friend stripped naked and sexually assaulted her. Both men denied the claims. On 28 February 2019, he was stood down by the NRL under the NRL’s new ‘no-fault stand down policy, which allows players to train but not play until the completion of investigations in which players are charged with any serious criminal offense that has a maximum jail term of 11 years or more. On 17 May 2019, de Belin lost his federal court bid to be reinstated by the NRL.
On 28 May 2019, he was charged with two further counts of sexual assault. On 24 July 2019, he was committed to stand trial over allegations of sexual assault, having been charged with five counts of rape. On 13 February 2020, it was announced that his trial would be delayed until 8 April 2020 after a significant witness in the case became ill and was unable to attend court. During the November 2020 trial, NSW Police Detective Senior Constable Shawn Adams, who was tasked with leading the investigation into the de Belin rape allegations, admitted to willfully lying to the court while under oath and failing to disclose inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s statement. Adams was later criticized for not separating the woman who had accompanied the alleged victim to the police station, even though he knew she would later become a key witness in the trial. On 30 November 2020, De Belin’s trial was delayed further after the jury failed to reach a verdict, and was subsequently discharged. On 3 May 2021, the jury in de Belin’s retrial retired to consider its verdicts. The jury had previously heard 13 days of both pre-recorded and live evidence. After lengthy deliberations, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on five of the charges and returned a not guilty verdict on the sixth charge. He is still standing down from the NRL pending the outcome of a third trial option on 28 May 2021.
Jack de Belin Age
He was born on March 17, 1991 in Sydney, Australia.
Jack de Belin Partner
He is in a relationship with his partner, Alyce Taylor and they have a child together.
Jack de Belin Family
His grandfather Fred de Belin, was an Australian professional rugby league footballer and RAAF Flying Officer. His uncle Alan de Belin was a state and national representative lightweight rower from the Haberfield Rowing Club in Sydney who, in 1977, won a bronze medal at the 1977 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.
Jack de Belin Children
He has a child with his partner,a daughter named Billie Maree.
Jack de Belin Height
Jack de Belin stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.