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Joe Westerman biography: 13 things about rugby league footballer born in Pontefract, England

Joe Westerman is an English rugby league footballer. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  2. He and his wife Lauren Westerman have three children together.
  3. He is 6’4″ tall and his registered weight is 111kg.
  4. From 2007 to 2010, he played for the Super League club Castleford Tigers.
  5. From 2011 to 2015, he played for the Super League club Hull F.C. On October 15, 2011, he played for the England Knights and captained the team in a victory against France’s national rugby team at the Leigh Sports Village in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England. 
  6. On October 25, 2014, he made his senior international debut, starting in England’s victory against Samoa’s national rugby team at the Suncorp Stadium in Milton, Queensland, Australia at the 2014 Four Nations.
  7. From 2016 to 2017, he played for the Super League club Warrington Wolves.
  8. On October 1, 2017, he signed with the North American Rugby League club Toronto Wolfpack.
  9. In April 2018, he returned to Hull F.C. after being released by the Toronto Wolfpack.
  10. From 2020 to 2021, he played for the Super League club Wakefield Trinity.
  11. On June 25, 2021, he played for England’s national rugby team against the Combined Nations All Stars at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington, England.
  12. On February 11, 2022, he made his debut as a Castleford Tigers player for the second time.
  13. He was 33 years old when a video of himself performing a sexual act on a woman not his wife in an alleyway circulated online on February 13, 2023. He released a statement saying, “Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly apologise to my family and friends for my actions. I’d also like to apologise to the supporters, sponsors, staff, and directors of Castleford Tigers as well as my teammates. I’d like to extend this apology to the game of rugby league, and I have realised that I need to work on my decision-making around alcohol.”

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