Jason Nightingale


Club Appearances: 266

Club Debut Year: 2007

Club Final Year: 2018

Position: Wing

Club Points: 440

Club Tries: 110

Representative Honours:

  • New Zealand: 33
Appearances breakdown:

  • St George Illawarra: 266
Points breakdown:

  • St George Illawarra: 440

Made his NRL debut as a 20-year-old winger in round 8, 2007, scoring a try in a 28–16 win over Penrith at Kogarah. Appeared in at least 18 games a season every year from 2008 until his retirement at the end of 2018. Born in Sydney to New Zealand parents and a Renown United junior, made his international debut for the Kiwis in the Centenary Test at the SCG in 2008. Finished his career with the third most first-grade appearances for the Dragons, behind Ben Hornby and Ben Creagh. Was the fourth St George Illawarra player to score 100 NRL tries, after Nathan Blacklock, Matt Cooper and Brett Morris. Retired as one of five men — next to Graeme Langlands, Reg Gasnier, Johnny Raper and Ken Kearney — to appear in more than 30 Tests as a Dragons player, and one of two, along with Langlands, to play in three Rugby League World Cups while a member of the club. Scored two tries in the 2010 NRL Grand Final and was the club’s player of the year in 2011.

Played a total of 266 games games for St George Illawarra