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Carl Ablett
DOB19th Dec 1985
BirthplaceLeeds, England
Height1.83 m (6' 0")
Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
PositionBack Row / Outside Back
HonoursEngland
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LEEDS RHINOS DEBUT: v London Broncos 18.07.04

The 2012 was another exceptional year for Carl Ablett, who scored a try in the World Club Challenge and Grand Finals to help the club to two more titles.  He made his England debut against the Exiles and ended the season as part of the England Autumn international squad.

Once again he proved his versatility playing in the second row before switching to centre mid way through the season and put in an outstanding performance against Warrington.

An athletic and skilful player, Carl can play in a number of positions, and this versatility has proved invaluable for the Rhinos in recent years, playing at loose forward, centre and in the second row.

Leeds born, he joined the Academy in 2001 from Middleton, having also previously played with Hunslet Parkside, when he was 16 and just two years later he was part of the Rhinos Academy Grand Final winning squad. He broke through to the senior side in 2004, making a substitute appearance in the 36 all draw with London Broncos at the age of 19, becoming the 100th player to represent Leeds in the Super League era.

He had played a vital role in the Senior Academy side for a number of years and in 2005 he helped the team to victory in the First Division Grand final, scoring seven tries in his 15 appearances throughout the campaign. He ended the year gaining useful experience, when he spent a month on loan with London Broncos.

The following season Carl was named in the 2006 squad just outside the top 20 and he did not have long to wait to get first team action, making his Headingley Carnegie debut off the bench in the Rhinos 66-14 win over Castleford. An injury during the season limited Carl’s appearances, but in the six games he put in some solid performances.

During the 2008 season he was pressed into emergency cover at centre following season long injuries to Clinton Toopi and Ashley Gibson. Ablett not only filled the gap but excelled in the position as he was cleverly rotated by coach Brian McClennan with Gareth Ellis, to remain fresh and effective. He made 30 appearances in total, including his 50th appearance for the club in the Grand Final. He also became a father for the first time to daughter Ruby.

In 2009 he was able to move back to his preferred position in the second row and he became a mainstay of the team, missing just one game all season and only two of his appearances came as replacement. He started the Grand Final in 2009 and collected his third Championship in his 81st appearance.

After celebrating the start of the new year with a four year contract, there was frustration for second rower Carl Ablett during the 2010 season, with two injuries ruling him out of action for part of the campaign. He returned though to the side to help them in their push to the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final. In total he made 21 appearances and scored 3 tries over the campaign.

An outstanding 2011 season saw Carl score tries in the Challenge Cup and Grand Finals. He once again proved his versatility playing at centre and his form saw him called into the England squad for the first time for the Four Nations in 2011, but missed out on final selection.

Carl won representative honours with the England Academy at U17 and U18 level and was part of the side who won the Australian Test match.

Educated at Rodillian school, Carl has gained an NVQ in Sport and Recreation and he is currently the coach of the Rhinos Under 15s team.

His childhood heroes were Adrian Morley and Ellery Hanley. He credits his academy coaches Stuart Wilkinson and Mick Cook as being the greatest influence on his game.

 
Date Opposition Tries Goal FG YC RC Pts Mins
16/02/2014
Hull Kingston Rovers






80
21/02/2014
Warrington Wolves






80
28/02/2014
Catalan Dragons
1




4
80
07/03/2014
Huddersfield Giants






80
14/03/2014
Widnes Vikings






80
21/03/2014
London Broncos






80
28/03/2014
St Helens






80
06/04/2014
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
2




8
80
11/04/2014
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
1




4
80
17/04/2014
Bradford Bulls






80
21/04/2014
Salford Red Devils






80
26/04/2014
St Helens






80
02/05/2014
Wigan Warriors






80
08/05/2014
Castleford Tigers






80
17/05/2014
Wigan Warriors
1




4
80
23/05/2014
Hull FC






80
30/05/2014
Warrington Wolves






80
22/06/2014
Widnes Vikings






80
29/06/2014
Catalan Dragons
1




4
80
11/07/2014
Hull Kingston Rovers
1




4
80
17/07/2014
Castleford Tigers
2




8
80
25/07/2014
Salford Red Devils
1




4
80
09/08/2014
Warrington Wolves






80
23/08/2014
Castleford Tigers






80
Total Played 24 10
0
0
0
0
40
1920
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesGoalFGYCRCPts
2014 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
20
8




32
2014 - Tetley's Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
4
2




8
2014 Total

24
10




40
2013 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
25
5




20
2013 - Tetley's Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
2






2013 - World Club Challenge
Leeds Rhinos
1






2013 Total

28
5




20
2012 - Carnegie Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
4
1




4
2012 - Stobart Super League
Leeds Rhinos
29
11




44
2012 - World Club Challenge
Leeds Rhinos
1
1




4
2012 Total

34
13




52
2011 - Carnegie Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
5
3




12
2011 - engage Super League
Leeds Rhinos
26
6




24
2011 Total

31
9




36
2010 - Carnegie Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
2 +1
1




4
2010 - engage Super League
Leeds Rhinos
15 +3
2




8
2010 Total

17 +4
3




12
2009 - Carnegie Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
1






2009 - engage Super League
Leeds Rhinos
27 +2
7


1

28
2009 - World Club Challenge
Leeds Rhinos
1






2009 Total

29 +2
7


1

28
2008 - Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
3 +1






2008 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
16 +9
5




20
2008 - World Club Challenge
Leeds Rhinos
0 +1






2008 Total

19 +11
5




20
2007 - Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
0 +1
1




4
2007 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
0 +12
1




4
2007 Total

0 +13
2




8
2006 - Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
0 +1
2




8
2006 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
0 +5






2006 Total

0 +6
2




8
2004 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
0 +1






2004 Total

0 +1






Total - Super League

158 +32
45


1

180
Total - Tetley's Challenge Cup

21 +4
10




40
Total - World Club Challenge

3 +1
1




4
Total

182 +37
56
0
0
1
0
224
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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