Joe Burke - Back rowWales RL
|Date Of Birth||18/05/1990|
|Place Of Birth||Newport|
|Clubs||West Wales Raiders, Oldham RLFC, North Wales Crusaders, Barrow Raiders, South Wales Scorpions, Celtic Crusaders, Celtic Crusaders Colts, Celtic Crusaders U18, Newport Titans|
|Honours||Wales RL, Wales Nines, Wales RL U19|
Joe Burke came through the Celtic Crusaders and Wales RL academy system and was a member of the Wales U19 side who won the European Championship in 2008. Graduating to the men's senior side, he helped Wales to win the European Championship in 2015 before playing in the 2017 World Cup. Originally at Newport Titans, Joe helped Celtic Crusaders U18 to win the National Youth League in 2009. He played once in Super League for their first team but was a regular with South Wales Scorpions where he was eventually appointed captain. Moving north to Barrow in 2014, he spent a year and a half at North Wales Crusaders from 2015 before signing for Oldham. He took a couple of seasons out of the game for personal reasons, moving back to Wales, and made a comeback with West Wales Raiders in 2021.
Also played in the Danny Jones Memorial Match - Keighley Cougars v Wales on 25/10/2015. Click here for details on this game.