23 Facts About Jonny Lomax


Jonny Lomax was born in Billinge, Lancashire, England on 4 September 1990.


Jonny Lomax played as a junior for Orrell St James, where he captained the side for some years, playing in his preferred stand-off position.


Jonny Lomax attended Rainford High Technology College in St Helens during his high school years.


Jonny Lomax was injured quite seriously during a Year 9 Powergen Cup quarter-final match, whereby he and an opposing player were both knocked unconscious in a collision.


Since then, Jonny Lomax has been synonymous with a protective headgear that he still wears in his professional career as a message to other youth players of the dangers of head injuries.


Jonny Lomax was injured during this match and was out of action for 6 weeks.


Jonny Lomax did not feature for St Helens in the end-of-season play-offs, which culminated in a third Grand Final loss to Leeds.

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However, in the round 5 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers, not only did Jonny Lomax's run of tries end, but his in the first team ended with a shoulder injury that meant he missed 6 weeks of action, which was ironically subsided by Gardners' return from his particular injury.


Jonny Lomax continued his run in the St Helens first team and played on the wing in their 2010 Super League Grand Final defeat by Wigan.


Jonny Lomax enjoyed a breakthrough 2011 season, forming a makeshift halfback partnership with fellow youngster Lee Gaskell that saw St Helens reach another Grand Final, however they were unsuccessful, beaten by the Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.


Jonny Lomax was handed the No 7 jersey in 2012 as a result and enjoyed another good season, scoring 14 tries as the club's first-choice scrum-half, however Saints' run of successive Grand Final appearances came to an end as they were beaten by Warrington in the qualifying semi-final.


In 2013, Jonny Lomax was moved to the fullback position by coach Nathan Brown, and played 19 times, scoring 12 tries and kicking 25 goals as St Helens narrowly missed out on a Grand Final appearance.


Jonny Lomax returned at the start of the 2015 season, but lasted only four games before injuring the same knee, ruling him out for the entire season.


Jonny Lomax's continued absence, along with the retirement through injury of Lance Hohaia and Paul Wellens, forced St Helens to bring in several short-term replacements, including Shannon McDonnell and Adam Quinlan.


Jonny Lomax played in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium.


Jonny Lomax played in the 2019 Super League Grand Final victory over the Salford Red Devils at Old Trafford.


On 9 October 2021, Jonny Lomax played for St Helens in their 2021 Super League Grand Final victory over Catalans Dragons.


Jonny Lomax set up the winning try in the second half of the final after he put a short kick through for teammate Kevin Naiqama to score.


On 24 September 2022, Jonny Lomax played in St Helens 2022 Super League Grand Final victory over Leeds and was awarded the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match.


Jonny Lomax was selected in England's 24-man squad for the 2016 Four Nations.


Jonny Lomax made his international debut in a test match against France.


Jonny Lomax was selected in squad for the 2019 Great Britain Lions tour of the Southern Hemisphere.


Jonny Lomax made his Great Britain test debut in the defeat by Tonga.