Jake Schatz


An industrious back-rower and tough as nails, Jake Schatz is one of the workhorses of the Reds forward pack. The talented young No. 8 made his debut for the club as an academy player in 2010 and quickly established himself as a regular, earning his 50th cap in just his fourth season. Knee and shoulder injuries threatened to derail his progress in recent times, but his resilience shone through as he earned a belated Test debut against Argentina in late 2014.