Luke Jones


Foundation player Luke Jones enters his sixth season as a Rebel in 2016 having moved to Melbourne from the Force while still a teenager. Jones plays predominantly in the second row however also has the physical capabilities to be utilised in the loose forwards, at either six or eight. Missing just one match for the Rebels in 2015 after playing every Super Rugby game in both 2013 and 2014, Jones made the second-highest number of tackles for the club, carried the ball into contact more than any other Rebel and was also the number one receiver at lineout time, ranking third in the entire competition. Jones' one season at the Force saw him create history as he became the first forward in Australian rugby history to sign a professional contract while still at school, representing the Perth-based franchise twice before moving to Melbourne. A schoolboy sensation at St Pius, Jones is the prototype modern forward with a huge appetite for work and contact.