Luke Jones
Position Lock
Date of birth 2 April 1991
Height 196cm
Weight 111kg
Debut 2014 v France, Melbourne
Caps 3

Biography

Luke Jones made history in 2010 when he became the first forward in Australian rugby history to sign a professional contract while still at school. The St.Pius X-educated lock/backrower was just 18 when he made his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force in 2010, the same year he represented Australian U20s at the Junior World Championships in Japan. He moved to the Melbourne Rebels in 2011 and won the Rising Player of the Year award in his first season. In 2014, Jones made his Wallabies debut against France in Melbourne. He left Australia at the end of the 2016 season to join the Bordeaux-Begles on an initial two-year deal but ventured home briefly to play for the Alan Jones-coached Barbarians against the Wallabies in 2017. Late the following year, Jones was granted an early release from  Bordeaux and signed on with Melbourne for the 2019 Super Rugby campaign.

HIGHLIGHTS

2008

Represented Australian Schools and was chosen in the squad to tour Tonga and New Zealand.

2009

Represented Australian Schools against Tongan Schools and New Zealand Schools. Selected in the squad to tour Ireland and the United Kingdom. Jones won a total of eight Schools Test caps.

2010

Selected in the Australian squad for the Junior World Championships in Japan.

2014

Jones won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced James Horwill at lock in the 2nd Test, 6-0 victory over France in Melbourne. Selected in the Wallaby squad for the end-of-season Spring Tour he won a further two caps including his first run-on XV appearance at flanker against Ireland in Dublin.

The Rugby Championship 2020 season