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Jordan Uelese

  • 22 Age
  • 122kg Weight
  • 189cm Height

Biography

Jordan Uelese is a Wallaby-capped hooker, who possesses freakish strength and pin-point throwing abilities, who will enter the 2020 Super Rugby season fresh off playing in all five of Australia's matches at the 2020 Rugby World Cup.

Uelese hails from Eltham, Victoria and has followed in the footsteps of Rob Leota to rise through Victorian Rugby’s elite pathway and sign a contract with the Melbourne Rebels.

Uelese was a key figure in the Melbourne Rebels U20 campaign in the inaugural Super U20s and started in all five games in the World Rugby U20s Championship in Manchester.

In 2017, Uelese committed to Australian Rugby until 2020, after the rising star was recognised for his breakout year with the Melbourne Rebels. 

Highlights

2017

Uelese made three Super Rugby appearances in 2017, his first offical year with the Rebels, debuting off the bench against the Blues in the opening round of the 2017 season at AAMI Park.

His performances impressed then-Wallaby coach Michael Cheika and was named in the Wallabies squad for The Rugby Championship, where he made his international debut against South Africa in Perth.

2018

Uelese made eight appearances for the Rebels in 2018, with an ACL injury in Round 16 against the Brumbies cruelling the young rake of adding to his Wallabies appearances.

2019

With Uelese spending the first two-thirds of 2019 rehabilitating, a successful return for the Melbourne Rising in their match against the Japan A Wolfpack side led to the front rower making a Super Rugby return in Round 15 against the Sunwolves. Uelese then played a further two games for the Rebels to take his season tally to three matches. 

Uelese's return to Super Rugby and raw potential as an international hooker led the front rower to be selected in the Wallabies' The Rugby Championship squad for 2019, where he played in Australia's opening match against South Africa in Johannesburg. Uelese was then selected as part of the 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Uelese playing in all five of the Wallabies matches as a reserve hooker.

Representative Honours

- Australia (2015, 2016)

- Australia (2017)

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