Luke Jones

  • 28 Age
  • 118kg Weight
  • 196cm Height

Biography

Luke Jones is the prototype modern forward, tall enough to operate in the second row, but also athletic and skilful enough to line up anywhere in the back row. 

Despite being one of the youngest members of the Foundation Rebels squad, Luke arrived in Victoria with Super Rugby experience.

He played twice for the Western Force in 2010, a side he agreed to join while still being a student St Pius X College, Sydney. 

This made him the first forward in Australian rugby history to sign a professional contract as a schoolboy.

Highlights

2010

Jones made his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force in Round 2 against the Hurricanes. He would also play once more in his debut season in Round 7 against the Bulls in Perth.

At the end of the season, Jones announced he would be signing on with newly created Australian Conference Club the Melbourne Rebels ahead of the 2011 Super Rugby season.

2011

In his first year with the Melbourne Rebels, Jones debuted for the Rebels in Round 14 against the Cheetahs, but would not add another appearance for the season.

2012

It was a year which proved to be a breakout one for Jones, with the young forward playing 12 games and cementing himself as either a starting lock or blindside flanker.

His performances throughout the campaign earned him the Melbourne Rebels' Rookie of the Year Award.

2013

Jones recorded his highest ever season games tally in his career, playing 16 games for the Club.

At the end of the year, Jones re-signed with the Rebels until the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

2014

Jones again played 16 matches for the season, but for started in every single game for the first time in his career. His exceptional performances in the second row resulted in Jones being called up for the Wallabies' June international series against France.

Jones was then selected for his Australian debut against France in Melbourne at Docklands Stadium.

Jones was also included in the national side's spirng tour, where Jones played a further two matches against Ireland and France.

2015

Jones recorded his 50th Super Rugby cap in Round 3 against the Brumbies, and his 50th Rebels Cap in Round 6 against the Lions.

Jones played in 15 games for the season at left lock and was not substituted once during his matches, meaning he played the full 80 minutes in every one of his performances.

2016

Jones played 13 games of Super Rugby for the Rebels.

After 73 games with the Club, Jones announced he would be leaving Australian rugby. In September, Jones signed a new two-year deal with French Top 14 side Bordeaux.

2018

After 42 appearances for Bordeaux, Jones announced that he would be returning to Super Rugby ahead of 2019 World Cup, signing a two-year contract with his former Club the Melbourne Rebels.

2019

After getting an early release from Bordeaux, he returned to Australia and began training with the Rebels for the 2019 season.

Jones was superb in his return home to Melbourne, with the powerful lock representing the Rebels 14 times. Jones was a force to be reckoned with in set pieces, with the second rower finishing third in the competition for line-out steals with 9.

Jones capped his return to Australian rugby by being selected in the Wallabies' The Rugby Championship side, earning his first Cap in 5 years against Argentina at Suncorp Stadium.

Representative Honours

- Australia U20 (2010)

- Australia (2014-)

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