Brock James

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Brock James
USO-ASM - 20140927 - Brock James 2.jpg
Date of birth (1981-10-22) 22 October 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb; 181 lb)
School The Scots College
University Sydney University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2001–2004
2005–2006
Sydney University
Nedlands
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004
2006–
Taranaki
Clermont
8
245
(93)
(2254)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005
2006
Reds
Western Force
3
10
(0)
(7)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000
2002
Australia U19
Australia U-21
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2002 Australia

Brock James (born 22 October 1981 in Victoria, Australia) is an Australian rugby union player currently playing for French club ASM Clermont Auvergne.

James learnt to play Rugby at Old Collegians in South Australia. He represented South Australia at U12, U14 and U16's and first represented Australia in 1997 as an Under 16.

James then moved to attend The Scots College in Sydney and Sydney University, where he was a resident of St. John's College. After a few good seasons in the southern hemisphere, he joined Clermont-Ferrand after Stephen Jones's departure. For his first season, he played every single game with Clermont and became top scorer of the league with 380 points. From 4 January till 28 March 2009, he scored 41 placed kicks in a row,[1] a new record for the Top 14, the old one being Romain Teulet's 35 kicks in a row in 2004–05.[2]

James has earned caps for Australia U-21 and Australia national sevens team in 2002.

James was ranked #50 in the list 'The 50 best rugby players in the world 2009' by the British newspaper 'The Independent'.[3][4]

Honours[edit]

  • Top 14 2010
  • European Challenge Cup (2007)
  • Under 21 Australian selection
  • Under 19 Australian selection (World Cup)
  • Under 16 Australian selection (a particularly notable achievement as he was playing outside of the traditional rugby states, for Old Collegians in South Australia at the time, where his father Jesse James was also a coach. Ben Suttell was Head Coach and inspired Brock to change positions from half-back to five-eighth)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyber Vulcans" (in French). Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Brock James s'offre le record du Castrais Teulet" (in French). Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Coyle, Danny. (2009-12-18) The 50 best rugby players in the world 2009 – News & Comment – Rugby Union. The Independent. Retrieved on 2011-11-12.
  4. ^ "Rugby - Player statistics James Brock - club stats". Itsrugby.co.uk. 1981-10-22. Retrieved 2013-08-25.